Do I Need to do Anything to Prepare for my Float?
There are a few things that can make your floating experience a little more pleasant:
- Do not shave or wax any area of your body before your float. The salt can cause an unpleasant stinging sensation that can last for a few minutes.
- Avoid caffeinated beverages for several hours before a scheduled float. Caffeine can make you jittery and prevent you from fully relaxing.
- Do eat a light meal 60 to 90 minutes before you float. This will keep your stomach from growling and disrupting your relaxation.
Can I float if I just dyed my hair, Spray Tanned, or got a new Tattoo?
No. New hair dyes and spray tans can seep into the float water, causing it to become contaminated and even ruin our float tubs. Our minimum clean-up fee if you leave anything behind is $500.
If you’ve washed your hair at least three times and the color doesn’t rub off on your towel, you should be all right to float. Leave at least 48 hours between receiving a spray tan and your float to allow everything to settle.
If you’ve gotten a new tattoo within the last 30 days, or your new tattoo hasn’t yet healed, don’t float. The salt can get into the wounded skin and cause painful burning.
Can I float if I have hair Extensions or Receive Keratin Treatments?
You can, but we advise against it. Floating is similar to swimming in the ocean; it can weaken the glue on hair extensions and decrease the life of keratin treatments. Silicone clip-in extensions should be OK in the float cabins. We cannot guarantee the safety of your keratin treatment or hair extensions if you choose to float.
Do I need to Bring Anything?
Bring a comb and/or brush and a hair tie if you have long hair. If you wear contact lenses, bring a case and your solution. We provide all the necessities – towels, earplugs, unscented shampoo/body wash, hair dryers, makeup remover wipes. You may bring your own leave-in conditioner and styling products to be applied in the Primp & Grooming Room following your float.
What do I wear While I'm Floating?
Nothing! Bathing suits create pressure points on your body, which can detract from the sensory deprivation experience. Each of our private float suites has its own changing area, shower, and float cabin. Think of our float suites as you would a hotel room. Would you wear a bathing suit in a hotel room shower?
Why do you Insist I use the Shampoo & Body Wash you Provide?
The shampoo and body wash we provide has been carefully chosen because it is unscented, organic, and won’t affect the pH levels of the solution in the float tub. Though you may love your Strawberries & Cream or Woodland Forest products, the person floating in the suite after you may not enjoy it as much. Many of our guests have fragrance allergies, and we want to make our float cabins as welcoming to all our guests as possible. You’re welcome to bring your own leave-in conditioner or hair styling products to apply in the Primp & Grooming Room after your float.
How do you Clean the Tanks?
The high concentration of Epsom salt creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria. However, our advanced filtration systems run for a minimum of 20 minutes between appointments, filtering the water seven times before the next person steps in. The float cabin water is ozonated to eliminate any micro-organisms, keeping the water clean and clear.
What if I'm Claustrophobic?
Unlike many other closed-pod float chambers, our float cabins are like large bathtubs. You are always in control of your environment, and even those with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems in our float cabins.
Can I Float if I'm Pregnant?
Absolutely! Many pregnant women love floating, and there’s a special position that can relieve all the weight of the baby off the mother’s body. Regular floating can help relieve the routine aches and pains of pregnancy, making your overall experience more pleasant.
If you’re in your third trimester, have any pregnancy-related complications, or have any other concerns about floating and your pregnancy, consult with your doctor before coming to see us.
Can I Float if I'm Menstruating?
Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.
Can I Float if I have Eczema or Psoriasis?
Yes. The magnesium in the Epsom salt is very soothing and restorative to the skin. Some floaters with these skin conditions report an almost immediate easing of their conditions after floating.
What is your Policy on Tipping the Staff?
Gratuities are appreciated but not expected. Our floatistas take pride in preparing your float suite to ensure it is clean and comfortable for you.
They float on a regular basis and are happy to answer your questions, share their experiences, and provide pointers so you can experience an awesome float.
Do you Offer Couples' Floats?
No. Only one person is allowed per suite. We do have five float suites, and would be happy to help you throw a float party for up to four other people!
Is this only for New-Agey Hippy Types?
Floating has been around for over 50 years. There’s tons of published scientific research supporting the many benefits of floating. Everyone can float and experience the many benefits!
If I fall Asleep, can I Drown?
Nope. Sometimes, people get so relaxed they do fall asleep. However, the super-salinated water supports your weight even if you’re not awake. The worst that could happen is you wake up with a little salt water in your eyes.
Will my skin be all Pruney after Floating for an hour?
Unlike spending an hour in plain water, the minerals in Epsom salt nourish and restore your skin instead of dehydrating it. Epsom salt has been used for generations for its relaxing, restorative properties for muscles and joints.