Frequently Asked Questions
When should I arrive?
If it is your first float we recommend arriving 15 minutes early to ensure you have time to sign our waiver and go through a brief introduction. However we recommend all individuals attempt to arrive a bit early to ensure they get in the tank on time and maximize their float
Do I need to bring anything?
If you wear contacts be sure to bring your contact lens case and solution. For those who have longer hair, we suggest a comb or brush if you're into that stuff. Also if you have any specific shampoo/soap. Otherwise we've got you covered. We provide towels and products to use before and after the float.
Do I need to do anything to prepare?
On the day of your float, we suggest not shaving as the freshly shaved skin can be susceptible to irritation from the salt. Try not to ingest any stimulants (like coffee) for a few hours before the float as it tends to make you a little jittery when you’re trying to settle into the float session. Last, we recommend having a lite snack about an hour prior to your float. Try to stay away from a heavy meal so your body isn’t uncomfortably full during the float.
What if I fall asleep?
Enjoy this supercharged sleep. Your buoyancy in the water supports you on your back, so flipping over is tremendously difficult to do. If you manage to twitch during the float, the worst that could happen is salt water in your eye.
Is there a place to keep my stuff secure while I float?
Central Coast Floats was designed to ensure complete privacy during your float. All floaters have their own personal float room to which provides space to store all belongings.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes, however for hygiene purposes anyone who is menstruating must take additional precautions when floating & ensure they use appropriate sanitary products (tampons or menstrual cups) during their float session as you would do in pool or spa.
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
We highly encourage it! For decades, pregnant women have used floating to relieve the stress on their bodies as well as to strengthen the bond between mother and child. If you’re in your third trimester or have any concerns, please consult with you doctor before booking a float.
If I dye my hair, can I still float?
Our rule of thumb is that you wait no less than two weeks between coloring your hair and floating. If you’re unsure, your shower water should run clear at home before coming in for a float. The salt in of our water may leach out the color from your hair otherwise.
What do I wear into the tank?
Nothing. You will have your own private secure room to leave your belongings and shower before and after your float.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
Floating is a great tool for those that struggle with claustrophobia. You are in total control of the environment and can choose to float with the door open or closed; with the lights on or off. Our large room style tanks are very user friendly and were chosen upon with this in mind.
A little feel for Central Coast Floats.
First FLoat Guide
A quick tutorial of things to expect from your first float experience. Can't wait to meet you in person!