faq

 
 

—float

 
 

Is the water clean?

Absolutely. The water is far cleaner then any swimming pool you’ve taken a dip in. We use Micron Filtration, Ultra Violet Rays, and Ozone Generators to keep the water at its cleanest. Even better, our powerful filtration system runs 3 complete cycles between floats, providing you with the most sanitary environment possible. And don’t forget Epsom salts are a natural disinfectant and are present in a super loaded amount.

What if I am claustrophobic?

Fear not, you are in complete control of the environment. You can float with lights on or off, music or you can simply open the pod/door should you feel the need. Think about it this way, when the lights are off and you can’t see the physical dimensions of the pod/room, the feeling is expansive – limitless versus limiting.

Do I need to bring anything?

Just bring yourself. You can bring a swimsuit, however most prefer to float in the nude as material on the body stimulates the senses. We provide Seaweed Bath Co. shampoo, conditioner and bodywash, earplugs, fluffy towels and everything else you might need. Feel free to bring your own hair brush/comb, deodorant, slippers and anything else that makes you feel as though you are at home.

What do I need to do to prepare?

Not much. Just a couple things to keep in mind. Don’t shave or wax before floating. We provide vitamin a&d for small cuts. Please do not wear any hair or skin products prior to floating and don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand.

That's a lot of salt. What is magnesium sulfate?

It’s magic. Magnesium Sulfate is a mineral, which has been shown to help detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, trigger the release of endorphins (happy chemicals), and provide relief from physical, mental, and emotional stress and fatigue.

I'm pregnant. Can I float?

Yes. It’s probably the craziest, most stressful period of your life. Pregnant women have used floating to relieve the stress on their bodies for decades. If you’re in your first trimester or have any concerns, please consult with your doctor before booking a float.

Can I eat before I float?

A light meal. Try to eat a few hours before the float so you won't need to use the bathroom in the middle of your session. Also avoid caffeine a few hours prior to entering the pod.

What about my hair?

Please do not shave or wax the day of your float. There is ton of epsom salt in the water and the chances of your skin being irritated is high. If you have recently dyed your hair, please schedule your session when your hair color has set, typically one week after your coloring.

What should I expect?

Be without expectations! The beauty of pause is that it allows your mind to go wherever it wants to go with no constraints. Forcing expectations upon the experience will inhibit the natural journey that your mind wants to take.

When should I arrive?

Life is crazy. Arrive 10 minutes early and take a few minutes to wind down in the pause lounge before your session begins. You can read, do some deep breathing, recite a mantra or simply close your eyes. Entering your float room in a relaxed state will maximize your float experience.

It's Los Angeles. Where can I park?

There is metered street parking on Washington Blvd directly in front of Pause and complimentary street parking on Glencoe and Walgrove – see posted parking sign restrictions.

 
 
 

—sweat

 
 

Hydration, hydration, hydration

Most people do not drink enough water to begin with and now that you are using an infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated. Always drink plenty of water before, during and after your sweat session.

Am I naked?

Your birthday suit is best as more skin exposure is preferable. Swimsuits are ok as well. We recommend bringing clothing that are loose fitting and comfortable to put back on after your session.

Do you have towels? How about showers?

We provide you with two towels – one to sit on and one to wrap yourself in. We do ask that you always lay one towel on the bench. Each room has one fully appointed shower.

What If I get too hot?

It's easy. Simply open the door for a minute to let some fresh air inside. Or pop out and take a quick rinse in the shower.

How will I feel during and after my sauna session?

Infrared saunas heat you very gently and slowly, making it a very peaceful experience for most people. You may find that you do not sweat for the first 10-15 minutes, or not very much at all your first time. With increased usage you will likely notice an increased ability to sweat more productively. After sweating you will feel great. You may notice glowing skin, diminished wrinkles, muscle and injury relief as well as a sense of relaxation.

What should I do after the sweat?

When you finish your sweat, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire. Sit or recline with a towel or wrap around you for a few minutes.

Is there anyone who should not sweat?

The only people who should not sweat are pregnant women, those with pacemakers and, although rare, those who have an inability to sweat.

Is it true I am still burning calories up to an hour after my session?

Yes. By increasing your heart rate and core body temperature by 3 degrees in your session, it could take up to an hour to return to normal. We encourage you to stay active before or after your session if you want to maximize the calorie burn.

How do you clean the saunas?

We take cleanliness very seriously and ensure that each suite is fully cleaned in between sessions with non-toxic cleaning supplies. Additionally, infrared heat kills 99% of bacteria, creating an inherently sterile environment.

When should I arrive?

Life is crazy. Arrive 10 minutes early and take a few minutes to wind down in the pause lounge before your session begins. You can read, do some deep breathing, recite a mantra or simply close your eyes. Entering your sweat room in a relaxed state will maximize your infrared sauna experience.

It's Los Angeles. Where can I park?

There is metered street parking on Washington Blvd directly in front of Pause and complimentary street parking on Glencoe and Walgrove – see posted parking sign restrictions.

 
 
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