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Prepare yourself for the floating experience by reading through our FAQs. We want to offer you the peace of mind that you deserve from beginning to end.

Q: Will I be bored?

A: During the day we are constantly bombarded by sensory input and mental activity. Often
 during your first float, your mind will be adjusting to the lack of stimulation and you may be thinking 
you want to be entertained! As you continue to relax and allow the mind to let go, the deep 
relaxation and sense of calm that happens is not boring and is often timeless.

Q: What if I'm claustrophobic?

A: Most people have a little bit of concern about being enclosed in a small space, its normal. Cloud 9 offers two float rooms that allow you to stand up and you are in control of your environment at all times. You can open the door, leave a light on or request music to be play during your float session if you want.

Q: What if I can't swim? Can I drown or flip over in the tank?

A: There is only 11 inches of water in the floating units. In addition, the water is incredibly dense because of the amount of dissolved salts. You float on top of the water, similar to a cork no matter what size or shape you are. People often sleep in float tanks and there is no risk of rolling over even if you are asleep.

Q: I'm a large/small person, will I float?

A: The salts added to the water make it incredibly dense and therefore increase the buoyancy of 
the water. No matter what shape or size you will find yourself able to float easily similar to a cork
 on top of the water.

Q: What if I fall asleep?

A: Because of the deep relaxation created, it is common for people to fall asleep in the tank. In 
fact, one hour of floating is equivalent to 4 hours of deep sleep. The buoyancy of the water will
 keep you floating. There is no risk or problem with allowing yourself to drift away.

Q: Is it sanitary? Can I catch anything?

A: Floating is extremely sanitary. With the combination of our filtration system, which runs at minimum four complete filtration cycles after every float session, and with the natural bacterial
-killing qualities of salt, the water inside the tank is cleaner than tap water. We take every
 precaution to provide you with the cleanest, safest and most relaxing experience possible.

Q: What do I wear?

A: You can wear a bathing suit if you prefer, but most people do not wear anything while floating. The reason for this is that a bathing suit serves as a distraction and could detract from the full experience.

Q: Will the salt hurt my skin?

A: No, the salt is actually very good for the skin and leaves you feeling soft and silky after your 
shower. If you have abrasions, scratches or other cuts, the salt can sting. We suggest you do not
 shave 4 hours before your session. Petroleum jelly is provided for you to protect any potential areas of

Q: Am I locked in?

A: No, you are never locked in. You are in control of your experience at all times.

Q: Is it safe for children?

A: Yes, it is safe for children. However, we require children under the age of sixteen to be 
accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Q: What if nothing happens?

A: Expectations are one of the greatest hindrances to having a good float. Just allow yourself
 to let go and know that whatever your experience may be, your body is receiving the benefits of deep 

Q: How many times do I need to go to feel results?

A: The benefits of floating will happen even with only one float, however, like any therapy, consistent and repeated usage amplifies the results. Expect to go 2-3 times before you can really notice the feeling and difference that floating can make.

Q: What do I bring?

A: Just yourself, everything else is provided for you.

Q: Will I be spacey afterwards?

A: People’s experiences vary. Sometimes you may experience the feeling of being extremely relaxed similar to after a good massage, but often people feel the opposite and have a heightened sense of alertness and energy. Be aware of how you feel after the float and give yourself some transition time as part of your scheduled float.

Q: Will I get cold, like staying too long in a bath?

A: No, the tank is heated all the time to the perfect temperature to heighten your floating experience. The temperature of the water feels warm when you get in, but in fact it is at normal skin temperature (93.5 degrees Fahrenheit), the perfect temperature for floating. In addition, the tub suite and couples room is heated to a constant 80 degrees to ensure that you are always warm.

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