Frequently Asked Questions

Is there anything I need to do to prepare to float?

We advise avoiding caffeine and nicotine for a few hours before your float. These things can make your system jittery and can negatively impact your float experience. Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. Lastly, we advise eating a light meal about an hour or so before your float so you don’t hear your tummy grumbling.

Can I float if I just got a tattoo?

Absolutely not. Not only will it be painful (open wound and salt) but it can also affect the color and quality of the tattoo. We recommend waiting AT LEAST 4-6 weeks after you get your new ink before jumping in our tank. 

Can I float if I just got a piercing?

Similar to tattoos, fresh piercings don’t mix well with salt water. Depending on where the piercing is will dictate healing time. The healing process can take anywhere from weeks to months. For more specific information on healing times for your particular piercing, we suggest talking to the person who did the piercing.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?

Absolutely! There is a special position that pregnant women enjoy while floating that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the momma. Many pregnant women experience amazing benefits including decreased pain and tension especially in the low back. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns at all, consult with your OBGYN before coming in.

Can I float if I’m menstruating?

Absolutely! You just need to treat it like going to the swimming pool while on your period. To help ensure the absolute BEST float experience during that time of the month, consider coating the string on your tampon with petroleum jelly (provided for you in the room) to prevent the salt solution from wicking into the tampon.

Can I float if I just dyed my hair?

This depends. There is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some of the color out of your hair. In addition, we don’t want the dye coming out into the tanks. We recommend that you don’t schedule your float until your ensure the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear and no color is coming off onto your towel. If there is any color in the water running through your hair or any color on your towel, it WILL dye our tanks and we typically charge an extra cleaning fee depending on the severity of the incident.

Do I need to bring anything?

If you have long hair and need a comb or brush after a shower, then you might want to bring that. We recommend also taking out your contact lenses, so bring your case for those. Other than that, we provide everything you will need (towels, robe, earplugs, body wash, shampoo…) The rooms are completely private and most people prefer floating nude to get the full experience so there is no need to bring a bathing suit.

Do I have to stay in the whole time?

You do not have to stay in the entire time. There are no latches or locks, so you are able to get out at any time. With that being said, most floaters state that the float felt much shorter than it actually was because they were so relaxed. Time flies when you’re having fun right?

What if I’m claustrophobic?

Many people who are claustrophobic do really well starting out in our float Cabin. It is very spacious, bigger than most automobile interiors. Once they experience floating, many claustrophobic floaters even enjoy the Orb tank that we have. Either tank that you choose, remember that you are always in control and many people who are extremely claustrophobic have stated that they had no problem once they got in the tank and closed their eyes.

How long have float tanks been used?

Commercially since the 1970’s. With lots of published research touting the benefits of floating, and tons of research in the pipeline, floating isn’t some hocus pocus fad.

How many people can float at the same time?

Per county requirements, and more importantly to ensure the best float experience, only one floater is allowed in the tank at a time. We do have two tanks currently, with an additional two tanks coming in the future, so you can bring friends… you’ll just be in separate tanks.

How are the tanks cleaned?

Visit the filtration section to learn how the water is cleaned. We also use commercial strength cleaners on every surface that is touched in the room (including the shower) which kills all harmful bacteria and viruses (including COVID-19).

Can I drown if I fall asleep in the tank?

Nope. Many people fall asleep while in the tank, but the salt water is so buoyant that you have no choice but to float. 

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