No bodily fluids in the tanks – no spitting, no mucus, please help us keep it all clean. We will charge you $1200.00 if you defecate in the tank. (It’s $1400 of Epsom salt if we have to drain a tank, and more than a day of cancelled appointments to dissolve and warm up new solution.)
We will not allow intoxicated, high, or altered clients to float.
We provide soap, shampoo, towels, and a blow dryer. We also provide ear putty to protect your ears from the large amount of Epsom salt in the float room.
If you wear contacts, it’s good to bring a case, your solution, and your glasses. You will shower in the room before you float and after getting out of the tank, so if you have special toiletries you want, you should bring those, too. If you have long hair, you might want to bring a brush.
Do I need a bathing suit?
Your float room is totally private. But if you’re more comfortable wearing one, that’s okay of course.
Anything else I should know before coming in?
You may not want to drink coffee for several hours beforehand as it makes it harder to relax.
Don’t shave within 3 hours or wax within 24 hours before getting in as the saltwater may sting irritated skin.
For fresh tattoos, and more serious cuts or scrapes. If you want to check your skin integrity, apply some hand sanitizer: stinging tells you everything you need to know.
Fresh tattoos will sting, but also the design is more susceptible to blowout if you are in still water for any amount of time. Please follow the care instructions your tattoo artist gave to you.
If you have recently had your hair dyed, it’s important to make sure the dye has had time to set completely or there is a chance the float water could bleach it. (If it doesn’t come off when you dry with a towel, you’ll be okay in the tank.)
Anyone getting keratin treatments to their hair should avoid saltwater, and that includes float tanks.
Is the water clean?
Float tank water is cleaner than most swimming pools or hot tubs.
The main factor keeping the float tank water clean is the high salt concentration itself. Nothing pathogenic can grow in such salty water. Then we sanitize by treating with germ-killing UV light between every client, and back that up by maintaining an active dose of hydrogen peroxide in the tank at all times. Filtering to remove oils and particulates is taken care of by 2 swimming-pool-sized filter units. We filter aggressively between every client, turning the whole contents of the tank four times, to keep our water sparkling.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes. Just use the same precautions you’d use for a swimming pool or hot tub, e.g. a menstrual cup or tampon. If you use tampons, we recommend a fresh one before you float, and a change after you get out. If you’re caught without your supplies, there are regular Tampax in the restroom.
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Check with your health care provider first.
Many women have no problem with floating through their pregnancy and report that they find powerful relief in a tank, and also a wonderfully enhanced connection with their baby.