You Ask - We Answer
What are the differences in your tanks?
We offer a float room that can accommodate two people in case you want to float with a companion (no funny business please). This is a float ROOM so it is not the same enclosed space as the pod or the tank. We recommend first time floaters use the room as it reduces concern of feeling claustrophobic. We have a pod in one of the rooms which can feel like a spaceship. This is a good tank for your second or third floats as it has some of the feeling of the room while making more of a true float experience. Once you are comfortable floating, the best float for you will be our Samadhi tanks. They are the truest float experience. We encourage floaters of all practice to give them a try.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
Can I drown if I fall asleep in there?
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
You are welcome to leave the tank/pod/room whenever you like. We encourage you to hang with it if you have initial discomfort. It can be a very intense experience your first time since our society is accustomed to visual, auditory and physical input all the time. Removing all of those things and floating in a void, can be very uncomfortable until your brain slows down. Most people describe feeling anxious and wired for the first 20-30 minutes and the next 30-40 minutes flies by in what feels like a few minutes. This should subside as you float more and even faster if you utilize our yoga pre-float practice. You can of course get out anytime you choose.
Can I float with someone?
While it does tend to detract from the purpose of sensory depravation, it does allow for gaining comfort in the environment and is helpful if someone requires assistance getting in or out of the tank. This option is only available for our ADA double float room. Priority is given to ADA students.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, earplugs, body wash/shampoo…) Each room is fully private, and you go into the tanks nude, so there’s no need to bring a bathing suit.