Float FAQ

Floating is most likely the simplest pastime there is. Before float, DO NOT apply oil, lotion, or perfume. It is highly recommended not to shave the day of your float, since freshly shaven skin can cause stinging. A light snack before your float is fine. However, consuming caffeine is not recommended as it may interfere with the ability to relax.

Tip: Arriving early will help your body transition into a more relaxed state.

We encourage floating nude. Restrictive clothing may hinder your sensory deprivation experience. You can choose to bring your swim suit. Just keep in mind, the float tank is situated in a private room with its own shower, complete privacy!

Towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and ear plugs are provided at no additional charge. We also have a prepping room with lotion, hair blow dryer and q-tips. All that you may need is any items personal to you: deodorant, facial moisturizer, or hair products.

Note: If you use contact lenses, please remember to bring something to store them in while you float to avoid losing them while floating.

There may be an adjustment period associated with the lack of sensory input. Our minds are so use to the overload of the senses we experience on a daily basis, entering such a relaxed state may feel abnormal at first. Acknowledge your restlessness but let this moment quickly ease your mind and let your thoughts drift.

Yes, floating can give mothers a much-needed break from gravity and be very therapeutic. It can also reduce the risk of preeclampsia. We can provide the mother-to-be with a kick board, to give her the opportunity to lay on her front.

However, we do feel it is best to consult with your doctor before floating just to be safe.

Because the water is filled with Epsom salt it will sting. But, this can easily be avoided by not touching your face during the float. We provide a spray bottle and towel within reach should you get the water into your eyes.

Often, people ask if we change the water between each user and, equally as often, people are surprised when the answer is “no”. That said, the water in or tanks & cabins will likely be some of the cleanest water you’ve ever entered. We’ll explain!

The Float Tank Association (yes – it exists!) has created the US Float Tank Standards – a stringent set of regulations regarding sanitation, cleaning, and maintenance. They state the water should be changed every 1000 floats or every 6 months.

Public swimming pools and hot tubs are used by many at once and the health department regulations state that all the water must be filtered once every 6 hours. Our tanks are designed to filter the water 24/7 when the tank is not in use.

Our filters will filter the ENTIRE contents of the 3-5 times between each single user. Additionally, each cabin contains about 1,700 pounds of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) which is a natural antimicrobial. In reality, the salt content is so high that bacteria can’t survive. Researchers have actually injected bacteria into this concentration and it died very quickly.

Surely that’s enough to cover our bases, right? Probably true, but the float tank industry is committed to the highest standard of cleanliness and we often exceed the requirements of the health departments.

At Float State we use a multi-stage filtration, Ozone Plasma Gap Technology and UV light sterilization before and after each session and throughout the night, the water is safer than bath water. Our tanks are inspected throughout the day, cleaned daily, water is tested regularly, and filters are changed weekly. The entire air is filtered and exchanged between sessions. We use non-toxic Hydrogen Peroxide as an added safe and highly effective disinfectant.

More About UV Light Sterilization

As humans, we’re able to tolerate the UV rays of the sun. Bacteria, viruses, and molds aren’t so lucky.

UV works to purify by damaging cellular DNA—when anything undesirable in the pod meets these purifying rays, they are killed. UV treatment protects against viruses (including Hepatitis, which is resistant to chlorine), mold and bacteria.

More About Ozone Plasma Gap Technology

You know that heavenly smell in the air after a summer thunderstorm? We can thank Ozone for that! It’s (O3) comprised of 3 oxygen atoms, however, it’s unstable like this, thus causing a release of one of the atoms. When this extra oxygen meets anything undesirable in the water, it’s almost immediately oxidized and, thus, purified. Ozone kills bacteria 3,000 times faster than chlorine and has 50 times the power. It eliminates organic material and viruses in addition to bacteria, mold, and yeast.

Long Story short the water at Float State is wicked clean!!

No, unless several weeks have past since you dyed your hair.  You must be certain that no color is coming off in the shower before your float session. Please let us know if your was colored with in the past ten days and/or is not permanent.

The majority of people who are worried about claustrophobia find that this worry dissipates very fast. Some people experience anxiety at the idea of entering the tank. For that reason, we have created a large “Open Float Room” where you can experience the benefits of floatation without having to get into a tank or cabin. With practice, the experience of sensory deprivation allows you to simply be in the moment and perceive a seemingly boundless space. If however you really become uncomfortable, you can end your session whenever you like.

Definitely! Relax and enjoy whatever happens, sleep or just a peaceful feeling.  Don’t forget, there is over 1000 lbs of Epsom salt, your whole body will float effortlessly. More than likely it will be the best sleep you have ever had!

Your room is totally private, so you are free to float in your birthday suit. Bathing suits, jewelry, and shower caps can all be a distraction. But, if you would prefer a bathing suit you are more than welcome.