Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive?
If it is your first time visiting us we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to ensure you have time to sign our waiver and go through a brief introduction. However, we recommend all individuals attempt to arrive a bit early to ensure they get in the tanks on time so they don’t feel rushed and maximize their float experience.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Don’t drink coffee (or caffeine) for several hours beforehand (it can make your system feel jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal or snack about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time to stop from being distracted by feeling hungry. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
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, robes, earplugs, shampoo/conditioner/body wash/lotion…) Each room is fully private, and you go into the tanks nude, so there’s no need to bring a bathing suit. However, bathing suits are welcome if you prefer.
Who should not float?
- People that have any communicable diseases, skin disorders, infectious diseases or viruses.
- People with large open wounds or cuts
- People with respiratory diseases
- People with incontinence or involuntary loss of any bodily fluids
- People with epilepsy, (especially if not currently undergoing treatment)
- People who have dyed (or permed) their hair within the last 7 days before their float
Is there a place to keep my stuff secure while I float?
All clients will be greeted with a tote bag, complete with flip flops and a towel to bring to their treatments and floats. All float clients have their own personal, private float room which provides space to store all belongings. Clients also have the option of leaving their belonging up front with the staff.
Do any doctors or physical therapists use floatation?
They were actually invented by a doctor at Harvard in the 1950’s but there is a ton of research all over the world concerning floatation therapy. Doctors and researchers have tested and proven that it’s beneficial for relieving stress/anxiety, treating fibromyalgia, PTSD, pain…and a litany of other ailments.
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Pregnant women love floating! There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes, however for hygiene purposes anyone who is menstruating must take additional precautions when floating & ensure they use appropriate sanitary products during their float session as you would do in pool or spa.
Can I float if I just dyed my hair?
While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.
Can more than one person float in a tank at a time?
Only one person per tank. Double-wide tanks do exist, but we think that they take away from the whole ‘sensory deprivation’ experience.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
There aren’t any latches on the tank doors, and you can get out anytime. That said, the 60 minutes usually goes by faster than you’d expect.
How long have float tanks been around?
The first float tank was developed in 1954. These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down, commercial tanks were invented in the early 1970’s.
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.
How do you clean the tanks?
After every client’s float, all the salt water in the tank is circulated through our specially designed Evolution Filtration System. They include a one micron filter, which is 70 times smaller than a human hair. In addition, the 1,200 lbs. of Epsom salt that are dissolved into the water acts a natural disinfectant. On top of this, we maintain a safe level (100 ppm) of hydrogen peroxide, a powerful disinfectant. We pride ourselves on safety and cleanliness and maintain a strict water testing regimen. The cleanliness of Revival Float and Wellness is one of our top priorities.
Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No, your skin doesn’t even prune up. It does become silky and very soft afterwards. However, it is always a good idea to stay hydrated at-all-times. Revival Float and Wellness will provide plenty of water and other hydration options for all our clients.
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.