FLOATING FAQS

FLOATING FAQS

FLOATING FAQS

FLOATING FAQS

Before your float


Float sessions are a minimum of 60 minutes and can last as long as several hours. Below are some popular session times.

To book an appointment see our booking calendar at floatlight.floathelm.com or give us a call us at 920-364-9303.

Our float suites are always supplied with everything needed to ensure you have the best experience possible.

Float Suites Include:

  • Fresh Linens
  • Robe, Slippers
  • Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Neck Pillow
  • Eye Wash Bottle
  • Disposable Ear Plugs Packet
  • Disposable Q-Tips Packet
  • Disposable A&D Ointment Packet
  • Make-up Remover Cloths
  • Facial Cloths
  • Disposable Hair Tie
  • Deodorant Spray.

 

We also have a make up room for drying hair and applying make up.

Our make up room includes:

  • Blow Dryers
  • Disposable Combs
  • Disposable Q-Tips
  • Hand Towels.

A variety of beverages are available to all of our guests, located in our float lounge.

You may float nude or in a swimsuit – whatever you are most comfortable with. You will be in a completely private suite with a private shower.

Avoid shaving your body or face for at least 12 hours before you float. Epsom salt might irritate any micro-abrasions from shaving.

Minor abrasions can be covered with vaseline (which we provide) to help prevent irritation from the Epsom salt.

Yes, just take the same precautions while floating as you would if you were swimming.

Yes, pregnant women in all trimesters can enjoy the relaxation and physical relief of floating, but as a precaution please check with your physician.

We’d recommend allowing at least two weeks after you have received a new tattoo before floating.

While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.

There is a chance that this may effect your treatment. If you are unsure, please consult your hair stylist.

We would recommend avoiding caffeine the day you float, or for at least 6 hours before you float. Caffeine may overstimulate your mind.

Floating on an empty or full stomach may be distracting while floating. We’d recommend eating 1.5-2 hours before you float.

during your float


The incredibly high salt content of the water prevents bacteria and other micro-organisms from surviving. In addition, we use a state-of-the-art filtration system to filter the water thoroughly and zap it with antimicrobial ultraviolet light 3 times after each use (most other float centers only do this once). This is cleaner than any hot tub or swimming pool. On top of that, we use hydrogen peroxide and ozone (active oxygen known to chemists as O3), one of nature’s basic elements. It is most commonly recognizable after thunderstorms by its sweet, fresh smell. Ozone is the safest, most effective water purifier available. It maintains water’s soft, clean and crystal clear appearance, while adding no harmful chemicals. After ozone does its job, it quickly reverts to oxygen, creating an enriched oxygen and bacteria-free air supply at the Float Center.

Once you’re floating, the experience is practically identical in all of them. The only differences are the amount of space and some features that can be manually controlled on or off while floating.

Yes. Each float pod and float cabin is contained within an individual suite that you may lock behind you. Each suite has its own shower and is for your exclusive use for the duration of your session.

We have made a significant investment for your comfort. Our float cabins have 8 foot high ceilings and you are in full control of your environment at all times, with in-tank lighting and sound controls at your fingertips.

Some find it so relaxing, they drift into a peaceful sleep. That is perfectly ok and safe. The salt water is so buoyant, you would have to consciously flip over.

There aren’t any latches on the float room or pod doors and you can get out anytime. That said, a typical float session usually goes by faster than you would expect.

Just the opposite. Your skin becomes super-hydrated as water carries in the magnesium from the Epsom salt, a mineral deficient in most bodies.

Our pods and float rooms are designed to accommodate nearly every persons height.

No swimming required. You’ll simply float on top of the water.

Only one person per float suite is permitted at this time. We have multiple float suites, so you can throw your own float party and invite others to float simultaneously.

3x Filtration

The entirety of the water is filtered through a 1 micron filter a minimum of three times after each float. 

Skimmers are used to keep the surface completely clear.

UV / Ozone & Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant in the tanks – a non-toxic alternative to chlorine and bromine.

High powered UV light units are attached to the pump system for added sanitation.

Proper Chemistry

We rigorously measure and maintain the pH, alkalinity, specific gravity, and temperature of the tanks.

The water in the float tank is about 30% epsom salt, which is a difficult environment for a lot of bacteria to live in (the Dead Sea is named that for a reason).

Our float suites are likely to have some of the cleanest water you’ve ever been in.