For men, avoid shaving your face at least six hours before you float. For women, avoid shaving your body at least 12 hours before your float. Any lesions will be distracting due to the Epsom salt sting.
A super full stomach is not great for floating, nor is the emptiest of stomachs. Having a light, easily digestible meal one and a half to two hours pre-float is probably ideal.
Be sure to use the washroom before you float. Talk about a distraction while in the tank.
Smoking just prior to the tank may stimulate you too much. Even if you are craving a cigarette the tank may very well suppress your craving. However, you’ll need to figure out what the best formula is for you and your biochemistry.
Freshly Dyed Hair/Spray Tan
If you have freshly dyed hair/spray tan it would be best wait approximately two weeks before floating so as to preserve your new colour.
Definitely avoid having caffeine before you float. The stimulation you experience from caffeine is the exact opposite way you’ll want to go when you are in the tank. By the end of your float you most likely will not feel like you need your fix.
We have found performing physical activity (yoga, cardio, or resistance training) before you float to greatly enhance the floating experience. Your body has expended pent-up energy, muscles and tissues are loose and flowing with blood, your mind is clear and calm. Combining floating to this state can potentially create a deeper state of meditation. Be sure to have a little snack (not junk food) post-activity and pre-float. Nuts, fruit, juice, or smoothies are good options… Just not too much.
Floating for Under 18yr
As this is a service involving water floating for children & youth under the age of 18 is discussed in advance with staff as it may be beneficial for them to have adult supervision while they float to maintain safety and provide them with the best experience possible.