When people come to Modern Elevation Wellness Center for their first float experience, we recommend that they don’t overly concern themselves with expectations. That’s because we feel that the experience should speak for itself.

Floating is an exceptionally personal experience that provides a broad range of positive impacts. While one person might be primarily reflective on the profound sense of calm imparted by that first-time float, another might be awestruck by the freeing-of-the-mind and clarity of thought. Some athletic first-timers focus on how it speeds their after-work-out recovery, while some primarily notice pain relief, and others a boost in energy levels.

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What to Expect with Your First-Time Float


What to bring

Bathing suits are not required- a bathing suit brings external stimuli against your skin.    

We provide towels, soap, and other bath products for your pre- and post-float showers, but feel free to bring any personal care products such as conditioner, deodorant or facial cream. If you wear glasses or contacts, make sure you bring a case to put them in during your float. 

Before you Arrive

Do not shave the day of your float as the Epsom salts could cause stinging. 

Do not eat a big meal prior to your session, but perhaps eat a light meal 2 hours prior. 

We also suggest not consuming caffeine or any stimulant two hours before your float.  

Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and drugs the day of your float. 

Orientation and Tour

Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time for you to meet our amazing staff members for a run-down of the procedures we have listed here and sign the mandatory waiver [insert internal link].  

A staff member will give you a tour of our facilities and then escort you to your private float room.  Together we will check out the float tank and receive a final briefing on making the best of your float.  

Your Float Experience

After you have showered, we recommend that you gently enter the float tank and slowly lie down face up as the water’s buoyancy lifts you up. Find a position that feels naturally comfortable as you breathe deeply with inflows through the nose and outflows through the mouth. 

Post Float

When your session ends the sense of ultimate relaxation will likely remain, you will emerge from your float tank with a sense of renewal or recharge. Some first-time floaters report an utter sense of euphoria. Whatever positive sensations you might be feeling, we highly recommend that you continue to focus on them after your post-float shower, by relaxing in our lounge with a cup of tea or other light refreshment. 

Float Therapy Etiquette

Although there are not any actual rules, we ask people to be considerate of other floaters while in the center.
Thus, please:

  • Keep noise to a minimum, as if you were in a library.
  • Try not to splash the water or otherwise play with it—floating is not a recreational venture like an outing to the public pool.
  • If you have an open cut or wound, please let us know, as we will provide you with a salve to cover it.
  • Do not bring alcohol or drugs.