When you arrive for the first time we'll cover the basics of floating, give you a tour of the spa and answer any questions you may have. There is no need to arrive more than 10 minutes early for your appointment, as all instruction and shower time has been built into your time with us already.
In preparation for your float we recommend that you:
- Don't shave or wax 24 hours prior to your appointment.
- Eat a small meal at least an hour before arriving.
- Don't consume caffeine prior to floating.
Towels, robes, earplugs, hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, disposable contact cases, and contact solution are provided for you. For sanitary reasons we ask that you please bring your own brush or comb.
Floating will open you up to an expansion of new experiences; mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally, floating provides the ultimate sanctuary for the self.
With the constant stimulation of our day to day world pressing on us, the vast nothingness of the tanks can be a very foreign experience and it may take some time to adjust to all the new sensations, or lack thereof, but we encourage all of our guests to let go of any preconceived notions and allow yourself to have whatever experience comes to you without judgement.
As you float, the goal is to allow yourself to let go of your thoughts. At first you may find that your thoughts are busy and your mind is full of chatter, which is normal. Like with meditation, it can take time to learn to quiet the mind. Some people find that focusing on their breathing can enhance relaxation and help them to settle into the experience. Floating is effortless and does not require skill or any special technique, just a willing spirit and an open mind.
The benefits of floating happen with every session and can be lasting, leaving you in a state of calm clarity for days to come; however, because of the wide range of benefits it is common for it to take more than one session before you're able to fully grasp all that floating can do for you.