FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since the saltwater can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time keeps hunger at bay. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
Are the Tanks and water clean?
Yes. Cleanliness, comfort, and privacy are our highest priorities and something that won’t get in the way of you having a great float.
The water is 40% Epsom salt (no pathogenic organisms can survive salt concentrations higher than 10%). This means our float tanks are extremely sanitary and probably one of the cleanest environments you’ll ever be in.
In addition, all water passes through a filter (100 times smaller than a human hair) before your float. We also use UV light and non-toxic disinfectants to kill any bacteria in the tanks.
Can I float if I’m claustrophobic?
Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank. You can float with the door open until you feel comfortable enough to close the door so the fun can begin.
Is it dangerous if I fall asleep?
It's possible you may fall asleep. However, the buoyancy of the water makes sinking and unwillingly flipping over onto your stomach an impossibility. People often think they have fallen asleep when they actually didn't — really it’s the relaxed Theta state described in ‘Benefits’.
Can I float if I am pregnant?
Yes, there is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. If you are in your third trimester or have any concerns, please consult with your doctor before coming in.
Can more than one person float at a time?
Solo float sessions only. However, we do recommend scheduling your floats simultaneously with your companion so that you leave the studio on the ‘same level’ so to speak.
What should I bring?
We provide everything you need to have a great float, including towels, earplugs, body wash, and shampoo. Most people prefer to float naked but if you’d really prefer to wear swimwear, you may. If you wear contact lenses you may want to bring a case and solution to put them in. It's much easier to wash saltwater out of your eyes if your contacts aren't in.
Do I have my own private room?
Yes, you have your own private room equipped with your own personal walk-in shower, which you’ll use before and after your float. You also have your own changing area.
Is there sufficient air supply?
Yes. The tank is designed not to be airtight, so there is plentiful air supply. In addition, fresh air is brought in by an air circulation system.
Can I float if I’ve just dyed my hair?
We recommend that you delay your float until the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear.
I just got a tattoo, should I float?
Floating and fresh tattoos do not mix! Not only could floating with a fresh tattoo be painful (salt + open wounds = ouch) but the water solution could cause fading or discoloration of your tattoo and permanently ruin its aesthetic appeal. How long you should wait before floating depends on the tattoo and how quickly it heals, but tattoo artists/floaters we have talked to have suggested waiting 4-6 weeks.