FLOATING PROCEDURE

  1. Arrive and check in (you don’t need to bring anything but yourself).
  2. We’ll cover the basics together and answer your questions.
  3. Shower – put in ear plugs – step into the tank. Close the door. Turn off the light.
  4. When your time is up, music fades in, easing you out of your float.
  5. Turn on the lights and step out.
  6. Rinse off, get dressed and bask in your post-float GLOW.

When you enter the tank, your body will rest on a solution of water and 1000 lbs of Epsom salts. The water is heated to skin temperature making the floating solution is almost imperceptible to the touch. After a short time of floating in complete stillness, the borders of awareness between your body and the water will begin to dissolve. No noise or light from outside of the tank will reach you.

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TESTIMONIES


PRE-FLOAT OPTIMIZATION

Shaving

Avoid shaving before your float. Any cuts or lesions will be distracting due to the Epsom salt sting. If you do have any small cuts or areas of sensitive skin, we’ll provide you will Vaseline to apply beforehand.

Eating

Avoid eating large meals before your float. It will be easier for your body to fully relax when it’s not digesting food. If possible, eat a light, clean meal 1.5-2 hours before your float. If you plan on eating a large meal, leave yourself 3-4 hours before your float.

Hydration

In order for your body to fully relax and heal, its important to stay hydrated – this is just as true for everyday life as when you’re floating.

Washroom

Be sure to go to the bathroom before your float – an easy distraction to avoid!

Caffeine

Avoid caffeine and other stimulants before floating. The float tank is trying to reduce stimulation and elicit the ‘relaxation response’; stimulants like caffeine and nicotine will have the opposite effect.

Exercise

Getting active before your float is a great idea. Yoga, running, and resistance training are all activities that pair well with floating. Your muscles and fascia will be loose and flowing with blood which helps to cleanse and repair your tissues. By using up any excess energy, your body will naturally ease into a deeper state of relaxation and meditation. Think of your float as the ultimate Savasana!

IN THE TANK

Breathing

Your breath can be an amazing tool for calming the mind and relaxing the body. Try to slow everything down with some deep, long breathes; once you settle into your experience try less to manipulate the breath and more just observing it.

Body Position

The arms up position is recommended to anyone who has neck or back concerns because it brings the spine further into alignment. Play around with the two to see which feels better for your body. When you are comfortable in your position, try to remain still and mindfully relax all of each body part from head to toe.

Letting Go

In order for your body to fully relax and heal, its important to stay hydrated – this is just as true for everyday life as when you’re floating.

Movement

Avoid excessive movement in the tank; it will prevent full relaxation and therefore many benefits of floating. Also, the more you move, the more likely you are to get salt water in your eyes and/or mouth. The tank’s strong Epsom salt solution has an unpleasant taste and will sting the eyes. If this happens, slowly exit the tank and rinse your mouth and/or eyes in the shower.

Water Sanitation

3x Filtration

The entirety of the water is filtered through a 1-10 micron filter a minimum of three times after each float. Skimmers are used to keep the surface completely clear.

UV / Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant in the tanks – a non-toxic alternative to chlorine and bromine. High powered UV light units are attached to the pump system for added sanitation.

Proper Chemistry

We rigorously measure and maintain the pH, alkalinity, specific gravity, and temperature of the tanks. The water in the float tank is about 30% epsom salt, which is a difficult environment for a lot of bacteria to live in (the Dead Sea is named that for a reason). Our tanks are likely to have some of the cleanest water you’ve ever been in.