Do I need to bring anything?
If you wear contacts, it’s good to bring a case, your solution, and your glasses. We provide the towels, earplugs, shower slippers, soap, shampoo and even a hairdryer. Since floating is done in the nude, you won’t require a swimsuit, this can become a distraction to the floater and the salt could discolor your favorite suit. You can bring a change of clothes for after your post float shower, if you wish.
What if I dye or color my hair?
Your hair will get wet, though the water is neutral and the Epsom Salt is not at all harsh, if you dye your hair, you will need to wait at least 10 days after you dye it to give your new color time to set in completely. With red dye, we require you to wait at least 30 days to float (until no color bleeds out in your shower) and wear a tight-fitted swim cap (you provide) while floating. We've found that red dye (and other bright color permanent and temporary dyes) can leach out of hair for many weeks, which may damage our float pods. You cannot float if you have Henna coloring in your hair (or a Henna tattoo).
Special Note: If you use a Keratin hair smoothing treatment, hair professionals recommend staying out of salt water and this includes Epsom Salt. So if you use this product we recommend taking precautions against getting your hair fully wet by using a high quality swimmer’s cap to keep as much water out as possible and float with the Nekdoodle (provided in our center).
What if I’m claustrophobic?
People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. You’re always in control of your environment, and you can get out anytime. You can leave the lid open, leave the light on or listen to music during your session, it’s your call.
Can I drown if I fall asleep?
No. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes, nose and mouth.
How are the tanks kept clean?
Float tank water is generally cleaner, in fact, than most swimming pools or hot tubs because only one person uses them at a time, and they aren’t sweating or wearing sunblock. Additionally, we take keeping our water clean very seriously. The water in our pods is completely filtered through our high-tech filtration system through a 10 micron filter and we have the added benefits of UV light and hydrogen peroxide which sanitizes the water between each float and all through the night.
Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely. You cannot float together in the same tank, only one person per tank, per room is allowed, but you can book floats at the same time. If you have three to four in your group, we can typically see all at the same time, our schedule is staggered for individuals. Just note on your booking that you are coming together.
What types of tanks do you have?
We have four Dreampods, they are one of the most luxurious, full featured floatation tanks on the market. It requires over 1000 pounds of Epsom salt to get the solution just perfect for floating.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would if you were to go swimming in a pool (use tampons or menstrual cups).
Can I float if I am pregnant?
Definitely. Floating can relieve a lot of the aches and pains caused by pregnancy. If you are in your first trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.
Can I float if I'm sick or suffering from allergies?
If you’re coughing, sneezing, or your nose is running, floating is not a good idea – it will be almost impossible for you to avoid getting the saltwater in your face and that will sting quite a bit. We want you to enjoy your float, and you won’t if your nose is burning. Also, if you are contagious, it is recommended to stay home. We will be glad to help you reschedule your appointment.
Can I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No. Your skin doesn’t even prune up. You do absorb the wonderful benefits of magnesium from the Epsom salt during your float. Go to Benefits of Floating page to see the list.
How long is the float session?
A 60 minute float session is approximately 50-55 minutes of floating time in the Dream Pod, depending on how long your pre-float shower takes. You are usually taking your post float shower by the time the filtration pump turns on and you are dressed and out of the room by the time the 15 minute filtration cycle ends.
A 90 minute float session is approximately 75-80 minutes of floating time in the Dream Pod, depending on how long your pre-float shower takes. You are usually taking your post float shower by the time the filtration pump turns on and you are dressed and out of the room by the time the 15 minute filtration cycle ends.
New customers should arrive 15-20 minutes beforehand for your first float so that you can sign our waiver, change into our Pali sandals and watch a quick 6 minute Introduction to Floating video. Regular floaters can arrive 5-10 minutes early just so they can change into our sandals and use the restroom if needed.
Do I need to do anything before I float?
Refrain from drinking caffeine for a few hours before your session so you don't have stimulants in your system.
We don’t recommend you shave or wax before your float appointment, the salt water can irritate freshly shaved skin. Eat something light before 60-90 minutes since an empty stomach can be distracting.
What are the differences in your float tanks?
There are some small aesthetic differences in the tanks but once you’re inside, the experience is the same, dark, warm, quiet, and you float on 10-12 inches of water saturated with 1000 to 1200 pounds of Epsom salts.