© 2016 by THE FLOAT LOUNGE. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I arrive for my appointment? 

PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TIME. We want you to have your full float 

experience and to be fully relaxed entering your session. 

 

What do I need to bring?

The only thing you need to bring is yourself and an open mind to a new experience. We will provide 

everything else you need to have a relaxing and enjoyable float. A swimsuit is not required. Most clients 

refer to float in the nude as a tight bathing suit or material against the skin may be distracting in that still 

space. Not only do you have a private room including a private shower, but you will also be completely 

in the dark when you float. Organic soap, shampoo, towels and ear plugs are also provided.

 

What if I fall asleep in the tank?

It is fine to fall asleep as it is completely safe. Many people may think they have fallen asleep but actually have entered the theta state; a dreamlike or meditative state. The water and salt solution in the tank is only 10” deep. Because of the buoyancy of the water the body is about 1/3 above the water line including the mouth, nose and eyes. You also may exit the float tank at any time if need be and staff is always present on site to assist you. If the salt water gets in your eye, it is only irritating and can be easily flushed out with fresh water.

 

How is the water cleaned?

All our tanks adhere to the US Float Tank Standards. We start with clean filtered water and the highest 

USB grade triple cleansed mineral Epsom salts. The incredibly high salinity of the water prevents bacteria and other microorganisms from surviving within the tank. Between each float the water solution runs through a 3 part filter system multiple times with a combination of strong UV light and food grade 

hydrogen peroxide to destroy any remaining contaminants and effectively disinfect the water. We also add natural enzymes and clarifiers for optimal levels of sanitation. This is more than is done for any hot tub or swimming pool. As a result, the water is sanitary and clean. We also require clients use the showers in the float rooms before and after their sessions. 

 

What if I’m claustrophobic?

You are always in control of your environment! People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. The sensation of floating in the tank is more like floating in space than in a confined area. We have worked many people through this. They have found the experience to be absolutely exhilarating and reported a sense of breakthrough for themselves. With our Oasis relaxation systems you are able to leave the door completely open or slightly prop the door open to allow some light in until you are ready to advance your float experience.   

 

Can I play music or a guided meditation during my float?

Yes! You have the option to float in complete silence or play light music during your float session. Most 

of our clients prefer to be in silence but the Float Lounge can provide relaxing music for you or you can 

bring an iPod with your chosen music. Please note the Float Lounge does not take responsibility for your 

iPod or iPhone. 

 

I’m pregnant. Can I float?

Absolutely! Please check first with your midwife or obstetrician, but pregnant women in all trimesters 

enjoy the relaxation and physical relief of weightlessness found while floating. In the womb-like chamber of the float tank, mothers can feel an extra degree of closeness to their babies. The Float Lounge has floated women up to a day before delivery and found that the float tank was an incredible space for the mother to relax and ease pressure throughout their body. We also heard reports from pregnant women about hearing their baby’s heart beat along with their own which allowed a connection like nowhere else outside. We have heard rave reviews from pregnant women, and hope to provide this wonderful experience to more in the future.

 

Can I float if I dye my hair?

Yes! Floating with dyed hair is perfectly okay. Please wait at least a week after you dye your hair before 

floating to make sure that any extra color has had the chance to rinse out. There is a chance that recently-dyed hair may color the water in our float tanks as the salt may strip the dye. 

 

I have an ear issue. Can I float?

Some conditions, such as a perforated eardrum, require that one does not submerge their head in water 

until the eardrum or other injury is completely healed. Please follow your doctor’s orders, and if you are 

unsure, then do not float until you have a clear answer that you may do so without risk of harm. If you are prone to swimmers ear our provided ear plugs seem to suffice plus you can also elevate your head further out of the water by using one of our floaty neck supports.

 

I just got a piercing or a tattoo. What do I need to know?

Please refer to the instructions you received with your piercing or tattoo regarding water submersion. 

You may need to wait a period of time before floating. Allow at least one month after you have received 

a new tattoo to consider floating in order to protect your art.