Preparation

ISOLATION TANK INSTRUCTIONS & PREPARATION FOR YOUR FLOAT EXPERIENCE

Float Wellness is a calm space where you can unwind. From the minute you walk in our door, you’re greeted with the soothing sights and sounds of nature. You’re welcome to enjoy our complementary water and tea in our lounge – it’s important to hydrate, after all!

Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the floating protocol and if it’s your first float they will give you some great tips on getting the most out of your experience. Floating is a new experience for many of us and it might take a little practice to get the hang of letting go!

Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the floating protocol and if it’s your first float they will give you some great tips on getting the most out of your experience. Floating is a new experience for most of us and it might take a little practice to get the hang of letting go!

There is water and tea available for after your float in the lounge where you are welcome to rest for as long as you need.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

When you arrive at Float Wellness, please remove your shoes and use the slippers that are provided at the door. Please keep your voice low to encourage the peacefulness of the space, and to respect other guests while they’re floating. Also, please turn off your cell phone.

Please use the restroom before you float (90 minutes is a long time…)

Please remove glasses, contact lenses and jewelery before you float

THE FLOAT EXPERIENCE

When you’re shown into the float rooms, our staff will give you detailed instructions about how to get the most out of the experience – so you’ll always know what you need to do. (Spoiler alert: the most important thing is to just let go, and relax!)

Each of our float rooms is equipped with a shower. Please shower thoroughly before using the tank. You’re welcome to use our provided shampoo and soap, but please save the conditioner until after your float. Also, please don’t put lotion on before your float.

Please shower again after your float to remove excess salt. You’re welcome to use our provided shampoo, conditioner and body wash. You can also use our blowdryer, should you want to style your hair before re-entering the world.

OUR FLOAT TANKS:

The I-sopod Float Tank is filled with 10-12 inches of water heated to your skin temperature. As the water is the same temperature as your skin, there may come a point in your session when you don’t even feel the water touching your skin!

There is 1100 pounds of Epsom Salt dissolved in each float tank, making the water feel very silky and four times more buoyant than the Dead Sea.

There is an LED light inside the tank which you can choose to keep on or off. You can also enjoy a whole range of coloured light, should you choose to keep it on. We recommend keeping the tank lid closed to help regulate the water temperature. However, if you have issues with small confined spaces, it is fine to leave it open. The tanks are large enough to comfortably accommodate most people. We also provide a foam noodle should you prefer to rest your head on it. Our tanks are fully filtered between each float therapy session.

WHAT TO DO PRE-FLOAT AND WHAT NOT TO DO
  • Do not shave within 12 hours of floating
  • Do not float if you have just coloured or dyed your hair. You must wait 2 weeks after colouring or dying your hair.
  • Do not float if you have just received a new tattoo.
  • If you are pregnant, have asthma, a heart condition, epilepsy, extremely high or low blood pressure or diabetes, consult with your Physician prior to floating.
  • Remove your contact lenses.
  • Do not float if you have eaten a large meal or if you have not eaten anything at all.
  • Do not float if you are intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.
  • Do not float if you have a severe skin condition like eczema or any contagious disease or infectious skin condition or open/infected wounds.
  • Do not float if it has been less than 2 weeks since you have experienced diarrhea.
  • Do not float if you have had chemotherapy – you will have to wait 2 months and consult with your Physician.
  • Do not float if you know you are suffering from an unstable mental condition such as psychosis or have suicidal tendencies.