Float session TIPS

First time floating?  No problem!  Here are a few tips to make your first experience that much more enjoyable.

Prepare yourself physically:

  • Avoid shaving 12 hours before your float. The high concentration of epsom salt could be uncomfortable. 

  • Drink water.  It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day of your float. Being dehydrated can cause you to feel symptoms which can alter your state of well-being.

  • Coloured hair - wait at least 4 complete washes (with no colour bleed) before floating.  Dyes may bleed out due to the reaction with the high concentration of Epsom salts. If you're not sure, give us a call.

  • Caffeine (coffee, tea, pop, sport drinks) should be avoided. Stimulants may interfere with allowing your mind to relax.

  • Use the restroom facilities before your float. 

  • Eat a light meal at least an hour before your float. You’ll want to allow your food time to digest so your body won’t be disturbed while you float. Don’t go hungry either. You’ll end up distracted and thinking about food, taking away from the float experience.

  • Arrive 15 minutes before your session to allow yourself time to acclimate to the calming surroundings and slow down prior to your deeper experience. Stay with us 20 minutes after your session to enjoy complimentary water.

  • Salt in the eyes can sting - every room has a face cloth in case you get salty water in your eyes.

Prepare yourself mentally:


  • Leave your expectations are home - just enjoy the experience and go with it.  No two people have the same experience.  Be open to anything and everything  Like meditation, we need to learn to turn off our thoughts and noise in our brains.

  • Just relax.  Take a few minutes before your float to transition into the experience. Read a book.  Close your eyes and do some deep breathing, while sitting or while you're showering off for your float.

  • Fear!  People often say they haven't gone for a float yet because they're afraid....of something. Not being able to quiet the mind, being claustrophobic, drowning (virtually impossible in a float tank), etc.   Really the only thing to fear is your imagination.  

Float Etiquette

Kindly remember there may be someone waiting to float after you and we need to clean & sanitize the room as well as filter & treat the water. 

After your shower & are dressed please exit the room so we can clean it for the next person. There is a mirror and hair dryer located in the bathroom.