How often should you float?

Most patients see the benefits of using float therapy around two or more times a week, and even more positive results from long periods of routine use. The number of float sessions could differ depending on your reasons for choosing float therapy. For some people, once a week for 2 months is plenty.

How many times should you float a week?

How often should I float? While you can float every day without harm, we find that the relaxing effects of a one-hour float typically last beyond that day. For best results, we recommend regular sessions, and many clients find that floating once or twice a week provides the most benefits.

Is it better to float in the morning or evening?

And optimal float times differ from person to person. Some people do much better floating in the early morning, while others have the most profound floats late at night. At certain times of day, you might feel more alert and energized, while other times you leave your float ready to relax and unwind even more.

What are the negative effects of float therapy?

Are there any side effects? Users may experience a heightened sense of smell, sound and light after a float session. First time users may experience nausea. Skin should not wrinkle as Epsom salts have an emollient (softening and soothing) effect.

Should you float on an empty stomach?

You can float with a full stomach or an empty stomach, but in order to avoid focusing on the sounds and feelings of your digestive tract, experts recommend eating an hour or two before your float.


Do you shower after a float?

If you wear contacts, it's good to bring a case, your solution, and your glasses. You also do need to shower before and after getting in the tank, so if you have special toiletries you want, you should bring those, too. If you have long hair, you might want to bring a brush.

Do you float better if you hold your breath?

Holding in your breath creates tensions and ruins your buoyancy as your muscles condense and become a dead weight in the water. A flat and straight body will ensure you are spread across the surface like a raft creating an 'upthrust' from the water below helping you float on top of the water better.

Is a float better than a massage?

The answer is that it really does come down to personal preference as you benefit differently in each way. Floating before a massage will mean that the therapist can get more out of your body. But equally floating after a massage will offer additional relief.

Why do I feel weird after float tank?

Sometimes, the water and air temperature creates high humidity in the tank which can have a negative effect possibly resulting in nausea. While this is a common reason for nausea, many times the same sensations can be chalked up to anxiety, as anxiety disorders both mild and severe can magnify reactions in our body.

What happens to your brain in a float tank?

Floatation is proven to be more restful for the brain than sleep however, improving cognitive function by recharging the brain in a way that sleep doesn't. It is estimated that one hour spent in a float tank is equal to eight hours of sleep.

Should you get a massage before or after a float?

Whether to have a massage before or after your float is personal preference. The body requires magnesium for the muscles to relax. Soaking in a float room prior to a massage provides the added benefit of the muscles getting to that state of relaxation before the massage even begins.

What is the best position to float?

Rest your neck and head by placing your arms upward, keeping your hands underneath your head for support. Let your head fall into your arms, which will be supported by the buoyant water.

What should you not do before floating?

5 Things to Avoid Before Your Floatation Tank Session
  1. Avoid Stimulants such as Caffeine or Nicotine. ...
  2. Avoid Shaving before your Floatation Therapy session. ...
  3. Avoid Colouring your Hair. ...
  4. Avoid Eating Large/Heavy Meals or Skipping Meals. ...
  5. Avoid Drugs and Alcohol.

Can you do float therapy everyday?

Floatation Therapy is able to be used every day without any negative side effects, and the relaxing result of an hour-long floatation session will last well past the day of your appointment. To see the best possible outcome, It is recommended that you participate in regularly scheduled sessions.

Is it harder for skinnier people to float?

Generally speaking people that are muscular, lean or thin will tend to sink and those that have a wider surface area or a larger body fat percentage will usually remain afloat for longer. It's all down to your 'relative density' and that is most likely the reason you are not able to float.

Does floating on water add weight?

It is generally easier to lift an object up through the water than it is to pull it out of the water. The word apparent is important here, it is relative to the water, but the net weight of water and whatever you put into it, even it floats, will increase.

Do float tanks dehydrate you?

Will floating cause dehydration? You will not get dehydrated from floating. You won't even get a little bit pruny! You will leave the float tank feeling smooth and silky.

Do float tanks detox?

Floating in a tank can also relieve migraines and provide stress relief and detoxification since Epsom salts are high in magnesium, which can remove harmful substances such as free radicals from your body.

Can you sleep in a float tank every night?

While all-night floats can have incredible benefits, it's not a viable replacement for natural sleep. Regular floaters will often find themselves energised after a float, and need a few hours to allow their body to wind down before hitting the hay.

Do you wear a bathing suit in a float spa?

You can wear a swimsuit or a bathing suit during your float, but it isn't necessary. In fact, we recommend not wearing anything at all. This is because the less sensation you have against your skin, the better.

Does your hair get wet during float therapy?

Yes, your hair will get wet, though the water is neutral and the Epsom Salt typically isn't harsh to hair (do a Google search on "epsom salt hair" and you'll find information about how Epsom salt may actually be good for hair!).

Can you be on your period in the float spa?

Yes, you can float while menstruating. Just treat it like going to a swimming pool while on your period. Pro tip: if you happen to be using a tampon, consider coating the string with petroleum jelly (provided in the room) to prevent salt water from wicking into the tampon.

Do you float better if your fat?

Those with more body fat and less muscle usually float more easily. On average females have a higher body fat % 21-24% than males 15%-20%. Consequently females generally float more easily than males. You can enhance your floating by inhaling and holding your breath until you have to exhale then inhale quickly.

Why do my legs sink when I try to float on my back?

People with a high muscle-to-fat ratio tend to have dense legs, which resist floating horizontally. Because dense legs are less buoyant, they tend to sink, increasing drag.