Advice for First-time Floaters – Part II

There are many small things you can do to enhance your floating experience during your first-time in a floatation tank. These things may not seem significant on the surface, but they can have a major impact on how much you enjoy floating and whether or not you will come back for more.

Before floating

  • Avoid consuming energy drinks, coffee or caffeinated sodas. Caffeine is a stimulant and will make it more difficult for your nerves and muscles to relax inside the floatation tank.
  • Cover any minor cuts or scrapes before entering. Open wounds will sting and can become irritated by the Epsom salt.
  • If you wear contact lenses, remove them and put the lenses in a safe place outside the tank.

During floating

  • Avoid touching your face. Saltwater can cause irritation if it gets in your eyes.
  • Ease into the tank. Use safety bars to help lower your body into the tank and position it in the water to avoid injury.

After floating

  • Sit up slowly and exit the tank slowly so your body can readjust to moving out of weightless environment. This will help you maintain your balance.
  • Stand in the open tank for a few seconds and use a towel to wipe excess saltwater from your skin and hair.
  • Shower as soon as possible to get rid of the remaining saltwater.