You are in control of the length of your session. We offer 60-minute sessions, but you may end the session whenever you want by getting out of the tank. Many people report that it takes about 30 minutes for their bodies to settle down and for their brains to enter "theta state".
We highly recommend floating in the buff. The feeling of a suit against your skin can be a distraction.
Nope. The salt solution is so dense it will keep you afloat under all circumstances. If you fall asleep, sweet dreams.
The cabins are cleaned after every float and go through a state-of-the-art process utilizing UV rays and Hydrogen peroxide. Your pool will be sparkling clean or the float’s on us.
You spend a lot of money on your hair and it looks darn good on you! We want your color to stay as vibrant as it was on day 1; we also don’t want the colors left in our solution to put extra strain on our filtration system. For our benefit, and yours, if you have recently dyed your hair we ask that you wait a minimum of 1 week (or 3 washes) before floating. For the super vibrant colors- or any spectrum of red, you will want to wait longer. When you can shower with no dye running, and your towel doesn’t change color, you should be good to float. If you float frequently you will likely notice that your color fades faster; this is due to the combination of Epsom salt and hydrogen peroxide. Bottom line, for both our sakes wait the required time and then float away!
Keratin hair treatment- Anyone using keratin treatments for their hair are told to avoid salt water; and yes, this includes Epsom salt. On the advice of a hair professional, we recommend you wait 4 weeks after getting the treatment before hopping in the tank. Keratin extensions need to be adjusted monthly, and generally last 6-12 weeks. The best practice would be to float right before you get a treatment done. A float likely won’t damage the keratin any more than a swim in a chlorine pool
We recommend that you not float for a week after having a spray or applied tan or if some color is still coming off when your skin is wiped or washed.
We love seeing your personal expressions of individuality, but you want to wait until your tattoos or piercings have fully healed before getting into the tank. Everyone heals at different times, and it also depends on the type of tattoo. Generally speaking, 3 to 4 weeks should suffice, after the scabbing and and peeling have subsided. As a test, apply hand sanitizer to the area and if it stings you’ll want to wait a little longer get in the tank. Henna tattoos will be stripped by the salt so you will be asked to wash them off before your float.
If you wear contacts, you may want to remove them before your float. If so, please bring lens solution and anything else you might need.
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.
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