Float Procedure

  1. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your float session
  2. We’ll give you a tour and pre-float orientation
  3. Shower, put in earplugs, & enter your cabin
  4. Make yourself comfortable, lie still, and float away...
  5. Music will fade in to let you know your session has ended
  6. Peacefully exit your cabin
  7. Shower, get dressed, visit our vanity area if needed
  8. Relax with complimentary refreshments in our lounge area
  9. Schedule your next appointment and enjoy your post-float glow!

Pre-Float Optimization

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Caffeine - Avoid caffeine and other stimulants before your float. The float tank is trying to reduce stimulation and elicit a 'relaxation response'. Stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine will have the opposite effect.

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Shaving - Avoid shaving before your float. Any cuts or lesions may be distracting during your float due to the epsom salt sting. If you do have small cuts or areas of sensitive skin, we'll provide you with petroleum jelly to apply beforehand.

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Washroom - We advise you to use the bathroom before you float - an easy distraction to avoid.

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Eating - Avoid eating large meals before your float. It will be easier to relax if you're not digesting during your float. Ideally, eat a light meal 1.5 - 2 hours before you float. If you do eat a large meal, you may want to wait 3-4 hours before floating.

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Hydration - In order for your body to fully relax and heal, it is important to stay hydrated - this is true for everyday life as well as when you're floating.

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Exercise - Getting active before you float is a wonderful idea. Yoga, running, and resistance training are all activities that pair well with floating. Your muscles and tissues will be loose, allowing for increased blood flow which will help with recovery. By using up excess energy, your body will also ease into a deeper state of relaxation and meditation.

In the Tank

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Breathing - Your breath is an amazing tool for calming the body and mind. Try to slow down with some deep, long breaths. Once you settle into your float, try less to manipulate your breath and more to observe it.

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Movement - Avoid excessive movement in the tank; it will prevent you from fully relaxing and experiencing the many benefits that come with floating. Also, the more you move, the more likely you are to get salt in your eyes or mouth. The tank's strong Epsom salt solution has an unpleasant taste and will sting the eyes. If this does happen however, there is a spray bottle with water you may use to rinse

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Body Position - Although there is no "right" way to float, the two most common positions are arms at your side and arms above your head with your palms up. The arms up position is recommended to anyone with neck or back concerns as it brings the spine further into alignment. Feel free to play around with the two positions but once you found one you like, try to remain still and mindfully relax all of each body part from head to toe.

 
 Arms above the head

Arms above the head

 
 Arms at the side

Arms at the side