Your First Float? 

 

Preparing For Your First Float:

Floating is easy, but we want all of your floats to be the best they can be, so we have a few tips!

The Day of:

  • New clients should arrive 10-15 minutes before their appointment time.

  • Avoid shaving, tanning, waxing (or anything that would increase skin sensitivity) the day of your session. If your skin is extra sensitive, be mindful of shaving the day prior as well. Vaseline is provided to cover small cuts or grazes to keep them from stinging

  • Be sure you're not hungry, but don't eat a giant meal before your float. You may just hear your belly while you're floating!

 

What to Bring:

  • Clothes that are easy to change in and out of. Our pod room has a private shower so you can wash the salt off your skin and out of your hair after your session. Towels, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are provided.

  • A case for your contact lenses. We do have solution if needed - just let us know.

  • We recommend floating nude so as to decrease sensory stimulus, but you may float in a swim suit if you'd prefer.

  • We have a hair dryer, lotion, and hairspray, but you might need a comb/brush and ladies might prefer to have their make up. Whatever makes you feel "real world" ready again! If you have special toiletries you wish to use, bring them along.

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 The Float Session

  •  After a quick shower, washing your body + hair (no conditioner) you may enter your Float Pod which contains 8 -10 inches of water with 900 lbs. of Epsom Salt dissolved inside.

  • The lid of the pod may remain open or simply pull it closed.

  • Lie back onto the water. The buoyancy will effortlessly support you.

  • Once your session has started, you will have control of the lights and the music from inside the Pod.

  • We recommend floating for the full 60 minutes. The first 20 (or so) minutes of your first float are very exploratory. You've just never experienced an environment like this, so expect to take a little while to settle in. Play with your arm position to determine what's most comfortable for you. There is a - float ease halo -available if that would make you feel more comfortable. By floating for 60 minutes, you give yourself time to settle into the new experience and start to see the benefits.

  • You are in full control of the lights inside the tank. We recommend you turn them off to allow your brain to be completely free of sensory stimulus, but the choice is 100% yours.

  • If you do turn the lights completely off, please don't wave your (salt water laden) hand over your face to test the darkness. You'll thank us later. In the event you do, or inadvertently touch your face, there is a spray bottle of fresh water inside the tank to rinse.

  • Initially, it may feel awkward - trying to decide where to put your arms (the answer is wherever is most comfortable) or trying to hold your head up, just try to find a comfortable position and let the water support your body.

  • Any pain or tension may feel more noticeable at the beginning of your float. This is normal as all other distractions have been removed from your surroundings. Breathe, relax, and know that all of it will slowly "float" away.

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After Your Float...

  • After your session, you're welcome to use our post-float prep area. We'll provide q-tips, lotion, and hair dryer. You may want to bring a comb, make up, or contact solution (we have solution if you need it) and anything else you may need to get "real world" ready again.

  • We encourage all floaters to use our post-float lounge area. Jot a note about your session in our guest journal, make notes for yourself, or simply let your brain slowly ease out of the floating zone.

  • Drink lots of water! 

  • Please be courteous of the next floater and float out of the POD room by time indicated on your time out sheet.

Be mindful of how you feel hours and days after your float. Do you sleep better? Are you experiencing less pain? Do you just feel lighter and less tense? The benefits of flotation last long after the float and, the more consistently one floats, the longer the benefits last.

We hope to see you again soon!  

616-392-1899       84 East Lakewood Blvd. Holland, MI  49424

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