FLOATING DOs & DON'Ts
Floating has become very popular among celebrities, athletes or those simply undergoing stress (which is usually everybody!) Our last post discussed the many benefits attributed to Floating, or Sensory Deprivation. Read it Here
If you're new to floating, this post will answer all the questions you may have! Pre-Float Prep 1. Arrive, towels and robes will be provided. 2. Shower, insert ear plugs and step into the float pod. Close the door and light and relax. Bathing suits are permitted but not required. 3. When time is up, step out of the float , rinse off and get dressed.
Avoid shaving before the float as any cuts will sting from the Magnesium Sulfate exposure. Avoid eating a heavy meal prior to floating as it's easier for the body to relax when it is not digesting. It is preferable to have a snack or light meal 2 hours before your float. If you have had a large meal, allow 3-4 hours before floating. You should be hydrated for your body to be able to relax and avoid thirst. Working out before a float is encouraged but not necessary. Activity pairs well with floating as the muscles and fascia are loose and there is good blood circulation. The Epsom salts will help cleanse and repair your tissues and you will ease into a deeper state of relaxation if you don't have any extra energy. Avoid caffeine or stimulants before floating as they will have the opposite effect of what you're trying to attain - reduced stimulation, sensory deprivation and a relaxation response. Use the washroom before your float so there are no distractions and you can fully relax. WOMEN: Please ensure that you are not menstruating when planning a float. Inside the Float Pod Breathing is an amazing tool for calming the mind body. Take deep, long breathes until you become settled and relaxed. Body Position There is no “right” way to float, it is just important to get be comfortable. The two main recommended positions are with your arms at your side or with your arms over-head with your palms up. The second is recommended to anyone who has neck or back pain. Play around with the two to see which feels better for your body. When you are comfortable in your position, try to remain still and relaxed. Movement Avoid excessive movement in the tank; it will prevent full relaxation and the many benefits of floating.
For more information, please visit our Float Page or contact us at 905-606-2290. HAPPY FLOATING :)