1. Limit Caffeine: Guests share caffeine causes them difficulty in quieting their mind and prolongs their arrival to a blissful state of relaxation. Caffeine is a stimulant which increases anxiety and tension in the body - two things you're working on avoiding with a float.
2. Shaving: Put your razor away the day of your float. Nicked, cut or even irritated skin can be uncomfortable when it exposed to the high concentration of salt in a float tank.
3. Restroom: Rehydrating after a float is important, but be cautious of drinking too much water beforehand. A full bladder is a surefire way to interrupt your serene float session. Always use the facilities before your float session.
4. Lukewarm Shower: The water in the tank is set to the outside temperature of your skin, our showers get much hotter. Guests find it best to take a lukewarm shower, even a couple seconds of cold, before stepping into the tank. Doing so makes the water warm and inviting to the skin. Post-float shower, enjoy a hot shower - you'll feel every drop of water from our 17" rainfall shower heads.
5. Just Breathe: One of the most effective tools for reaching a meditative state is to focus on your breathing. Use your body’s natural rhythm to maintain your calm and peacefulness; it is extremely helpful in preventing your mind from wandering. Time also passes faster when you don’t attempt to count the seconds.
And remember: your first float may not be exactly what you expected going in. No matter what, take it as a learning experience and try to adjust some things for your next float. Keep an open mind and you will discovers benefits to floating that you never expected.