Frequently Asked Questions?

If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb.  Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank.  Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo…) Each room is fully private, and most prefer to float nude, so there’s no need to bring a bathing suit.
Although we would love to see you, we ask that you wait 7 to 10 business days after your last hair dye treatment before floating.
There aren’t any latches on the tank doors, and you can get out anytime.  That said, the 60 minutes usually goes by very quickly for most people.
Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box.  You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the pod.
The water is fully filtered 8 times between each float. There is a micron filter, UV, and ozone that not only cleans the water but also the air and walls inside the pod.
No- your skin doesn’t even prune up, but it does become silky soft afterwards.
Nope.  Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat.  The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
The benefits of floating are noticeable even with only one float, however, like any therapy consistent and repeated usage amplifies the results. Expect to float 2-3 times to really understand the positive impact floating can have in your life.
People’s experiences vary. Sometimes you may experience the feeling of being extremely relaxed similar to after a good massage, but often people feel the opposite and have a heightened sense of alertness and energy. Be aware of how you feel after the float and give yourself some transition time as part of your scheduled float.
The things you should know are: 1) If you shave the day of your float, the shaved skin will sting for a few minutes. If you can postpone your shaving, you will probably be more comfortable. 2) If you wear contact lenses, it would be a problem if any salt water got into your eyes. If you remove your contacts you don’t have to be concerned about it. 3) If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax
You can eat. If you eat a very heavy meal you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. And, on the other hand, if you get very hungry you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. Moderation works.
Yes. We suggest that pregnant women inform their physicians  and get their opinion prior to using the tank. The reports received from pregnant women have been enthusiastic. As their bodies get heavier, floating is a great relief from the pull of gravity. Floating has given many women a welcome rest. Click Me
We don’t recommend it or allow it. Floating in the tank is intended to be a private, individual experience.
No. You can float for hours and never prune. The Epsom salt acts as a regulator for water and inhibits the water from saturating in the skin. Furthermore, as you relax, many of the fine wrinkles on the face relax and flatten. Epsom salt is technically not salt. It is magnesium sulfate and not sodium chloride. It does not have the same drying effects on the skin. Although it does remove oils from the surface layer of the skin, it draws oils from the layers beneath which creates baby-soft skin.
It’s been said that if someone could capture the effects of floating in a pill, it would quickly outsell Valium, Prozac and Viagra put together. There is a growing movement towards natural solutions to the problems of daily life, solutions with no unwanted side-effects. The benefits of floating are natural, long-term and cumulative. Every time you float, you reinforce the health benefits of the Relaxation Response. In the float tank, your body “learns” what true relaxation feels like, which is a skill it will likely never “forget”.
No, to ensure a sanitary environment we ask that you book while off of your cycle.
The Epsom salt solution seems to be beneficial to the skin. We have listened to some opinions that say epsom salt is very good for strengthening the hair. We know it’s good for roses, why not hair? You thoroughly rinse the salt from your hair and body when you leave the tank. Hair Extensions – Those with hair extensions should consider floating a day or two before they plan to redo them as a precaution we can’t promise that every technique used will survive the salt. Float at your own risk.
No, we recommend waiting 7 to 10 business days after your recent spray tan before floating.
During a float you produce slower brain-wave patterns, known as Theta waves, (normally experienced only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep). This can be accompanied by vivid imagery, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy, induced by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.
In the gravity free environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate while lowering the levels of stress related chemicals in the body. While floating, your body experiences a state of weightlessness. This means your postural muscles don’t have to work which is a huge release of your processing. The muscles send a chemical message to the brain saying in effect “You can relax too, the environment is friendly” The blood vessels near the skin relax allowing more blood flow. Within a few minutes you feel better, less stressed, your body and mind become more relaxed more quickly than in any other natural state. The increased blood flow and freedom from pressure promotes healing of muscle strains and relief from joint pain. The more you float the better it gets. Furthermore, the effects lasts not just all day but for a day or two afterwards and the effects are cumulative, meaning, the body begins to pattern itself in this state.
The water in our tanks is twice as buoyant as that of the Dead Sea, so regardless of stature it is impossible not to float. You float on top of the water no matter what size or shape you are.
Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a chemical compound containing magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Combined with water, it raises the water’s specific gravity, resulting in a dense solution in which a body can float effortlessly. Epsom salt has been proven to be highly absorbable by the skin resulting in countless benefits to the body including detoxification, strengthening of the immune system, heightened endorphin release, and relief from physical, mental, and emotional stress and fatigue.
FLOATspa recommends booking in advance, but can certainly accommodate walk-in clients, depending on availability. Our online booking tool is easily accessible, but should not be used for booking within a 2 hour period of the desired appointment time. Contact the spa directly by phone.
The first float tank was developed in 1954.  These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face.  The first lay down, commercial tanks were invented in the early 70’s.