Floating FAQs

How early should I show up for an appointment?

Please arrive 5-15 minutes before your scheduled float session to fill out our intake form for your first visit. Parking is available in front of the studio and in a large lot across from the studio. If you are running behind we ask that you please let us know—It is important that the day stays on schedule.

How long should I float my first time?

For your first float, we recommend floating for 60 minutes. Your first 15-30 minutes in the tank will be a learning experience, as it will take time for your mind to unwind and for you to find a position that you feel most comfortable floating in. By floating for 60 minutes, you give yourself time to settle into the new experience and start to see the benefits. 

How long of floats do you offer?

We offer float times of 60 and 90 minutes long. If you become a frequent floater and would like to float for a different length of time just let us know!

How many floats does it take to make me grasp the floating experience?

Your first visit is considered a learning experience.  A second float session helps you really see the potential benefits of regular floating. After the third float, you will have uncluttered your mind, reset your nervous system and stimulated your lymphatic system. We recommend doing three (3) 60 Min Floats in 2 weeks to really grasp the full potential of floating. 

Can I float with someone else in the same tank?

No. At Kairos, we value the individual experience and will book both rooms at the same time so each person can have a great, individualized experience. We’ve found that most everyone enjoys their time alone and gives them something to share over dinner afterward (perfect date night starter pack!). EXCEPTION: If you would like your child to float we require the parent/guardian to stay in the room with them or you may float with them. Please talk to an experience creator for more information.

Is the water clean?

Extremely.  Our water is completely recirculated at least 3 times between each float through a 1-micron particulate filter and then treated with a combination of a germicidal UV lamp, ozone, and hydrogen peroxide.  The water is tested twice daily to ensure that your float will be safe and comfortable. 

What if I am claustrophobic?

The tanks are a lot bigger in person than they seem in pictures.  During your float session, you are able to keep the door open to our two types of float chambers:  The float pod has a pivoting lid that makes it possible to keep open or close, and adjustments to the lid can be made from inside the pod.  The float room has 7 foot high ceilings with a door to the entrance. The room tends to be the choice of people with claustrophobic tendencies.

Do I need to bring anything?

We provide neck pillows, earplugs, vaseline, towels, robes, tampons, combs, a hairdryer, lotion, shampoo, and conditioner.  If you wear contact lenses, bring contact or saline solution and a case or just wear your prescription glasses (it's possible to splash yourself with a bit of the salty water, which can be extremely unpleasant with contacts in).  You will be in your own private room so we encourage you to not wear a swimsuit, as detergents can hide in the clothing and affect the properties of the water.  You are welcome to try our skincare products at the vanity area in the bathroom as well.

What should I NOT do before a float?

Do not shave or wax for at least 24 hours, as salt stings open cuts (we do provide vaseline just in case!). Do not consume caffeine or energy-enhancing vitamins (makes it hard to relax) for at least 3 hours prior to your float, and please wait at least 2-4 weeks after you dye your hair.   

When NOT to float?

Do not float today if you have a cold or the flu, incontinence, flatulence or hemorrhoids, any infectious disease, deep cuts or open sores. If you have scheduled an appointment and need to cancel with us, please let us know that you are canceling due to illness.

Will I sink?

No, the high density of the saltwater content makes you float. You can even sleep in the tank if you want to.

 

What if I cannot get my mind to stop thinking while I am floating?

It is very normal to have a lot of mental chatter while you first start floating.  Do not be discouraged. It takes time and practice to calm your mind. Don't judge yourself or get upset, be thankful that you are taking the time to learn how to quiet your thoughts.  

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