Please enjoy the video before your float - also there are more tips below to help you prepare for the best float
What do I need to bring?
We provide the essentials for the float. People with long hair may want to bring a hair brush for after, and those with contacts should bring their contact case and solution.
1. Arrive and check in (you don't need to bring anything but yourself)
2. We will cover the basics when you arrive and answer your questions
3. Put in ear plugs - Shower. Step into the tank. Close the lid. Turn off the music and light
4. When your time is up, music fades in, and the light comes on easing you out of the float
6. Shower again, get dressed and bask in your post-float GLOW
Remember there may be someone waiting to float after you. After your shower and are dressed please exit the room so we can clean it for the next person. We have a space located outside the room with hairdryers and mirrors. You can take your time outside the room, and relax.
We are a scent free facility, so please refrain from spraying any perfumes, colognes, or scented products anywhere in our establishment. Let's keep it neutral for everyone to enjoy.
SHAVING - Avoid shaving before your float. Any cuts 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 the Vaseline to apply beforehand.
EATING - Avoid eating large meals before you float. It will be easier for your body to fully relax when its not digesting food. If possible, eat a light, meal 1.5-2 hours before your float.
HYDRATION - Being dehydrated before the float may not be the best state, particularly for your brain. A healthy daily hydration practice is just good for optimal biology.
WASHROOM - Be sure to use 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.
TECHNIQUES WHILE 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.
Positions - The most important thing is to get comfortable. There are only two real positions in the tank:
1. With your arms at your side, palms down
2. Arms over-head with your palms up
Play around alternating between both to see what feels better for your body. The arms up position is recommended to anyone who has neck or back concerns because it brings the spine further into alignment. When you are comfortable in your position, try to remain still and mindfully relax your body from head to toe.
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 face in the shower.