Before, During & After Floating

What you need to know before floating…

  • If you have any health condition(s) please check with your health care provider for advice of any contraindications to floating.

  • If you shave within a few hours before using the tank, the shaved skin will sting for a few minutes. If you can postpone your shaving, you will be more comfortable.

  • If you have cuts or scratches they will also sting for several minutes.  If you have any open cuts use resin spray or vaseline to seal them.

  • Please do not have any skin products or hair products on prior to your float. If you have just recently dyed your hair and your hair colour has not set, please do not float. Ladies with red hair dye are not permitted to float due to the salt striping the dye and changing the colour of the water.

  • 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.

  • If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax.

  • Drugs or alcohol before floating not advised - we reserve the right to refuse service.

  • Ladies, if menstruating a tampon is required, alternatively, please reschedule if you have not already done so.

  • It is recommended you eat at least 30-45 minutes prior to your float, a light meal high in protein. Think brain food.

You’re at your appointment - Get ready to float!

One of our staff will talk you through what to do and show you all the facilities. 

The following information is provided to give you an idea of the floating procedure.

  • Go to the toilet even if you don’t feel an urgent need – we wouldn’t want you to waste precious floating time getting out to go and answer nature’s call – it would be very disruptive to your process of relaxation.

  • It is recommended that you remove any jewellery before you float.

  • Shower well, rinse thoroughly and dry your face and hair before you walk to and get in the tank.  Take your hand towel with you inside the tank.

  • Your ears will be under water. There are earplugs available if you would like them, and we recommend them if you have ever had ear problems.

Salt Rooms

  • Shoes are to be either removed or covered with disposable shoe covers (provided).

  • It is recommended you bring a water bottle with you.

  • No food is allowed in the salt room.

  • Mobile phones are to be turned off and stored either in your own bag or in the resealable bag provided. Turn off and prepare to Free Your Mind. Use is at own risk.

Oxygen Therapy

  • The oxygen chamber is not suitable if you have an ear or sinus infection.

* We recommend you consult your physician before beginning any new treatment.