Self-Care September: My Experience with Floatation Therapy

My float was gifted by Luna Float. All opinions are my own.

Inside view of Float Tank

Inside of the Floatation Cabin

What is Floatation Therapy?

Floating is based off a scientific approach to deep relaxation called Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique which has been around since the ’50s. The tank contains 10″ of water and 1100 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salts. The water is heated and maintained to room temperature so you can’t tell where the body ends and the water begins.

Before Your Float:

  • Avoid Caffeine
  • Go to the Bathroom
  • Have a Light Meal
  • Avoid Dyeing Hair or Shaving

Benefits of Floating:

  • Relieves Stress & Anxiety
  • Improves Sleep
  • Reduces Blood Pressure, Pulse, and Heart Rate
  • Deepens Meditation
  • Reduces Muscle Soreness From Workouts
Oval Floatation Halo

Halo to help your head float in aligned with the rest of your body

My Experience:

Before I went into the floatation tank I had a shower to wash off any body products and skin oils. In the room they provide an ointment that you can put on any cuts or irritated skin areas that acts as a barrier to avoid stinging. I didn’t need to use any. I did use the earplugs provided but did not put them in properly. Floaters have the option of using a halo device to help keep their head straight with their bodies instead new floaters can arch their necks. I used the device. I was a bit concerned with feeling claustrophobic so I left the door to the tank slightly ajar. Inside the tank it was tall enough that I could have stood and wide enough that I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all. Once laying down my body couldn’t help but float. I started my float with the cabin lights on. The idea of being in a quiet place, disconnected from the world seemed a bit daunting prior to going in but found the experience instantly calming. I was surprised at how fast I was able to shut my thoughts off and relax. Once I felt like I knew what I was doing I shut the light off. There was a few times that I could have fallen asleep but was unaware that I was moving and would touch the sides of the tank causing me to be aware of my surroundings. Towards the end of my float I felt a bit nauseous from the motion sickness but I found sitting up stopped it. Upon my sitting up I did splash myself in the face which stung but was completely avoidable. The 90 minutes went by surprisingly fast. When I got out of the shower I had another shower. They provided all necessary soaps in the room. I thought that I had thoroughly washed all the salt water off but by the time I got home I could feel sections of my skin that I missed and needed to shower again. They have a relaxation section where you could hang out if you choose after the float and a mirrored area where you can use Q-tips, lotion or makeup removal wipes as well. Later that evening my skin felt amazing and I had one of the best night sleeps that I have had in ages. I felt a similar relaxation to leaving a spa after a massage. The only thing negative that I have noticed is that I have a crackling sensation in one of my ears which is most likely from not getting the salt out of my ears enough from my first shower and not effectively putting in the ear plugs. I booked another float for myself and for my daughter to try.

Mirror and extra product storage

They keep stock of all needed items for post-float.

Relaxation area of Luna Float


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