FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Being well prepared for your visit will maximize your experience at Float House. For more specific questions please consult our FAQ.
No. There are no locks or latches on the tanks and you are free to leave whenever you like.
It is nearly impossible to drown in the tank. Since the water is pushing you to the surface, rolling over requires conscious effort, unlike in your bed. If you were to manage to turn over, the salt contact with your eyes would wake even the sleepiest of giants.
The water in our tanks is only 11″ deep so you can sit up comfortably without having to swim. Since the water is saturated with Epsom salts you simply float on the surface when laying down.
You can wear a swim suit in the tank if you like. However, most people choose to float naked as a suit can feel tight around your body and may be distracting during your session.
It’s not dangerous to fall asleep in the tank. In fact, it is very normal to doze off into light stages of sleep during a session. Some people even use floating for this purpose! One hour of sleep in the tank is roughly equivalent to 4 hours of regular sleep.
No. The high Epsom salt content of the water means that the water will not draw the salt from your skin and cause wrinkles like a long bath does. Epsom salt has been used for centuries as a medicinal treatment for various skin conditions. It is non-toxic and is not harmful if swallowed (although it does not taste good!). Epsom salt is actually quite nourishing for the skin, which is why many people feel silky smooth after their float session.
Floating and fresh tattoos do not mix! Not only could floating with a fresh tattoo be painful in the salt water but the solution could cause fading or discoloration of your tattoo and permanently ruin its aesthetic appeal. How long you should wait before floating depends on the tattoo and how quickly it heals, but tattoo artists/floaters we have talked to have suggested waiting 4-6 weeks.
You aren’t locked in, so you can get out anytime. That said, the 75-minutes usually goes by a lot faster than you’d expect (our average customer usually says it felt like 30-45 minutes long).
Our tanks are very spacious and offer plenty of ceiling height. Remember you are in complete control of your float experience; you can open the lid or leave the tank light on during your float session.
If you hair is dyed with a non-permanent dye (bright colors), you will need to wear one of our swim caps while floating. If you have permanent dye (natural colors), you will most likely not need to use one of our swim caps. We do recommend waiting at least a week after any hair dye treatment before floating.
Yes, just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.
Yes, our tanks are 4’6″ wide by 7’6″ long and in the solution everybody floats, regardless of size or shape.
It’s going to sting like hell! But don’t worry, you can just open the door, grab a towel, dab the salt from your eyes, then get back in the tank. You can also hang a face cloth from the interior handle of the lid so it’s available to use just in case.
Yes. Many first time floaters prefer to leave the lid open for the first few minutes to help them orient to the tank. It is not recommended to leave the tank open for the entire session as the air temperature can change altering the overall experience.
Sure! But if you don’t cover them up with our special ointment first they are going to really sting! If you are recovering from a surgery, we suggest waiting until your incisions are fully healed.
All our tanks accommodate only one person. We do have multiple rooms though so you can bring your friends and still float at the same time (but in different tanks).