Frequently Asked Questions

Who invented these Float Rooms?

John C. Lily.

How long have float rooms been around?

The first float room was developed in 1954. These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down, commercial rooms were invented in the early 70’s.

Is there anything I should do to prepare?

Avoid caffeine for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from making distracting noises while you float. Other than that, there’s no 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 room. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo…) Each room is fully private, and you go into the rooms nude, so there’s no need to bring a bathing suit.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?

Yes! 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 scheduling an appointment.

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. We also have swim caps that you may purchase.

What are the differences in your rooms?

Our float rooms are identical.

Can more than one person float in a room at a time?

Only one person per room.

Do I have to stay in the whole time?

No, you can get out anytime. The float usually goes by much faster than you would expect.

What if I’m claustrophobic?

Our rooms are very spacious. Being in the rooms 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 room.

How do you clean the rooms?

The water is fully filtered 3 times between each float. The water passes through a 10 micron filter, and is also sterilized with an ultraviolet sterilization lamp and H2O2.

Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?

No, your skin doesn’t even prune up, but it does become silky soft afterwards.

Can I drown if I fall asleep in there?

No. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. If you are uncomfortable you can use an inflatable neck pillow to support your head.