Do I need to do anything to prepare?
Flotation Therapy is one of the easiest activities imaginable and no major preparation is needed! The only precaution that you should take is that you should not shave, wax, or tan at all 24 hours prior to your Float appointment. The high salt content of the water can be irritating to freshly shaved, tanned, or waxed skin. We provide petroleum jelly in every room for you to cover any small cuts in case you forget!
All new Clients, please make sure to arrive 15 minutes early prior to your scheduled time to ensure you get a personalized walk through of our facility. This will help you to maximize your experience and make the most of your time in our facility. It also ensures that you are able to Float for the full duration of your appointment, is respectful of all of our other clients and helps maintain our schedule.
Before you enter the Flotation Therapy pool itself, you will shower thoroughly before (only use conditioner during your post-float shower), insert ear plugs to keep the salt out of your ears and make sure any scratches or small cuts are covered.
Please do not wear any hair or skin products prior to Floating that cannot be easily removed in your pre-Float shower. If you have hair coloring that has not set (at least 72 hours) you cannot go in the Floatation Therapy pool until the color is set and nothing washes out in the shower.
We recommend trying not to eat about an hour before your Float and to have an empty stomach and bladder – you don’t want to be distracted from your experience by feeling stuffed or feeling starved! We also recommend that you avoid caffeine within about 4 hours prior to your Float. Don’t forget to use the bathroom before Floating.
Come with an open and positive mind, and our friendly, knowledgeable relax:Float Spa Team Members will also be there to answer any questions and help guide you through the process!
Do I need to bring anything? Can I bring a bathing cap or swimsuit to wear?
Just yourself! We’ll provide everything you need including showers, soap, shampoo, towels, and ear-plugs!
While you can wear either, they will become heavy with Epsom salt, become a distraction, and you will almost certainly decide to pull it off. Floating nude is typical and preferred by just about everyone, and you are in your private, individual Float Suite the entire time which also includes your own adjacent shower and changing area with all of our complimentary amenities.
You will only need to bring your usual post-shower products such as brush/comb, makeup, etc, for use in our separate Decompression Room if needed. Our Decompression Room contains hairdryers, skin lotion, detangler, and deodorant for your use!
Can I Float if I am pregnant?
YES! Not only is Floatation Therapy safe but it is encouraged! Some say Floating is “a pregnancy must!”
Floating allows you to escape the added stress and weight of pregnancy by being in a weightless environment, taking the strain off of your body.
In fact, heavily pregnant women may get more relief from Floating than anyone else. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to the massive gravitational strain placed on the body, and Floating can be a wonderful escape.
Read more of the benefits for Pregnancy, including testimonials of how it can be an awesome way to bond with your baby!
We recommend you check with your doctor or midwife first in all cases, especially if you are in the final month or first trimester.
Can I Float if I am menstruating?
Yes, you would just need to follow the same protocol as you would for a swimming pool.