Float Spa FAQ
What should I wear? Do I need to bring anything special?
Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Bring anything you will need to get ready for your day after your float session.
Everything you will need for during the float session itself will be provided for you. You do not need a swimsuit, since the best way to enjoy the benefits of flotation therapy is to float in the nude.
If you’re getting a massage or wish to use spa amenities during your visit, a locker, robe, and slippers will be provided for you.
I’m pregnant. Is it safe to float?
If you’re pregnant, we ask that you get approval from your physician prior to entering a float pool.
What should I eat or drink beforehand?
Eat a light snack before your float but do not eat anything beyond that. You do not want to be hungry or be aware of your stomach during your float.
Avoid alcohol and any stimulants like caffeine prior to entering the float cabin.
Should I arrive early?
Give yourself plenty of time before and after your appointment, as well as time to enjoy the meditation room and other available lounge amenities, in order to maximize the benefits of your float session.
You can resume your regular daily activities after your session. However, allow yourself some time to relax and enjoy your post-float feeling and to assimilate back into your daily routine.
Can I shave before I float?
We recommend that you do not shave on the day before you float — or at least for two to four hours before your float — as the salt water may sting freshly shaved skin.
Can I wear contacts?
We recommend that you remove contact lenses before your flotation therapy session.
Is it safe to float with a fake tan or newly colored hair?
DO NOT float within 72 hours of an artificial tan or hair color.
What if I have to pee?
Make sure to use the restroom prior to your float, even if you do not feel the need. You do not want that distraction during your float session.
Of course, you are welcome to pause or end your float session at any time, including to use the bathroom — but you will not get the full benefits of flotation therapy if your treatment is interrupted.
Should I shower beforehand?
You will be required to shower before and after your float session.
Please be sure to shampoo your hair and wash your skin thoroughly before entering the float pool to remove any body oils. Hair conditioner is NOT permitted during your first shower. It’s a good idea to skip heavy makeup or lotions on the day of your float session.
Should I wear earplugs?
For a more comfortable float, we encourage you to wear the provided earplugs while you float. Please be sure to put them in prior to your first shower and make sure they are appropriately positioned in the ears.
What if I have sensitive or broken skin?
Remember, you are entering salt water that may irritate your eyes, sensitive areas, and broken skin. Use the Vaseline® provided for these areas on your skin.
What if I get salt water in my eyes?
Dry your face thoroughly after your initial shower to avoid water dripping down your face in the float cabin. This may result in potential salt water in your eyes due to scratching your face. Be sure to hang a washcloth inside the float cabin to dry your face if needed during your float.
Use the spray bottle provided to rinse your eyes if salt water does get in them.
What’s the best way to float?
Enter the float cabin water as gently as possible to minimize waves and splashing.
Experiment with arm positions after laying down to find what is comfortable for you. Arms at your side or above your head are two common and comfortable positions. A neck pillow is inside of each float cabin to relieve any neck tension you may experience. Floating on your stomach is not permitted.
Make sure your movement inside the cabin is minimal as it will cause undesired bumping against the cabin walls and take longer for you to get settled in for your relaxation time.
To get settled in, it may help initially to focus on your breathing, feeling the breath slowly entering your body and gently leaving your body. The more relaxed you become, the more your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, allowing your body to rest, de-stress, and heal.
When can I float again?
Whenever you want! In fact, if you are a first-time floater, we recommend that you plan for three float sessions, scheduled approximately one week to one month apart. Although there are many exceptions, it generally can take up to three sessions in our float center to receive the full benefits of floating and get accustomed to the process.
We offer many packages to help reduce the cost of multiple float sessions. You can also sign up for our mailing list or like us on Facebook to receive float customer specials!
Contact us to book your flotation therapy treatment today!