Eating and drinking

To achieve the full benefits of your float, avoid eating for 1.5 to 2 hours prior. Drinking: A hydrated body is a healthy body. For optimal benefits stay hydrated before your float, but beware of excessive fluid consumption just prior to your float so you don’t have to disrupt your session for bathroom breaks.



Immediately after exposure to nicotine, smokers experience a “kick” as the drug stimulates the adrenal glands and discharges adrenaline. We advise you avoid smoking just prior to your float to prevent stimulating your mind too much. If you’re trying to quit smoking, perhaps a session in the tank may even suppress your cravings!



Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. In moderate doses it can increase alertness, cause insomnia, headaches, nervousness and even dizziness. For maximum benefits from your float you want your mind and body to be at its most relaxed, so avoid caffine if possible for 3 hours before your float.



For your comfort, avoid shaving your face for 6 hours and your body for 12 hours before you float, as the Epsom Salts will sting any cuts or scratches. Vaseline is provided to cover and prevent stinging on any cuts or lesions you find when you arrive.



We advise you go to the toilet on arrival, prior to your float – even if you don’t feel the need to go. Having to get out of the tank to “answer nature’s call” can be very disruptive to your float experience.



If you’re a first time floater, you may consider doing some thinking and research around: breathing; float positions; letting go; stillness; and sensitivity. Our staff are happy to provide advice and guidance when you arrive – so if you’re unsure, please ask!


Sensory Deprivation
The definition of Sensory Deprivation, from Wikipedia, states that the perceptual isolation is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses.
What is Floating?
Floating is a treatment system based on the reduction of external sensory stimulation. It promotes meditation, and reduces stress. It is clinically proven to assist a number of physical and mental ailments.
Experience nothing
Float Lab custom designed float rooms are built to provide our clients maximum comfort, functionality and privacy. Peace and quiet is guaranteed. We think of everything so you think of nothing.
First time nerves
At Float Lab our knowledgable staff take care to explain the journey of your float, providing a safe and personal experience for all our clients. We are always available to answer questions you may have.
Make it your own
Floating is personal and no two floats are the same. One thing is certain you can always find something positive from every float. You will have amazing floats, but there is no such thing as a bad float.
What to expect
Expect to relax! It is common to experience increased brain activity at the start of the float. This can last 10 minutes or so but will pass. Ultimately floaters find themselves drifting off to be woken by the music acknowledging the end of the session and wondering where the time has gone.