Humans have a natural and innate instinct to float. We floated in the womb. We float in the bathtub, pool, or lake. Floatation Therapy is a natural and relaxing way to minimize the constant barrage of daily stimuli and return to our weightless beginnings.
Floating is a therapeutic bath for the purpose of cleansing and relaxation. There is no feeling of hot or cold, just a warm blanketing effect that removes all of the sensations of your skin. The stimuli of light and sound are also removed, providing an environment free of the constant input of daily life. This allows your mind the freedom to clear, relax, focus, and generate clarity. There really is something to “nothing”.
Pain Relieved Through Floatation
“After 25 minutes in the tank I began to feel a sense of boundlessness, offering incredible relief to my body. Once I emerged from the water, I had an overwhelming feeling of relaxation that stayed with me throughout the entire day. Truly, this is something I would encourage others to try; especially for those like myself who are rehabilitating from injuries.”
FIRST TIME FLOAT GUIDANCE
Please allow 15 minutes before your first session to fill out paperwork and go through an orientation. We will provide you with a detailed explanation of how to use either the float room or pod.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING
- Any hair products you will need after showering
- Flat irons or curling irons for your hair
- Makeup and deodorant if you wish to re-apply
- Your own hair brush or comb
WHAT WE SUPPLY
- Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and towels.
- Basic disposable earplugs; those with swimmer’s ear, please bring your own.
- For after your float we have q-tips and hair dryer. If you wear contacts and wish to remove them, you will need containers and solution to do so. Most people do not report a problem in wearing their contacts while floating.
FLOATATION THERAPY FAQs
IS THERE ANYTHING, SPECIFICALLY, NOT TO DO BEFORE I FLOAT?
- Avoid alcohol and stimulants like coffee, tea and cigarettes before floating. If you are under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs we will be unable to allow you float.
- Do not float if you have an illness, epilepsy, active or a contagious skin condition, or any large open wounds.
- Eat light prior to floating at least for a few hours.
- We recommend that you not shave the day of your float (or a minimum of 4 hours prior) as the salt will sting those areas. If you have any unhealed cuts or burns, we provide gel for protection.
- Keep the caffeine to a minimum beforehand.
- Wait at least 2 weeks after dying or coloring hair as the salt may strip the color.
WHAT DO I DO BEFORE FLOATING?
You will take a shower prior to floating in order to remove all hair products, soaps and lotions. We provide bath products and clean towels. We provide foam ear plugs if desired.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING A FLOAT SESSION?
You can wear a bathing suit if you prefer, but most people do not wear anything while floating. The float tanks are in private rooms with individual showers.
WHAT IF I GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC OR JUST DON’T FEEL RIGHT DURING THE FLOAT?
At no time during your float are you trapped inside the tank. You can always sit up, open the door, and get some air. You are under no obligation to stay in the tank for the entire float session. If you still have hesitations and would like to schedule a time to see the tank before committing to an appointment, please contact us to schedule a no-obligation float consultation.
HOW DOES THE SESSION END?
Floating is a deeply relaxing experience. To indicate your session has ended you will be gently roused from your relaxed state by either the sound of music and light or the sound of a door bell. Within a few minutes, you should prepare to get up and shower. If you have fallen asleep, we will gently knock on the side of the tank.
Call 916-817-4407 to book an appointment!