FAQ OF FLOAT!
Do I need to bring anything?
- Robe, slippers, bath towels
- Shampoo, conditioner and body wash
- Q-tips and facial tissue
- Hair dryer and mirrored vanity area
You can bring:
- Personal hygiene products and cosmetics
- Hairbrush or comb
- Contact lens solution
- Swimsuit if you desire, however we recommend floating nude to eliminate sensory distraction. You have your own personal float suite to insure privacy.
What should I do before my float?
- Eat a small meal or snack a bit before your session. Stomach growling can impede relaxation!
- Minimize caffeine intake a few hours before your float.
- Do not shave the day of your session. The salt in the solution may cause a little stinging on freshly shaven skin.
Is the water clean?
Yes. The high salt content of the pool solution, similar to that of the Dead Sea, inhibits the growth of bacteria. Our system also has a powerful filtration that cycles the water between every client utilizing hydrogen peroxide and ozone to kill bacteria.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
We provide an open float pool that is not enclosed, unlike float cabins and pods, which is optimal for those who dislike small spaces.
Who Shouldn’t Float?
The following are contraindications for floating and you will not be allowed to float if any of these apply:
- Open Wounds
- Fresh Tattoos
- Infectious disorder of any type
- Inner ear or Vertigo issues
- High-risk pregnancy
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Freshly colored or chemically treated hair
What about my hair?
Ladies, not to worry! We have a private area for you to dry and style your hair.
- If you have recently died your hair, please wait until the color has set, which can sometimes take weeks for bright or dark colors. Hair dye can stain our pool and we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment. If, at any time, the pool needs special cleaning due to staining the client responsible will be charged for the clean-up process. This is costly, so please don’t schedule if you are uncertain!
- The salt in the pool can sometimes loosen weaves/extensions. Ask your stylist or just wait the day before your next appointment.
If I fall asleep can if I drown?
The buoyancy of the tank makes it extremely hard to roll over if you fall asleep. If you did happen to manage such a difficult feat, the salt water in your eyes would wake you immediately. This is not a worry so lay back and relax!
Will the salt dry out my skin and hair?
No, quite the opposite. You will actually notice softer skin and hair after your float.
Can I float if I have my period?
Yes. Just be sure to use appropriate sanitary products such as tampons or menstrual cups.
Floating Guidelines and Tips
- It is required that all clients shower before and after their session.
- If you happen to get saltwater in your eyes, a spray bottle with purified water and towel will be available beside the pool or you can use the shower to rinse.
- Being able to fully relax the neck can be a challenge for some until they are comfortable with floating. A blue donut shaped float is provided for head and neck support, if needed.
- When the float begins it is good to find a comfortable position for your arms. Some prefer to leave them at their sides and others prefer to relax them over their head.
- Concentrating on deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth can assist in the relaxation process and help you relax and get the most from your session.
- When beginning the float you may notice your hands or feet touching the sides of the pool, but to get the full benefit of the lack of sensory input, it is best not to touch anything. Pushing off the side with force will cause you to ping-pong in the tank. Very lightly pushing with just a finger will help you move back to center without too much movement.
- Please be sure to exit the float suite as soon as possible after your session and head to our ready room where you can apply cosmetics and dry your hair. This will help our staff have plenty of time to start the tank filtration cycle and clean the room before the next client arrives.