Many people have certain fears or concerns before they use the tank for the first time. Fears such as being alone in the dark, drowning, not having enough air, claustrophobia, and others.

The fears are usually the thought or the idea that you won’t be in control of the situation, but that is absolutely not the case with.You have 100% control over your environment and you are able to go in and out of the tank as you please. You can use the tank with the door completely open, you can keep it partially open, or you can close it entirely. There is no particular way to use the tank that is more correct than the other. Whichever way is most comfortable for you is the correct way.

Before you enter the tank, you canopen the door just to feel the weight of it. It is very light. If you close the door while inside the tank, it is completely dark and that may be disorienting. We suggest you get familiar with your environment inside the tank before you close it and turn off the lights. Make sure you are aware of where the door and light buttons are located. If you try to open the door and it doesn’t open, you’re pushing in the wrong spot. Don’t panic and continue looking for it or search for the light button.

The Tank is not Air-tight
The tank is designed so that you’ll have plenty of air. Ann air circulation system continuously brings in additional air from the room. The air enters at the rear of the tank so if you prefer having your head at that end, that is completely fine. Again, if you still do not feel at ease completely closing the tank, you are more than welcome to leave it partially or completely open
500kg of Specially Formulated EPSOM SALTS
The tank environment is a little bit humid. The water in the tank is 10 inches deep with 500kg of Epsom salt dissolved in it. When you lie back you will float like a cork. Your ears will be underwater. There are earplugs available if you would like them, and we recommend wearing them for those who have ever had ear problems.
Buoyant Body Positions
You can experiment with the best body position for you. There is no “best” position and everyone is different. For example, hands behind head, on your chest, along your sides. If you have tension in your neck you can relieve it by clasping your hands behind your head. Try to find the most comfortable position for yourself.
Keep the Salt Out of your Eyes!

1. If you get any salt water in your eyes you will be uncomfortable for a few minutes. To avoid getting drips of salt water in your eyes, push your hair back on your fore- head when you change from lying down to sitting up. Also keep your salty hands away from your eyes. If you do happen to get salt in your eyes, have your towel where you can easily reach it, and use it to wipe your eyes. Also, please use the spray bottle filled with fresh water to spray your eyes if they begin to sting. If you have cuts or scratches or have recently shaved, those areas may sting for several minutes after coming in contact with the salt water. Although the salt is effective for helping heal these wounds, we understand that the pain can be a bit uncomfortable. We will have Vaseline provided for you to rub on these areas to alleviate the pain. Ifyou have any open cuts use liquid bandage to seal them.

