A guide to your first float

Helpful information for first time floating:

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before your first float to read some guidelines, allow precise instructions and complete a waiver form.
  • You will be in your own private suite consisting of a shower suite and a private float room.
  • You will be floating naked ensuring very you have no constrictions or sensory stimulation on skin and body.
  • You will have full control of the lights. Turn lights on or off to suit your mood and comfort. It is preferable to float in complete darkness but the option is always there and easy to operate.
  • You will be provided with towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash for pre and post float shower. Body lotion, facial moisturiser and a hairdryer will be available for your float exit.
  • Silicon earplugs are available if you have problems with water remaining in ears.
  • You are required to shower when you come to the float suite to prior to entering into the float bath. Even if you’ve just showered at home you’re still require to do this step before floating. This is to remove body and face moisturiser and perfumes, colognes and deodorants.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything substantial at least 2 hours before floating.
  • Avoid caffeine or alcohol 4 hours before floating to avoid any chemical stimulants that may disrupt your relaxation.
  • Avoid shaving on the same day of your float. Your skin might be a little sensitive when submerged in the Epsom salt bath.
  • Avoid colour treatment of your hair at least 3 days before your float.
  • Take some time after your float is complete to read and reflect on what and why your float experience was like it was. This time will help you return to a state to return to real world of driving and general functioning.
  • Enjoy to herbal tea, water, cold pressed juice after your float to aid hydration and balance blood sugar level.

Do not float if:

  • You have not been shown how to use the room by a qualified person and understand floating procedure.
  • You are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
  • You have open or bleeding wounds.
  • You suffer from incontinence or uncontrolled epilepsy.
  • If you suffer from nausea, manageable epilepsy or depression.
  • You have been medically advised not to float.
  • You have a special or lacquered hair style, which you wish to keep.
  • You cannot get in or out of floatation room due to lack of personal mobility unless you have a qualified and dedicated assistant.
  • If you are under 16 years old, a parent or guardian must accompany you to and from the float suite.