Preparing for your float
If you have any questions on your first float, don't hesitate to give us a call at 531-365-2154. We're also available via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floating can be a very simple process. Just imagine you're taking a bath at home...except here it's much comfier, you can stretch out, the water stays warm, there's nice music, and no responsibilities to think of or chores to do after.
The following info, however, should answer many of your questions about your first float.
Do I need to bring anything?
Floaters can come as they are or they can bring their own personal belongings. But you really don't need to bring anything at all, just yourself! We have soap/shampoo/conditioner, towels, earplugs, slippers, makeup remover, and hairdryers. If you wear contacts, be sure to bring a lense case and contact solution with you.
We do have floaters who like to bring their own 'float bag' with them - that has all the hair/makeup products, combs, lotion, towel, etc. that they like to use. So in the end, do what's comfortable for you. You'll find a method that works.
What do I wear?
Nothing at all! We recommend that you to float in the nude. After you arrive at our location and relax for a bit, we will show you into a private room that you may lock from the inside. Virtually all of our floaters feel most comfortable floating in the nude, as it is the preferred way to have an optimal floating experience!
Truthfully, wearing a bathing suit while you float tends to become heavy with as it absorbs the salt solution, and may get scratchy when you get out of the float. But as always, it's important to US that YOU are comfortable and feel safe in the float shop. So please, do what makes YOU feel comfortable.
Do I need to do anything before floating?
Like we said, floating is quite simple. It's best not to overthink it, especially for your first float. Think of it like an experiment and have fun trying out all the different ways to float.
There ARE some tips, though, that we advise floaters to do and not do prior to floating to make the overall experience better:
Avoid shaving or waxing right before your float because the salt water solution will irritate your raw skin.
Avoid floating if you have an open wound, large cut, or ouchy. The salt water solution will sting when it comes in contact. If you can withstand just a few minutes of initial stinging, it does subside.
Avoid eating a large meal before you float. If you're hungry and floating around lunch or dinner time, eat a snack the hour or so before you float. Otherwise, a heavy meal will leave your belly gurgling as it digests and not allow your body to rest.
Avoid drinking caffeine before floating because caffeine is a sTiMuLaNt and counteracts the relaxing effect of a float.
Avoid dying your hair or getting any sort of spray tan before a float.
If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us!
Blue Oceans Float team