NEW TO FLOATING?
Before Your Visit
Avoid shaving at least 6 hours before you float. Any cuts on your body will sting from contact with the Epsom salt.
You want to be as comfortable as possible while floating. Having a light, easily digestible meal 1.5 to 2 hours pre-float will ensure that you are not too full or dehydrated before the float.
Try not to drink too much before you arrive and use the bathroom before the float to save you from unwanted distractions in the tank.
Smoking & Caffeine
Avoid smoking or having caffeine before your float. These may cause too much stimulation while you float, which is not the relaxing experience you want. Even if you are craving a coffee or cigarette, you may find that the experience will suppress your craving.
Performing physical activity before you float can enhance the floating experience. Your body has let out energy, your muscles are loose and your mind is more clear. Floating in this state can potentially create a deeper state of meditation. If you have just come from a workout, make sure that you are hydrated and eat a small snack before you float.
If you have recently dyed your hair, or received other hair treatments, please wait at least 1 week before floating. Any hair treatment may be affected by the epsom salt. Please consult with your hair stylist before arriving.
During Your Float
Relax & Let Go
Don't come into the tank with any expectations. If you have trouble relaxing at first, repetition of a focus word such as “peace”, “relax”, or “let go” spoken in your mind in unison with your breathing can help. Your breath can be an amazing tool for calming the mind and relaxing the body. The overall goal is to help you let go and be present.
Being physically still by finding a comfortable position and remaining there combined with stilling your mind either through breath awareness or a focus word (mantra) can lead you into a state of holistic stillness. This can generate the perception of timelessness, your state of being will be extremely relaxed and this is when the body is in a state of healing.
It is important to be as comfortable as possible while you float. Try one of two positions in the tank to see which feels better for your body. The first is with your arms at your side and palms down. The second has your arms over-head with your palms up. Also, try to position your body in the middle of the tank to avoid “ping-ponging” from side to side.
With external stimuli at a minimum, your nervous system will turn up the volume to try and sense anything. Since there is still “nothing” coming in there is a great opportunity to simply sense whatever is left to be felt within your internal body. Feel your arms, legs, torso, head, as intensely as possible. Cultivate as much sensitivity to these parts as possible. Feel the energetic uniformed consistency of these parts and observe them without judgment, without limits. Observe your thoughts, emotions and sensations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please review the list below and let us know if you still have questions.
Do I need to bring anything?
No, just yourself! Towels, robes, earplugs, shampoo/bath soap, etc. will all be provided. Also, you can bring a container to place your contact lenses if necessary.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
People with extreme claustrophobia report no problems with floating. You are in total control over your environment and floating is more like being in outer space than closed in a tight box. Our float pods can be used with a completely open door as well as in different degrees of closure. It is up to you and how you would like to use them. We also offer a "float room" which is like a large bath tub with no closure at all.
Can I drown if I fall asleep?
Nope! The buoyancy from the salt water keeps you afloat. If anything, some people fall asleep and may be woken by a little salt water in the eyes
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Yes! Floating is amazing for pregnancy and can reduce much of the aches and pain related to pregnancy. However, if you are in your third trimester or have concerns please feel free to contact your doctor.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes! Just take the same steps you would before entering a swimming pool.
Are individuals with disabilities able to experience flotation therapy?
Absolutely! Floatation therapy has been shown to have a positive effect on individuals with disabilities especially autism, ADHD, and physical disabilities.
How is the water hygiene maintained?
We use active oxygen, no chlorine used. We have a maximum hygiene, top water treatment/cleaning technology better than swimming pools. The water is cleaned before and after every floating session in 4 different ways. Even if there is no floating, the system cleans the water automatically.
Can I share the pod with another person?
Yes, you can share the float experience simultaneously with a partner in our open pool which is our room #4. You will experience the same sensory deprivation as our enlcosed pods, in an open air environment.
Am I required to wear a bathing suit?
Wearing a bathing suit is optional, however, we recommend floating in the nude to maximize the sensory deprivation experience.
How often should I float?
Suggested frequency: is if you’re starting out for truly optimal results, floating 2-3 times a month is a great way to dive into a practice. For those really keen, floating once a week is incredible. However, even 1-2 floats / month is a great start too.
Will I see the benefits immediately?
Many people can easily sink into the depths of a float session on their very first try. However, we are all formed by our life experiences a little differently and for others it make take 2-3 floats before a deeper connection is made, this is normal.