We understand that floating can be quite a foreign concept to most, so we have listed some of the more frequently asked questions to help prepare you for your float experience with City Cave. 


  • What do I wear when I am floating? 

You float in the nude. This not only assists with sensory deprivation, but also stops any additional bacteria from getting into the pools.

  • What is a couples float? 

A couples float in when two people (generally a couple) float in the same room together. You are welcome to float with anyone you wish to, but as above, you will be nude when doing so. 

  • What's the difference between a float tank and a float room? 

We did a whole blog post on this that you can read about all the differences between the two options here. 

  • How often should I float?

Because floating is a completely natural process, you can float as much as you like, but it really depends on your lifestyle. We have guests with chronic injuries who float every 3 days, and some who come in once a month to help with stress. It's completely based on your needs and the results you are after. Much like the gym, going once won't have the same impact as going consistently. 

  • Can I float if I am pregnant?

You certainly can! While we recommend checking with your obstetrician before conducting anything, we have had many pregnant floaters who find it helps with the discomfort that is experienced in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, as well as some who have found it helps with morning sickness. Again, this process is completely natural so there are no problems with floating when pregnant.  

  • Can I float if I am menstruating? 

Unfortunately not due to hygiene reason. We recommend waiting until you're in an alternate phase of your cycle before coming in to experience float therapy. 

  • How do you keep the pools clean? 

Although your appointment is only 60 minutes, we allow 90 minutes for each session to give us the chance to clean and re-dress the rooms between appointments, as well as filter the pools. Our filters are designed for 10,000 litres of water, but the pools only contain 1000 litres. Each pool also has 400Kg (approx) of salt in them, so no bacteria is able to cultivate in this environment. Again, we require everyone to shower before and after their session to aid in hygiene. 

  • Do you have car parking on site? 

We certainly do! James Street as two allocated car parks in centre, but you are welcome to also use the car parks allocated to visitors in orange signs. Paddington has car parking available under the building.