Don’t drink coffee 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 sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
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 tank.  Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, robes, slippers, earplugs, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, lotion, Q-tips, cotton balls, and hairdryers) .  Each room is fully private, and you go into the pods nude, therefore no need to bring a bathing suit, or it may inhibit the experience of sensory deprivation.
There aren’t any latches on the pod doors, and you can get out anytime. That said, the 60-minutes usually goes quicker than you’d expect.
Being in the pods is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box, and you may stop the lid at any position. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the pod.
No. Your skin doesn’t even prune up, but it does become silky soft afterwards.
No. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
Yes, but you’re not submerged in water, you don’t eat ritualistic mushrooms, and only a small percentage of floaters turn into proto-human monkeys.
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/showers.
Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.
Like a pickle covered in maple syrup, pregnant women love floating! 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 coming in.
No, only one person per tank. We have three pods, so you can throw your own float party and invite up to 2 other people to float simultaneously in our shop. Double-wide tanks do exist, but we think that they take away from the whole ‘sensory free’ experience.
Hygiene and design are our first priorities, this is why we chose the Float Spa Premium Floating Tank System, by Float Spa. These pods have an external water reservoir tank, so the Float Spa Premium Floating Tank System is totally emptied from pod between each guest. While the water of the Pod is being cleaned and treated before and after every floating session via two filters, an automatic chemical dowser, and UV light sanitization, a Buoyant employee is cleaning the inside of the pod out before the salt water enters for the next guest.
One of our owners at Float On in Portland Oregon, goes for a 12 hour float about once a month… John Lily, the inventor of floating, is said to have floated for much, much longer periods of time.
The first float tank was developed in 1950, they involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down, commercial tanks were invented in the early 70’s.
Floating has been around for over 40 years and has plenty of published research to back it up.

INTRODUCING BUOYANT

A tranquil place to relax mind and body in a sensory-free, gravity-free environment.
Opening in Rock Hill and Chesterfield in early 2017.