What is floating?
Floating is an experience of weightlessness that happens by lying quietly in 10 inches of skin temperature water filled in a solution of 1,200 pounds of Epsom salts. Like the Dead Sea, the environment is so dense that you float effortlessly.
How long is a float session?
The floatation session lasts anywhere between 60 minutes and beyond. Allow 5 minutes before and 5 minutes after floating for showering and changing. Many of our customers will purchase more than 60 minutes to not only have a longer floatation session but to also enjoy our extraordinary Steam Showers. If this is your first time floating, please arrive 10 minutes early for paperwork
Do I need to bring towels or shampoo?
We will provide towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, a hairdryer, and ear plugs.
What should I avoid before floating?
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and mind altering substances several hours prior to floating. Avoid shaving or waxing immediately prior to floating as the salt could irritate fresh skin. If you have any open cuts or wounds it is best to wait for those to heal before floating. Please do not urinate in the float space, as this would be damaging.
What if I get salt water in my eyes?
We give clients specific directions on how to enter the Float room and lay peacefully. If you get any salt water in your eyes you will be uncomfortable for a few minutes. To avoid getting drips of salt water in your eyes, push your hair back on your forehead when you change from lying down to sitting up. Also keep your salty hands away from your eyes. In the event that someone accidentally gets salt water in their eyes we have a fresh water spray bottle to rinse out your eyes and it is available inside of the room. Also have your towel where you can easily reach it, and use it to wipe your eyes.
Can I drown if I fall asleep?
No, there is enough buoyancy to keep you afloat. Plus, your eyes will burn if you get salt in them.
What if I can’t swim?
No swimming skills are required for floating, you will lay back and float effortlessly.
What about privacy?
Each room is completely private and secure. You have your own exclusive space for dressing, showering and floating.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
The float rooms we have are more spacious than traditional float tanks and one has the option to keep the door open. The room is also equipped with chromatherapy lights if you require them as well.
What body position is best?
You can experiment with the best body position for you. For example, hands behind head, on your chest, along your sides. If you have tension in your neck you can relieve it by clasping your hands behind your head or using a head float.
Can I get locked in the float room?
The Float room door pushes open and does not lock. The outer room is locked for your comfort and to secure your personal possessions. You may leave a session at any time.
Is there a size or weight limit?
No, clients weighing over 350 pounds have floated comfortably.
How is water hygiene maintained?
We adhere to the Float Tank Association’s guidelines and comply with stringent health and safety regulations. The water in the floatation rooms contains mostly salt, so the solution is sterile. We use ultra-violet radiation and add a limited amount of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to ensure it’s totally clean. There is also a 24/7 filteration system.
Will my skin wrinkle?
No. while fresh water causes wrinkles by washing away natural minerals, the salt water does the opposite and leaves your skin feeling soft and silky.
What if I recently got a hair treatment?
Avoid hair coloring at least 48 hours before. The salt could disrupt keratin treatments or the glue used in extensions, so you might want to postpone your float if you have had these procedures done recently.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes, just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Floating relieves the mother’s body from the baby’s weight. We suggest you check with your doctor first, especially if you are in the final month.