menu close menu

What is the Float process?

  1. Use restroom.
  2. You can either put on robe in float room, leaving your clothes there, or in shower room, put on your robe and take clothes with you to float room.
  3. Enter the shower on the side with the step, using grip bar to assist, if needed.
  4. Shower off oils with shampoo and body wash (no conditioner).
  5. Dry face and hands well.
  6. Try to seat ear plugs well.
  7. Towel rack outside tank is not a grip bar, these are on the tank itself.
  8. Carefully climb into the tank (slippery inside).
  9. You can have head near door or at other end nearest to vents.
  10. Relax with your arms up or down (try both to see what more comforable).
  11. Try to avoid getting water in eyes (don’t scratch face, spray water bottle on top if you need to rinse eyes).
  12. When the music comes ON, it is time to emerge.
  13. Becareful getting out of tank, sqeagy body to remove excess salt.
  14. Towel dry and put on robe.
  15. Wait on the bench in the hallway if someone is showering.
  16. Shower as normal.
  17. Q-Tips and a hair dryer are available.
  18. Happy Floating!

What are infrared rays?

Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in-between. This process is called conversion.


The infrared is divided into 3 segments by wavelengths measured in microns: near infrared: 0.76-1.5 microns; middle infrared: 1.5-5.6 microns; and far infrared: 5.6-1000

microns. Among these segments, only far infrared penetrates organic substances such as the human body two to three inches so that the warming effect is very uniform.

Are infrared rays safe?

Because infrared rays are part of sunlight, they are not only safe but also highly beneficial to our bodies on a cellular level. Health professionals have used infrared heat lamps for decades to treat muscle and joint problems. In hospital baby care units, incubators are often equipped with infrared heating systems to keep newborn babies warm.

How does an infrared sauna work?

Infrared Saunas differ from traditional saunas in that they use infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate into the body’s tissue to produce perspiration. Traditional saunas use steam to heat the air inside the sauna, which then heats your body until you begin to

perspire. In order for this to be effective, temperatures would need to reach in the upwards of 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Infrared saunas only need a temperature of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to obtain the same effect. This lower temperature makes the environment more tolerable and allows you to breathe easier.

What are the benefits of an infrared sauna?

Because infrared rays penetrate the body through conversion, there is a deep heating effect in both the muscle tissues and internal organs without putting too much burden on the heart. Our body reacts to the increased heating through the natural cooling process of perspiring. Through the perspiration process, acid and waste residue like toxins,

sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and the potentially carcinogenic heavy metals are removed from the cells (especially zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium, etc). The pores of our skin open and discharge waste products shedding any old skin cells leaving the skin

glowing and clean, with improved tone, elasticity, texture, and color. Over the last 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have completed extensive research on infrared treatments and have reported many provocative findings. In Japan, there is an “infrared society” composed of medical doctors and physical therapists dedicated to furthering infrared research. Their findings support the health benefits of infrared therapy as a method of healing.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

-Pain relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis

-Relaxing muscle spasms

-Increases blood circulation

-Cardiovascular conditioning

-Clears rashes, acne

-Reduces cellulite

-Removes toxins and mineral waste

-Reduces stress and fatigue

-Enhances skin tone

Is there anything else I need to know about using an infrared sauna?

The infrared rays emitted by an infrared sauna are reported to offer a wide range of possible therapeutic benefits based on research completed over the last 25 years from all around the world. These benefits are presented for reference purposes only and no implication of infrared saunas creating a cure for or treating any disease is implied nor should it be inferred. If you have a health condition, are taking prescription drugs, or have acute joint injuries, please consult your physician before starting infrared therapy. Persons with surgical implants (metal pins and rods, artificial joints, silicone, or other types of surgical implants) typically do not experience any adverse effects, but should also consult their physician or surgeon before starting infrared therapy.

CAUTION: Exit sauna immediately if you feel dizzy, sleepy, or any discomfort.

When should I arrive for my float appointment?

Please arrive to all appointments 10 to 15 minutes early to allow enough time for orientation and showering (Groups of two will need to arrive earlier.) Each scheduled appointment will begin and end according to the times scheduled during appointment booking. This ensures our commitment to each customer.

What should I wear when floating?

Bathing Suits worn inside the tank are optional but not recommended. This is to ensure minimal tactile stimulation is registered by the skin.

What will I see and hear when floating?

Light and sound inside the tank are minimal to unnoticeable. You will be provided with earplugs to eliminate additional sound. Water is kept at 93.5°F to simulate the average temperature of skin so that it will also become unnoticeable once you get acclimated to the sensation of floating.

Floating itself is a feeling of weightlessness. Relieve your musculoskeletal system the burden of gravity for even a short amount of time and see what good it will do you mentally and physically.

How should I breathe when floating?

Long Deep Inhalation and Exhalation will keep the nasal passages open and assist in relaxation and meditation if you wish to practice during your session. A simple “four count” breath (even inhalations to a count of 4 and exhalations of the same length) is sufficient to achieve this.

Should I meditate when floating?

Meditating is recommended during your float to receive the full benefits of physical and mental relaxation. If you already have a meditation practice, you may find that floating deeply enhances and assists in the meditation process. If you are new to meditation, would like to start, or currently have difficulty fully experiencing a meditative state due to persisting aches, stiffness in the body, or disruptive thoughts, Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy may be especially helpful in demonstrating what a continued quite, restful, meditation practice can offer you. FloatSource staff are knowledgeable about meditation and  are present to answer any questions you may have about establishing your own practice during your floatation sessions and beyond.

Will I get claustrophobic when floating?

While most people find the tanks comfortable and spacious, people experiencing claustrophobia may not find floatation suitable for them. To ensure that every customer has a wonderful floatation experience we do not recommend floatation to people experiencing claustrophobia before obtaining approval and recommendation from  the appropriate health care authority.