Before You Float You Should…
There are a few things we’d like to share with you prior to floating just so you’re aware of them. We advise you to follow as many of them as possible to get the best experience out of your time with us at Cloud Nine Flotation. Every experience in a float tank is different; especially when comparing to someone else or researching to try and discover what you are signing up for. The experience is yours to have and the more relaxed you come in, the more you’ll get out of it. IT IS TRADITIONAL TO FLOAT IN THE NUDE. If you are uncomfortable with that you may wear PLAIN WHITE underwear, but it’s NOT recommended. If you do choose to wear PLAIN WHITE underwear please bring a plastic bag with you to store them in after your float. You will have complete privacy.
1. Skip shaving
The epsom salt in our tanks can cause a distracting sensation on freshly shaved skin, so we recommend that men not shave at least 5-8 hours before a float. Women should not shave at least 10-12 hours prior to floating.
2. Eat lightly
Feeling too full or hungry can intrude on the peace and relaxation you are searching for when you float. Try eating a meal of natural fruits and vegetables 90 minutes before you arrive for a balanced approach.
3. Avoid smoking if you can
The stimulating nature of cigarettes could disrupt the tranquillity of a float, but everyone floats in a different way. You need to find the right combination for your needs.
4. Drink water
Being fully hydrated can enhance the floating experience as it fuels your mind and increases awareness.
5. Postpone the caffeine
Similar to smoking, caffeine stimulates your body and specifically your heart. The purpose of floating is to relax, detox and slow down. Save the cupped lightning for after your float – you’ll understand why afterwards.
6. No fresh hair dye/color (VERY IMPORTANT)
No fresh hair dye/color at min 48 hours before float. If your hair is still rinsing with color in the water, reschedule your float. If your hair dye/color contaminates the water in the tank, you will be held responsible for the replacement of the water, a $1500 fee.
7. Use the Washroom
It’s vitality important to empty your bladder and bowels prior to floating. Make this a priority to avoid a hasty intermission or accident. See item #6 for consequences of contaminating the water.
When you arrive, you will be given a tour so you are familiar with where you are. Prior to floating, you will take a quick 5 minute shower to sluff off the dust of the day, hair products, lotions, etc. Try your best to wash off all deodorant, perfume/cologne, makeup, gel, and other body products. You will be given a wash cloth to assist you in the process. After your float you will be able to shower again to wash off the residual salt and wash your hair.
We provide you with a pair of reusable silicone earplugs. Insert earplugs before showering. Because they are silicone they create a better seal with inserted on dry skin, thus ensuring a tight seal to prevent from getting salt water in your ears.
10. Scrapes and cuts
We provide Vaseline in the bathroom for your convenience. If you have any areas with broken skin, use Vaseline to prevent the salt getting in a cut, causing a stinging sensation. If you have a major cut or scrape you might consider rebooking.
11. Menstruating Women, if you are menstruating we ask that you rebook your appointment. There will be no cancellation fee if this is the case.
12. Contact lenses It’s best not to wear your contact lenses in the tank. If you wear contacts please bring a case and solution so you can keep them safe while your float.
13. Jewelry No jewelry will be allowed in the tank (Call for exceptions).