Frequently Asked Questions About Floating

What is a Float Tank?

  • Here at Reset we operate a Float Lab Technologies Float Tank.  A Float Lab Floatation Tank is a light and sound free chamber containing 12 inches of solution containing body temperature water (around 95˚) and about 1000 lbs of dissolved Epsom salt. Inside the float tank, the participant floats effortlessly with out the influence of gravity, sight or sound. 

How big is your chamber?

  • The dimensions of our tank is 4’ wide x 8’ long x 7’ high with a large easy access door that is 3' x 5’.

Does Float Therapy have any other names?

  • Absolutely! Sensory Deprivation Tank, Float Tank, Isolation Tank, Float Pod, Float Room, and Floatation Tank.  It is also popularly known as Floating.

How long are the float sessions?

  • 90 minutes. You are welcome to get out at any time.

Do I take a shower before entering the float tank?

  • Yes.  Showering before your float eliminates any contaminates that you would bring into the tank. Showering after your float is also suggested to remove the layer of Epsom salt that is left in the hair and on the skin

Should I eat before floating?

  • It is recommended to eat a light meal 2 hours before your float.  You do not want to be starving but you dont want to be too full. Avoid caffeine and nicotine prior to your float as it may interfere with your ability to relax and receive max benefits. 

What do I wear while floating?

  • Absolutely nothing! Anything other than your birthday suit will infer with your experience while floating. 

What if I am claustrophobic?

  • The thought of being enclosed in a dark space can be frightening to some.  However, since there is no light in the tank, you can not see the walls therefore eliminating the feeling of being confined or restricted. The tank itself can seem unlimited and vast. You are in complete control of the environment and have the ability to exit the tank at any time. 

How will I float? What if I am not capable of floating?

  • There is over 1,000 lbs of Epsom salt dissolved in the water inside the tank.  Regardless of your height or weight, you will be able to float effortlessly.  As you lay back, the water will settle on the side of you temple, submerging your ears but leaving your eyes, mouth, and nose completely exposed to the air. 

What if I fall asleep in the tank?

  • A lot of people fall asleep inside the tank as a result of being completely relaxed. It might be the best nap you ever have!

Can two people float in one tank at the same time?

  • No. We only offer private individual experiences. 

Will Epsom salt get in my ears?

  • Only if you forget to rinse your ears out completely after your float. Earplugs are provided to limit noise as well as salt water getting into the ears.  

Is anyone unable to use the tank?

  • People whom are epileptic or with special conditions should consult their physician before scheduling an appointment.

Can pregnant women float?

  • Yes. Pregnant women probably get more relief from floating than most people. The extra weight carried by the mother-to-be can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity. Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity, which causes joint pain, inflammation and stress on the organs as well as the unborn baby.

  • Pregnant women have also reported a reduction of erratic movements of the baby inside the womb. This is due to a phenomenon call “mirror effect.” The baby is safe and secure inside the womb and the mother shares a similar experience in the isolation tank. Women report a stronger connection with their baby when exposed to this environment.