Your First Float!
WHEN YOU ARRIVE: Please arrive a 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Upon your arrival, we will offer you a tour of our facility, and answer any questions you might have about Floating and Insight Float. Once you are escorted to your float room, please remove your shoes, clothing, all jewelry, and hair accessories, and put on the robe provided in each float room. If you have flip-flips or shower shoes, please feel free to use them. Our shower-room is located just down the hall. You will shower to remove all oils, fragrances, makeup, and hair products (please use shampoo, but forgo conditioner in your pre-float shower). If you have any small cuts or scrapes, you may want to use the provided petrolatum jelly or spray bandage to cover them. We ask that you please use the restroom before returning to your float room. Most shower and float amenities are provided for you, but you are welcome to bring your own. Hair dryers are not permitted.
HOW TO FLOAT: Once you return back to your float room, hang or place your washcloth just outside your tank, and insert your foam earplugs, a set will be in the room upon arrival. Step into the tank, lightly close the tank door. Sit on the floor of the tank, lie back, resting your head into the water, legs extended, placing your arms in any way that is most comfortable. Your ears will be under the water line, but your face will remain above. Find what’s comfortable for you. We have several floatation tools to help you get really comfortable - please notify our float facilitators if you need special assistance or have physical discomfort. Once you're in the tank, it can be hard to quiet your mind. We live in a world where things are constantly calling for our attention. Our left brain is working hard to filter the things we need to pay attention to. As your body relaxes and your mind quiets, the left brain becomes deprived of stimuli and starts shutting down. Studies show that a complete shut-down happens at the 40-minute mark for first time floaters. The more often you float, the better you will become at "unplugging" from the outside world. Floating, like meditation, is a practice.
THE MENTAL SIDE OF YOUR FLOAT: Many floaters experience a "burst" of mental energy or activity as their right brain awakens. This can take many forms - maybe it's a killer new idea, maybe it's a new way to look at a problem that's been sitting on the back burner, or maybe it's clarity around something you didn't even know was bothering you. It's different for everyone. We encourage you to embrace what comes from the mental aspect of your float.
WHAT'S IN YOUR FLOAT: Salt, Water, Clarity. Each tank is filled with approximately 10 inches of hyper-salinated water. How hyper-salinated is that water? Well, the Lily Pad Tank holds about 900 pounds of Epsom salt. The Rumi Tank holds about 1200 pounds! We run our 1-micron filtration system between each floater to ensure that the water in our tanks is healthy and hospitable. If you are curious, you are welcome to ask your facilitator to explain our filtration process, our cleaning process, or our tank health metrics.
NOW YOU’VE FLOATED: When your session is nearing the end you will hear music, or a distinct knock on the tank door. Your facilitator will coordinate that process with you beforehand. As you exit the tank, try to leave as much water behind as possible - this helps us conserve water and protect the environment. After you've exited the tank, please take all of your belongings, and head back to the shower room to rinse off, and get dressed. Once you’re dressed, please exit the shower room to make way for our next floater.
There is no need to rush away. We invite you to relax in our lounge with some complimentary water or tea, and to enjoy the essential oils diffusing throughout the center. Feel free to sit, stretch, and chill, while you slowly transition back into the world!