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Before You Float

If you have never been in a float room before there are some simple things you should know before hand in order to get the most out of your float experience.

Read through our FAQ’s before your first float session –  if the answer to your question isn’t there, please just give us a call.

Check out our Cancellation Policy – We require 24 hours notice to cancel/reschedule to avoid a cancellation fee.  Click here to view our cancellation policy.

Float Room Introductory information: Read through our thorough list of handy instructions for first time floaters below to ensure you get the most out of your float experience.


Allow plenty of time to get here – it’s much harder to relax into the float if you’ve been rushing. If you are late, your float session may need to be cut short to ensure the following appointment can start on time.  We recommend arriving 15 minutes early for your appointment.


Allow plenty of time for your float session – We recommend allowing 1.5 hours for a 1 hour float session. Just as it helps to be calm before your float, we want you to take the time to relax before heading back out into the hustle and bustle and with a cup of tea if you’d like.


Showering – We have showers in your suite to prepare for your float. Shampoo and body wash is provided. This is a must do to keep oils and lotions out of the water and to keep the environment as clean as possible. Conditioner is provided for after your float as well.

Turn off your mobile phone when you arrive – This is your time to escape the world & the ‘busyness’ of life.  We ask that you turn your mobile off as a ringing phone will be a huge distraction for you and possibly other floaters as well. If you need to have your phone available for emergency calls (children/work) then we suggest you leave your phone at reception and we can look after it for you.

Small Cuts? – We provide a Vitamins A&D ointment to use as a protective layer for small cuts and scrapes as the salt can sting. If you didn’t know you had one you will once you get in.

Remove contact lenses and jewellery – But don’t forget to take them with you when you go!

Have a small snack – A light snack 1 hour before is good to keep the growl’s away. Being hydrated is good as well.

When to get out – When the music comes on that is your cue to get up from your float and into the shower.

Ask lots of questions – Let us know if you are nervous or unsure of anything, think you might be claustrophobic or tend to feel the cold.

Call us to check if you should reschedule – If you think you may be coming down with a cold/flu/illness.

Not in the first Trimester If you are in the early/late stages of pregnancy, please check with your doctor.

After your float – Hairdryers are provided, anything else you need bring along. We provide towels and natural body products for your use after.

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For Your comfort & Safety:

Shaving or wax within the 12 hours prior to your session – The salty environment of the float means that any waxed/shaved areas will STING!!! (this does subside but it is uncomfortable)

Drinking caffeine or other stimulant drinks before your session – These will make it difficult for you to relax into the float environment. – a coffee in the morning should be OK if you’re not floating until later in the day.

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Having a large heavy meal in the 90 mins before you float – Not only might you feel unwell, but your digestive system will be making lots of noises and this can be disruptive in your float.

Floating if you have large open cuts – This is for hygiene reasons as well as your own comfort.    

Floating straight after having hair coloured or chemically straightened – Generally we recommend waiting 1-2 weeks after having your hair coloured (dark especially) to avoid the salty tank environment causing your colour to fade prematurely. Temporary color is not allowed in the float rooms as it is very hard to get out of water.

Consuming drugs or alcohol prior to your appointment – We reserve the right to refuse treatment to anyone we suspect may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Taking too long in the shower after your float – Please consider that we will have another client waiting & we do need to allow sufficient time for cleaning in between.

Taking calls while you are in the treatment rooms or reception – this is your time to escape all of that, so leave it off as long as you can.  It is also VERY distracting for other clients who are here to relax.

And Please do tell if there is anything that can make your experience better. We can’t fix what we don’t know about!!!


Happy Floating!!!