Before you Float
We're so glad you have discovered the wonderful world of flotation therapy. Above all, we are here to help you enjoy your float experience. There are just a few basic things you should know before planning your first visit:
What to bring
We provide everything you need for your float experience, which puts less stress on you. We have full restroom and shower facilities for use before and after floating. In addition, we provide towels, robes, soap and shampoo, hairdryers, deodorant, earplugs, and anything else you might need during your visit. Most of our clients prefer to experience floating in the nude to minimize distractions. Still, you may bring a bathing suit if it helps you feel more relaxed and comfortable at first.
Please arrive at your scheduled time. Our time slots include extra time before and after the float to get oriented and shower. You do not need to shower before coming to Think Tank; we will ask you to shower again before your float. Since our space and schedule are limited, we cannot accommodate guests more than a few minutes early. Any late arrival may have their appointment cut short.
It's a good idea to take one last minute before your float to use the restroom and silence any electronic devices you may have brought with you. Next, put in your earplugs and shower up. Only use the hair and body wash for this first shower, and try to keep the water on the cool side. It's not essential to dry off entirely since you're about to get into the tank. Instead, focus on drying your face and hairline: this will help you avoid an itchy face while in the tank. Next, use the handrails and slowly lower yourself into the tank. After about an hour of silence, the music will fade up to let you know your float is over. Please try to squeegee as much saltwater off of your body and back into the tank as possible.
1) Relax! It seems pretty straightforward, but you'll soon realize you've seldom, if ever, been fully physically relaxed. Your first instinct may be to lift your head out of the water, but this is unnecessary. You cannot sink, and in fact, many of our clients routinely fall asleep in the tank. Check in with your neck and shoulders frequently since many people hold tension in this area.
2) Stretch out and experiment with the placement of your arms. Different positions can make for very different floating experiences. You will also find that you can do unique stretches in the tank that would not be possible in other environments. Yogis love it!
3) Avoid the sting. The water in our tank is about as salty as it gets. That can make for a very uncomfortable situation if you get it in your eyes or a scrape. It's best not to touch your face while in the tank, but if you get any salt in your eyes, we always leave a small hand towel outside the tank door. We also provide petrolatum packets to protect sensitive areas, but the best practice is to avoid floating if you have any big scrapes or freshly-shaven areas. The water won't hurt you and is, in fact, very sanitary. We want you to have the best possible experience at Think Tank Flotation!
Want to float with music? Need lights on during your float? Prefer a neck pillow? We can accommodate many requests at Think Tank Flotation, but we strongly recommend experiencing your first float as described above. You can always branch out later on; ask us. Our goal is to tailor the experience to your individual physical and mental needs.
Please arrive at your scheduled time. Our time slots include extra time before and after the float to get oriented and shower. You do not need to shower before coming to Think Tank; we will ask you to shower again before your float. Since our space and schedule are limited, we cannot accommodate guests more than a few minutes early, and any late arrival may have their appointment cut short.