First Float FAQ

What should I do to prepare to float?

We provide everything you need and you go in nude, so there is nothing to bring.
We recommend you don’t shave 4 hours prior (waxing up to 24 hrs).
It’s best to eat a small meal 2-3 hours prior and it’s ideal to avoid caffeine before your float.
Be prepared to remove contact lenses.

Do I need to bring anything?

Nope! We provide everything you need (towels, earplugs, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner) and you go in nude, so you’ll be good to go. Note: We now have hair dryers!

Can 2 people float in the pod at the same time?

While 2 people could fit in our pods, we only allow 1 person per pod.

What happens if I fall asleep?

It’s totally safe. In fact, some people enjoy sleeping in float tanks.

How is the water in the float tank kept clean?

After each float, all the salt water in the tank is cycled through an advanced filtering process 3-4 times. These filters are fully effective to one micron, which is 100 times smaller than a human hair. In addition, the 1,200 lbs. of Epsom salt that are dissolved into the water acts a natural disinfectant. On top of this, we maintain a safe level (100 ppm) of hydrogen peroxide, a powerful disinfectant. Water sanitation is extremely important to us, so we continually test and monitor the it to make sure it is perfectly clean and safe, so you can relax knowing the environment is completely sterile.

Will the salt damage my hair?

The high density of salt may dry out your hair a bit, but a good solution is to use a mixture of one part white vinegar and one part water in the shower when you get home. http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Hair-Silky-and-Shiny-with-Vinegar

How long are you in the pod?

We give you time to shower before and after, so you’re in the pod for a full hour.

What if I’m claustrophobic?

People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. You have a light button right by your side, you’re always in control of the environment, and can get out anytime.

Can I float if I’m pregnant

Absolutely. Floating has proven to be great for pregnant women and is totally safe. Some women report that it’s a great bonding experience with the child and it’s perfect if you’re jealous of the womb experience your baby is feeling ;)

What is epsom salt?

Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulphate and is non toxic. It can help to relieve stress, soothe your muscles, soften your skin and maybe even reduce the look of wrinkles. Some recent studies have even indicated that Epsom salt baths may be soothing for children with autism.

Magnesium is important in that it helps keep enzyme activity regular in your body, and it helps your bodily functions to run smoothly. More than half of all Americans have a magnesium deficiency, which is believed to be a factor in all kinds of health problems. Sulfate also plays an important role in the way in which your body works: It has a role in the formation of brain tissue and joint proteins, and it can strengthen the walls of the digestive tract [source:Epsom Salt Council].

Can I float if I’m menstruating?

Yes.  Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.

  FIRST FLOAT WALKTHROUGH

1. We’ll have you watch our intro video, answer any questions, and take you to your private float room.

2. You’ll shower, put in the provided wax ear plugs, and put vaseline on any scrapes or cuts.

3. Step into the pod nude, lay on your back, find a position that feels most comfortable, and try the neck cushion if you feel it’s needed.

4. After a few minutes, your spine will decompress and you’ll start to lose track of where your body ends and the water begins – transcending all distractions and discomforts of the body.

5. In our default session, a soothing audio track will play for the first 10 and last 5 minutes. It can also be played throughout or you can play audio from your phone. All of our sessions are 1 hour long.

6. Exit the pod, shower, chill in our lounge area, share your experience, and bask in your post-float glow!