We recommend limiting your caffeine intake before floating. We also advise that you refrain from shaving the morning of your float. If it is your first float, plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment for a tour of our float therapy center allowing us to provide you with an overview of how to operate our float tank sound and lighting controls.
Although you may wear a bathing suit, most people prefer to not wear anything at all. Additionally, a bathing suit would add unnecessary sensory input due to the high levels of salt, any article of clothing you take into the tank will become caked in salt as they dry.
You have full control of your float, with the ability to turn on both lights and sound. Also some people with claustrophobia have reported no problems with floating and have shared that they sometimes float with the door open.
We provide: Towels, washcloths, soap, shampoo, ear plugs, lotion, cotton swabs, and make-up remover along with other necessities.
However, if you wear contacts, it’s a good idea to bring your case, solution, and eyeglasses. You will also need to shower before and after getting in the tank, so if you require special toiletries or shower shoes, you should bring those, too.
Outside of that, bring yourself along with a smile!
The water in the float tank is completely filtered between each float session to ensure a safe and clean environment.
Although the high salinity of Epsom salt kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, we enlist a process that filters through a 1 micron filter, then with a combination of UV, Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide to make the water completely fresh for each float session. Disinfection is also inherent as the concentration of the salt water solution is approximately 25% salt. It has been shown in scientific literature that pathogenic microorganism cannot survive in concentrations higher than 10% salt.
Absolutely, it can be great to have someone around to share the experience with afterwards. Although you can’t float together in the same tank, you can book floats at the same time.
Definitely! Pregnant women get significant relief in pain and muscle tension from the state of deep relaxation achieved from floating. We do recommend that a pregnant woman consult her physician prior to floating, especially during the first trimester.
We recommend not floating if your dye is fresh, at least week after you color your hair. If you use any straitening treatments with keratin, the salt may disrupt the hair treatment. Certainly we wouldn’t recommend you get in the tank if your hair is not yet safe in the shower. We would hate for you to damage expensive work and would be happy to help you reschedule if necessary, no problem. Some people like to use a swimmers cap, feel free to do so, however we do not provide them.
Nope. Some people even fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
Floating has been around for over 60 years, and has loads of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.
Yes. Just use the same precautions you’d use for a swimming pool or hot tub.
As always, it is important that you check with your health care provider first, for any conditions that might be specific to you. We are not qualified to give medical advice.
Do not float if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Do not float if you are injured or have open or bleeding wounds.
Do not float if you suffer from incontinence, nausea or epilepsy and are not on medication and have been medically advised not to float.
Do not float if you under the age of 18 without prior written parental consent.