Covid-19 and Floatation Therapy
Floatation Therapy has further increased in popularity in recent years. Since the start of the pandemic, many people have experienced increased stress, uncertainty and found their lives changed more than ever before. These recent unprecedented times have only increased the need to escape.
This area page provides information on the safety of floating and how using the Orbit can make the process safer for both the user and the operator
Is Floatation Therapy Covid safe?
Floatation Therapy is safe, floating in a well-disinfected system (WHO). The environment inside a floatation tank, especially the Orbit, is a very harsh condition for bacteria or viruses to grow or live in with the combination of Hydrogen Peroxide (the disinfectant) and heavily saturated Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) in the solution.
Why Floating is Safer in an Orbit
ORBIT 8% H202
99.999% proven bacterial kill rate, No harmful by-products and totally non-corrosive in use. Odour, colour and taste-free. Degrades into water and oxygen post disinfection.
ORBIT BAG FILTERS
Microfibre layers efficiently remove fine particulate and also unwanted trace oils from the liquid, Multiple layers of prefiltration ensure high levels of contaminant removal and Micron graded density filtration. WRAS approved product.
ORBIT 3% SURFACE CLEANER
Excellent surface cleaner breaks down biofilm left on the surface of the Orbit and provides an active disinfectant coating preventing germicidal growth. Highly effective surface or object disinfectant
COMPLETE SOLUTION PROCESSING
Every time the Orbit is filled and emptied, the solution passes through the advanced filtration system including two 1 micron bag filters and a UV Sterilization unit providing customers with a crystal clear solution every time.
ORBIT UV STERILISING UNIT
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or deactivate micro-organisms by destroying the nucleus and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular function
ORBIT APPROVED SALT
Sourced from natural deposits and 100% organic. Orbit Approved Epsom Salt makes for a very harsh environment for bacteria to grow let alone survive. Low in secondary salts and heavy metals, fully water-soluble, colour-neutral. Sourced from natural deposits and 100% organic.
Can COVID-19 spread through Hot Tub & Pools?
There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs (CDC) which means the same for floatation tanks as they are isolated units that are treated with the same disinfectants and cleaning process. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine and bromine or Hydrogen Peroxide for use in the Orbit, with a 99.999% proven bacterial kill rate) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
Whilst the Orbit can keep the solution safe, it is down to the Operator the ensure Maintenance and sanitization of the system are kept. This means ensuring:
It’s cleaned appropriately between every use with Orbit-3 (our very own Disinfectant Surface Cleaner)
The solution H202 PPM is maintained at 100PPM with the use of Orbit-8 (Our solution disinfectant), and the pair of 1-Micron Bag Filters are changed adequately over time.
The Orbit’s UV Sterilisation unit works in the background every time the system is run for a Float Cycle or even simply during a heat recovery cycle.