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TIPS & BEST PRACTICES

 

 

Pre-Float

 

Shaving

For men, avoid shaving your face at least 6 hours before you float. For women, avoid shaving your body at least 12 hours before your float. Any cuts will be distracting due to the Epsom salt sting.

Eating

For your comfort in the pod we suggest having a light, easily digestible meal 1.5 to 2hrs prior to your float

Hydration

We recommend being well hydrated prior to the float, however we must warn you to be careful not to over do it as a full bladder will be distracting!

Bathroom

Be sure to use the bathroom prior to your session

Smoking

We recommend avoiding stimulants such as smoking prior to your float. The float itself may even suppress your cravings.

Caffeine

Avoid caffeine entirely before your float. The stimulation you feel from caffeine is the exact opposite experience you’ll want from your time in the pod.

Float Stacking

Pairing floatation with other activities such as Far Infrared Sauna, yoga, meditation, massage & even exercise can greatly enhance the floating experience.

In The Pod

 

Attire

We recommend floating in the nude to eliminate the risk of any sensory distraction

Breathing

Your breath can be an amazing tool for calming the mind and relaxing the body. Try to breathe primarily from your nose. As you relax into the session, concentrate more on observing your breath and not on trying to control it

Positions

The most important thing is to get comfortable. There are only two real positions in the tank:

  • With your arms at your side, palms down
  • Arms over-head with your palms up

We can provide a floating halo to help you find your most comfortable position. It is also possible to float on your belly (recommended in pregnancy) with your arms in front and with the use of the halo. Play around with positions to see which feels better for your body.

Also, try to position your body in the middle of the pod to avoid “ping-ponging” from side to side. To do this, brace your arms and legs against the sides of the tank to position your torso in the middle, and once you feel the water to be calm, slowly and evenly retract your limbs back to the mid-line of your body.

Try not to generate any momentum from either side so that you remain in the middle and avoid the distraction of bumping into the side. Once you like your position and feel comfortable try to remain still and consciously relax all of your muscles.

Letting Go

Don’t “try” to do anything in the pod and don’t expect something to happen. Just be present. Repetition of a focus word such as “relax” or “let go” spoken in your mind in unison with your exhalation can help at first, but the message here is to just let go of conscious control.

Stillness

Being physically still by finding a comfortable position and remaining there, combined with stilling your mind either through breath awareness or a focus word (mantra) can lead you into a state of holistic stillness. This can generate the perception of timelessness, your state of being will be extremely relaxed and this is when the body is in a state of healing.

 

 

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear” - Ram Dass

 

 

 

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