Do I need to bring anything?

Nope, just yourself. We will have towels, robes, ear plugs, and products to use in the shower before and after your float. If you wear contacts, do be sure to bring a lens case and contact solution with you.

What if I’m claustrophobic?

People with claustrophobia consistently report having a pleasant experience while floating. Once inside the tank, you are able to lose awareness of the walls around you and this allows you to rest in an experience of formless spaciousness. As well, you remain in total control of the experience and are able to keep the door open or the lights on if you choose.

Can I drown if I fall asleep?

Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.

How are the tanks kept clean?

The highly sterile salt water in the tanks is kept clean with a triple filtration process. First we use a 1 micron filter (Class 1 filtration) that is FDA compliant for drinking water. Second a combination of ozone and germicidal UV light disinfection creates a powerful oxidant that instantly oxidizes contaminants in the pool. Then we run this filtration through a total of 3 complete returns.

Can I bring a friend?

Absolutely! We have multiple tanks at FLOAT STL, and while it can be incredibly rewarding to share and reflect with friends after your float, please note that we accommodate only one person per tank for the duration of the floating experience. We also offer other services like infrared sauna and massage chairs that can be enjoyed by two people simultaneously.

Are there any negative effects to floating?

Mostly what you can expect to experience is just a lingering residual feeling of peace, calm, vibrancy, and contentment. Though this can be unfamiliar to some of us, and thus could create some discomfort from our normal emotional states.

Can I float if I am menstruating?

Yes, just follow the same protocol as if you were going to the pool.

Can I float if I am pregnant?

Yes! In the 2nd and 3rd trimester floating is said by many to provide relief from the stress and strain of pregnancy by allowing your body to float in a weightless environment. Be sure to consult with your doctor before coming to float.

When should I arrive for my first float?

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before your float to give yourself time to check in and transition into the space.

Is there an age requirement for the services at FLOAT STL?

The minimum age limit for any services at FLOAT STL is 13. If an individual is between 13-15, they will require the onsite presence of their parent or guardian for the duration of their service. If an individual is 16-17, they will require the verbal permission of their parent/guardian.

What if I don’t like floating or am not satisfied with my float?

If you are not satisfied with your experience please let us know. We want floating to be accessible to all, and we will be sure to make it right for you.

What happens if I “freak out” during my float?

It is true that floating can bring about a certain degree of discomfort. This can happen for two reasons: 1. We can become conditioned to the amount of distraction and stimuli around us, and when this is removed it can in the beginning feel unfamiliar and uncomfortable 2. When we are freed from this distraction and stimuli we are creating space for other experiences to present themselves. If you do feel discomfort, we would recommend focusing on your breathing and remaining with the experience to your degree of tolerance. Of course, you remain in control, and can exit the tank and end your float at any point.

Why is it necessary to shower before and after my float?

Showering before the float helps to rinse and cleanse your body before entering the tank. Showering after the float helps to remove any epsom salt from your body before you dress. Also, showering before and after functions as a nice sensory transition for entering and exiting your float experience.

Will my skin wrinkle and prune?

Not only will your skin not get wrinkled and pruney, but the epsom salt will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. We do recommend continuing to drink plenty of water throughout the rest of the day as your body will absorb the Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate), which is a good thing!

How often should I float?

Frequent Floating is the ultimate ‘Life-Hack’ for anyone who experiences stress, and wants to live their best life.  There is no ‘right’ amount of floating, but our personal experience, combined with the shared stories of our SuperFloater Community, have made us confident in recommending floating minimum monthly, and ideally weekly. Many of our SuperFloaters and Float Guides are even adamant about floating multiple times per week to maximize benefits.

What are the benefits of floating frequently?

Frequent Floating is an effective and efficient Mental Hygiene practice, providing an experience that is truly integrative (mind-body-spirit) and transformative (reduce stress, pain, inflammation, and increase self awareness, peace, and mental-emotional-physical healing).

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