Questions about Float Therapy?
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Pregnant women love floating! 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 physician before coming in.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Don’t drink coffee black teas, green teas, energy drinks, etc for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery).
Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin.
Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float.
Drink plenty of water. Be hydrated as the float session detoxes your system a lot the first visit.
Do not shave.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Can I float if I just dyed my hair?
While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Your own flip flops and towel. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need for a (earplugs, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, vaseline…). If you use our flip flops and towel, there is a minimal fee.
Can more than one person float in a tank at a time?
Only one person per tank.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
There aren’t any latches on the tank doors, and you can get out anytime. That said, the 60-minutes usually goes by waaaay faster than you’d expect (our average customer usually says it felt like 30-45 minutes long).
What’s the longest someone has been in the tank?
Christopher, one of our owners, goes for a 12 hour float about once a month… John Lily is said to have floated for much, much longer periods of time.
Who invented these devices?
John C. Lily.
How long have float tanks been around?
The first float tank was developed in 1954.
What 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, & even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
How do you clean the tanks?
The water is fully filtered 3 times between each float, passing through a 10 micron filter and H2O2.
Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No- your skin doesn’t even prune up, but it does become silky soft afterwards.
Can I drown if I fall asleep in there?
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
Need a starting point for your own floating observations? Here are a few leading questions that can guide you into beginning to reflect post-float…
1. How Do You Feel in One Word after the Float?
2. How Was This Float Different from Your Last Float?
3. What Was the Best Part of the Float?
4. Where in Your Body Do You Feel Less Pain/Tension?