First time floating? Prepare for your float session with these tips.
If you’re new to floating, you may be a little unsure about how to prepare. We have you covered. This guide walks you through how to prepare for your first float at Sanctuary Float Spa.
- You must be 16 years or older to float at Sanctuary Float Spa
- You must sign a waiver before you float. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
- We have a 24-hour cancellation and rescheduling policy. We request all changes to your reservations be made at least 24 hours in advance. If not, you will be charged a $25 rescheduling free.
Prepare for your float
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your float session:
- Avoid caffeine or stimulants 4-6 hours ahead of your float. Consuming caffeine, energy drinks, or any other kind of stimulant can make you jittery inside the float room.
- Don’t shave or wax the day of your float. The salt water inside the float room can cause irritation to cuts, nicks, or sensitive/dry areas.
- Don’t float if you colored your hair in the last 48 hours. Hair dye can transfer to the float room. If you’ve recently colored your hair, please wait at least 48 hours before floating. Also, if you have semi-permanent dye in your hair, please refrain from floating until it has been washed out. The dye can stain the water and float rooms. Clients will be financially responsible for any damage.
- Do you have any cuts or open wounds? If so, you may want to reschedule your float. The supersaturated Epsom salt water could be irritating to cuts or scratches.
- Do you have a spray tan or user self-tanning lotions? If so, and the water does not rinse clear when you shower, please wait to float. Spray tans and tanning lotions can stain the water and float rooms. Clients will be financially responsible for any damage.
- Do you have a new tattoo? If so, you may want to reschedule your float until the tattoo has healed. The salt water in the float rooms can irritate sensitive areas and fresh ink can transfer to the float rooms.
- Factor in time before and after your float. We recommend giving yourself at least 15 minutes before and after your float. This will allow you to fully unwind and relax.
What to bring to your float at Sanctuary Float Spa
We strive to provide everything you may need, so you may not have to bring anything for your float. Your float room is in a private suite with a shower. No swimsuit is necessary, and we supply paraben-free and sulfate-free bath products, towels, earplugs, bathrobe, spa slippers, q-tips, hair ties and Kleenex. We also have hairdryers in both of our bathrooms.
However, there are a few items you may want to bring:
- If you wear contacts, bring a contact case or wear glasses. Although unlikely, salt water could get into your eyes during float. Wearing contacts makes it difficult to rinse your eyes out quickly. We provide contact solution in your private float room upon request.
- If you want to keep your hair dry, bring a swim cap. Some floaters prefer not to get their hair wet (especially during the winter). In these cases, we recommend bringing a swim cap.
- If you want special toiletries, bring your own. Feel free to bring your own shampoo, condition, body wash, lotion—anything you may want—for after your float.
Watch this before your first float
Below is a great video that shows you how to prepare and what to expect for your first float. Note, this video was created by another float studio, but the tips and guide apply to our spa experience too.
Enjoy 35% off your first float at Sanctuary Float Spa
For all first time floaters, we offer a 35% off discount on 60 and 90 minute float therapy sessions. Use #NEWMEMBER when booking your float therapy appointment.
Want to know what to expect for your first float? Check out our step-by-step guide for what to expect when you float at Sanctuary Float Spa here.
For questions or assistance with booking, please call us at 952-405-6619