2. Remove your metal jewelry and contact lenses. We have a case for your contact lenses in the cabinet.

3. Rinse thoroughly and dry your face before you get in the tank.

The End of the Float
After an hour passes music will begin to play, letting you know your time is almost up. If you do not hear the music because you are asleep or wearing earplugs, you do not need to worry. A few minutes later, the filtration system will begin cleaning the tank and the movement of the water will definitely wake you up. At this point, that is the official end of your session. Sit up, exit the tank, and dry yourself off with the towels provided. Afterwards, take a good thorough shower, especially the inside of your ears. Change clothes and you may now head to the back rest area to blowdry/comb your hair or put on make-up.
Do I need to prepare myself for floating?
The things you should know are:
a) If you shave 2 or 3 hours before using the tank, the shaved skin will sting for a few minutes. If you can postpone your shaving, you will probably be more comfortable.
b) If you wear contact lenses, it would be a problem if any salt water got into your eyes. If you remove your contacts you don’t have to be concerned about it.
c) If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax.
Should I eat before I go into the tank?
You can eat. If you eat a very heavy meal you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. And, on the other hand, if you get very hungry you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. Moderation works.
Is there a typical tank user?
Not that we know of. People of all ages and walks of life seem to enjoy the experience equally. What seems typical is how good everyone looks when they come out of the tank.
Is anyone not supposed to use the tank?
We don’t recommend tank use for epileptics whose epilepsy is not under medical control; for people under the influence of alcohol, drugs, those with infectious diseases, open skin wounds, or those with suicidal tendencies.
Can pregnant women use the tank?
Yes. We suggest that pregnant women inform their physicians or midwives and get their opinion prior to using the tank. The reports received from pregnant women have been enthusiastic. As their bodies get heavier, floating is a great relief from the pull of gravity. Floating has given many women a welcome rest.
Do children use the tank? What is their response?
Yes, we know that children use the tank yet there is not a lot of documentation about their responses. When properly prepared for a float, children can dismiss fears they may have about being inside a dark enclosed space.
How long do people usually stay in the tank?
The first time public places usually schedule an hour. Some people use the tank for shorter sessions and others find 2 or 3 hour sessions very valuable. Of course the “perfect” way is to stay in until you want to get out. You may be able to arrange that in a public place. Experiment with your own time in the tank to discover what is best for you. One of the many advantages of having your own tank is that you can set the amount of time that is best for you without any restrictions.
Is there a right way to do it?
All the ways are right. Each person should find whatever position is comfortable for them. Some people float with their hands at their sides, some with their hands folded across their chest or abdomen, or behind their heads. You can keep your head at either end or sit up if you like. You may float with the door open or closed. Float the way it is comfortable for you and explore what is best for you.
What will it be like for me?
We don’t know what it will be like for you since it is such an individual experience. The most common reports are profound peace and relaxation, deep concentration and creativity, and relief from chronic pains, aches, and stress.
Do I need to float more than once?
Yes, if you want to make use of the potential. For us floating is not a finite experience. It touches the infinite. Most people, but not all, get a sense of what floating will be like after they float 3 to 5 times. Those who see the potential the first time, want to return again and again.
Is there a best time to use the tank?
No. This is a matter of individual preference. Some people prefer morning, some prefer night. The best way to find out is to experiment by using the tank at different times of the day.
Will I be able to resume my daily activities when I get out?
Yes. And it may be good to arrange your time so you don’t have to rush. Many people enjoy savoring the peace and quiet before jumping into something hectic.
Is there a cumulative effect of using the tank on a regular basis?
Yes. There seems to be a cumulative effect with consistent use of the tank. This is not documented by research, it is the tank users who know it is true. Relaxation is a learned art that needs practice.
Is this sensory deprivation?
The term “sensory deprivation” describes areas of scientific research that consider the effects of reduced environmental stimulation. The words are an unfortunate choice for those of us who are presenting the floating experience as something pleasant, attractive and relaxing. We notice that people run away from us when they hear the possibility of any form of deprivation. As a result we are careful to point out that the senses are fully operational and in fact, the senses are very pleased to be relieved from the prevalent atmosphere of sensory overload. Stimulus reduction is an accurate description of the tank environment.
Will I float? This Doesn’t Seem Possible
Yes. It is impossible not to float while lying down inside the tank. 500kg of salt dissolved in the water make the solution so much denser than your body that your body is pushed to the surface like a cork. Your face is out of the solution and your ears are underwater.
Can People Drown Inside the Tank? Is it Dangerous?
Absolutely not. No matter your weight, height, or body type, you will naturally float while lying inside the tank. It is also virtually impossible to turn over while lying down because of the density of the solution. Even by the miniscule chance that turned yourself over while asleep, the salt would get into your nose, eyes, and mouth and you would wake up immediately.
Is there enough air in the tank?
Yes. The tank is designed not to be airtight, so there is a plentiful air supply. In addition, fresh air is brought in by an air circulation system.
What Effect Does Saltwater have on my Skin and Hair?
Epsom salt is very different from sea salt (brine). The Epsom salt solution has a silky feeling on the skin and is beneficial to the skin. There are many sources that claimEpsom salt is very good for strengthening hair. However, we still recommend that you should always thoroughly rinse the salt from your hair and body when you leave the tank.
Can I use the tank if I’m menstruating?
Yes, if you use a tampon.
Can you wear a bathing cap?
Yes, you can wear one, but it won’t keep your hair dry. It would be too tight around your head to keep your hair dry.
Do People Sleep Inside the Tank?
Yes, some people fall asleep in the tank, and some people use the tank for sleeping. However, not everyone has the ability, especially the first time, to fall asleep inside the tank.
Do you Wear anything Inside the Tank?
Since floating is a private experience, we recommendyou enter the tank without any clothing. Anything you wear will press against your body, becoming a distraction. Each individual has his/herown private room so you do not need to worry about being disturbed. However, if floating naked makes you feel uncomfortable, you are of course welcome to wear a bathing suit.
Can two people float in the tank at the same time?
We don’t recommend it. Floating in the tank is intended to be a private, individual experience.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
People who say that they are afraid to use the tank because they are claustrophobic probably assume that they will be confined to an enclosed space. However, you can use the tank with the door open if you wish. You are in control of the situation and can get in and out whenever you want. You should use it in the way it’s comfortable for you. The tank is such an excellent place to go through claustrophobia that if you want to get rid of yours, it is probably the best place to do it.