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.