HOW TO FLOAT
DON'T OVER THINK IT.
(BUT IF YOU"RE REALLY CURIOUS, THE BASICS ARE BELOW)
Schedule whenever is convenient for you... just not when:
You have just shaved (irritation can be distracting)
You are currently menstruating
You have recently colored your hair.
Please arrive 15 Min prior to your scheduled float if it is your first time at the center.
(If you're returning, 5 minutes is fine, just be aware that we can not extend your float session for late arrivals.)
Please park behind the building.
The staff will great you when you check in and walk you through a simple orientation if it is your first time in the center.
Please let the staff know if you have any allergies, medications, special considerations, or simply any questions or concerns regarding the center, the tanks, or floating in general.
Turn your phone off (or leave it in the car!)
SHOWER COMPLETELY-The tanks have a sanitation system with higher standards than pools and spas, but you can help by showering fully before each float. We reccomend showering at a mild temperature, to keep your skin temperature from changing to drastically in the tank.
Dry your face- Salt water is "hydro-phyllic" and can "climb" up your face and potentially into your eyes. It's not dangerous, but it can be irritating.
Cover any small scrapes/sensitive skin with petroleum jelly to protect it from salt irritation.
Accessories: Earplugs, Hair Cap,
However you please... but here are some tips...
Sit down and settle into the water gently. Center yourself in the tank by outstretching your arms and gently holding body in place until the water settles a bit.
Make note of the controls in the tank- you can flip them on and off whenever you feel like it.
If your body feel stiff at any point, gently stretch your ankles, wrists and neck.
Try some simple breathing exercises, fall asleep, or if you can, just do nothing.
When your float ends, stand in the tank for a moment and let the salt water run off your body.
There is A LOT of salt in the water on your body. the more you get off before you exit the tank, the easier it to clean your body (and the room : )
Grab a cup of tea, hang out for a while, read a book, log your experience...go about your day.