What Should You Do Before Your Sensory Deprivation Tank Experience?

Unlock Your Full Potential
by June 6th, 2023

A float session in a sensory deprivation tank is a great way to relieve stress, to recover from sports injuries, and to gain the mental clarity that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the world again. Floating can help with everything, from reducing anxiety and depression to giving your skin a healthy glow.

But, a lot of our clients want to know – how can I get the most out of my float session?

Naturally, you want to experience all the stress-melting, serenity-inducing benefits that you can! Whether this is your first time trying out one of our float rooms or you treat yourself to the wonders of sensory deprivation regularly, there are a few steps you can take to help you get the most out of your experience.

How to Prep the Day Before Your Floatation Therapy Session

You’ve booked your session in one of our float rooms, and you can’t wait to slip into the realm of zero-stimulation, letting yourself simply let go, breathe, and be! To make the most of your session, give your body some extra care the day before.

Drink plenty of water, and try to eat nutrient-dense meals that include fresh fruits, green leafy veggies, and legumes. You can also sip a cup of herbal tea or two. Cleansing and calming teas such as peppermint, chamomile, and oatstraw are excellent for prepping the body and mind for the float experience. When you can enter the tank ready to deep breath and let go, you’ll be able to enter a state of relaxing bliss much faster.

What you don’t want to do is anything with your skin. It’s a good idea to refrain from shaving or waxing the day before, and definitely don’t the day of your appointment.

The water in the sensory deprivation tank is saturated with 1200+ pounds of Epsom salts. This is what makes you so perfectly buoyant while you’re in the water. Epsom salts are high in magnesium, which can be absorbed through the skin when you float. Magnesium is good for the nervous system, and it also supports healthy blood circulation. But, just like you wouldn’t jump into the Dead Sea with broken or irritated skin because of the high salt density, you don’t want to slip into a float tank with any skin irritations.

Also, please, no floating if you’ve recently had a spray tan or dyed your hair. The dyes can stain our tanks.

How to Prep the Day of Your Float Session

Plan to have plenty of time to arrive early before your session. You don’t want to feel rushed or stressed. Once it’s time, you’re welcome to come as you are. You won’t need to bring anything with you – at Float 207, we supply everything you need to shower before and after your session including body wash, shampoo and conditioner, and a towel.

You don’t even need a swimsuit although you’re welcome to wear one if it makes you feel comfortable.

One item you will need – if you have contact lenses or glasses, make sure you bring a case for storing your lenses.

That’s it. Once you arrive, feel free to ask any questions you may have. We’re always happy to help. We understand that sensory deprivation is a new therapy for many people, so don't hesitate to ask even the seemingly small questions. Also, feel free to get in touch with us if you want to learn more or book an appointment.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Let's keep in touch!

Stay updated on our news and events! Sign up to receive our newsletter.