FAQ

What do I need to bring?

The only thing you need to bring is yourself, an excited and open mind for what’s to come, and maybe a hairbrush. We will provide everything else you need to have a relaxing and enjoyable float experience. One you make an appointment, we will send you an orientation document for your first float.

So, no swimming suit?

That’s up to you, but we encourage you to float in the nude. Strings and ties may be distracting, and a clingy, wet suit might detract from the experience of sensory deprivation. Not only do you have a private room including a private shower, but you will also be completely in the dark when you float.

Is it safe?

Yes. The water in the tank is 10” deep, and it is nearly impossible to accidentally flip over. Because of the way the body lies on top, the water line does not approach the mouth or nose. You may exit the float tank at any time. Epsom salt is a commonly used over-the-counter remedy for multiple ailments, and although we highly discourage it, swallowing the water is not dangerous. If the salt water gets in your eye, it is only irritating and can be easily flushed out with fresh water.

What if I fall asleep in the tank?

Some clients are so relaxed by their floats that they drift into a peaceful sleep. This is fine! You are truly feeling the relaxation effects of your session. The only danger is that you may turn your head and be awakened by the water.
The music that signals the end of your float gradually increases in volume, and is enough to wake up even the most sublimely relaxed of clients.

Is the water clean?

Yes. The incredibly high salt content of the water prevents bacteria and other microorganisms from surviving within the tank. In addition, we filter the water thoroughly, zap it with antimicrobial ultraviolet light, and use an odorless and safe disinfectant at an optimal level for sanitation. This is more than is done for any hot tub or swimming pool. As a result, the water is very clean. We also ask that clients use the showers in the float rooms before and after their sessions. Soap and shampoo are provided in the showers.  At our Float Space we adhere to the Health Standards for Flotation tanks set up by the Floatation Tank Association (US)

I sometimes feel claustrophobic. Can I still float?

Each person is entirely in control of their own space for the duration of the float. In our float tank, the door is operated only by the user, and may be left open for the duration of the float if he or she chooses. Additionally, while floating in the dark, there is a unique sensation of floating in a vast space—far different from a restrictive feeling of being closed in.

I’m pregnant. Can I float?

Absolutely! Please check first with your midwife or obstetrician, but pregnant women in all trimesters enjoy the relaxation and physical relief of weightlessness found while floating. In the womb-like chamber of the float tank, mothers can feel an extra degree of closeness to their babies. We have heard rave reviews from pregnant women, and hope to provide this wonderful experience to more in the future.

Can I float if I dye my hair?

Yes! Floating with dyed hair is perfectly okay. Please wait a week after you dye your hair before floating to make sure that any extra color has had the chance to rinse out. There is a chance that recently-dyed hair may color the water in our float tank. If you are unsure, please just ask!

I have a problem with my ear drum. Can I float?

Some conditions, such as a perforated eardrum, require that one does not submerge their head in water until the eardrum or other injury is completely healed. Please follow your doctor’s orders, and if you are unsure, then do not float until you have a clear answer that you may do so without risk of harm.

I just got a piercing or a tattoo. What do I need to know?

Please refer to the instructions you received with your piercing or tattoo regarding water submersion. You may need to wait a period of time before floating. Allow at least one month after you have received a new tattoo to consider floating in order to protect your art.