Before You Float In Coquitlam
The epsom salt in our tanks can cause a distracting sensation on freshly shaved skin, so we recommend that men shave at least 5-8 hours before a float. Women should shave at least 10-12 hours prior to floating.
Feeling too full or hungry can intrude on the peace and relaxation you are searching for when you float. Try eating a meal of natural fruits and vegetables 90 minutes before you arrive for a balanced approach.
The stimulating nature of cigarettes could disrupt the tranquillity of a float, but everyone floats in a different way. You need to find the right combination for your needs.
Being fully hydrated can enhance the floating experience as it fuels your mind and increases awareness.
Similar to smoking, caffeine stimulates your body and specifically your heart. The purpose of floating is to relax, detox and slow down. Save the cupped lightning for after your float – you’ll understand why afterwards.
No fresh hair dye/colour at min 48 hours before float
Before your shower, Insert earplugs before floating. Ensure a tight seal to prevent water from getting in your ears.
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Floating Suggestions Before You Dive In
1. With your arms at your side, palms down.
2. With your arms over-head, palms up.
Play around with the two to see which feels better for your body. Also, try to position your body in the middle of the tank to avoid “ping-ponging” from side to side. To do this, brace your arms and legs against the sides of the tank to position your torso in the middle, and once you feel the water to be calm, slowly and evenly retract your limbs back to the mid-line of your body. Try not to generate any momentum from either side so that you remain in the middle and avoid the distraction of bumping into the side. Once you like your position and feel comfortable try to remain still and consciously relax all of your muscles.
After floating you’ll know what zen means.
After exiting the tank, you can expect to feel lighter and relaxed, with a mind that seems noticeable less cluttered. You will exit with a heightened sense of awareness and what is described as “laser focus”.
Be mindful after your float is complete:
- Shower again, rinse body and shampoo/condition your hair.
- Be sure to rinse out your ears thoroughly.
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