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I notice that you are floating in the buff. Do I HAVE to be naked to float?

Heavens no! You don’t HAVE to be naked, you GET to be naked! Understand that you will be in a private, locked suite and will shower just before and again after floating. The reason floating naked is the best option for your float is to eliminate any tactile sensory input. Tugging on a bathing suit could create a distraction for the mind and prevent the best floating experience possible. However, if you REALLY want to float with a bathing suit, that’s ok.

How is the water kept clean?

You can be assured that the water will be regularly tested and kept in optimal condition. Between each float, a pump will draw all the water through a sophisticated system which exposes the water to not only a filter, but also UltraViolet light and Hydrogen Peroxide. The 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts additionally provides another level of disinfectant. Many Health Departments, once they understand more about floating, consider float tanks to be minimal risk. However, Paradise Float Spa will be contracting with Chesapeake Environmental Lab to ensure the highest quality and safest water. Only the Best for Paradise Float Spa!

I have claustrophobia. No way I'm voluntarily climbing into a tiny pod!

No need to fret, my friend! At Paradise Float Spa we anticipated this concern and purchased the most beautiful, spacious float rooms on the market. Some info about our float rooms may help ease your concerns:

  • Our float rooms are huge! Each room measures 7.5′ tall, 7.5′ long, and 5′ wide. Even an NBA all-star can comfortably fit in one.
  • You’ll never feel trapped because our float rooms all have an easy way out with a large door that swings open easily (you can even leave the door open to the float suite if you like). You are in control!
  • Each float room Has lights inside that the floater controls, both star lights in the ceiling and lights under the water. Leave them on if that makes you more comfortable at first.
  • You are free to sit up or step out of the float spa at any point. If you require assistance, there is an alarm button that rings to the front desk in case of emergency.

I hope you will at least give floating a try. Many people have found that their anxieties are reduced by floating regularly.

When is a good time to float?

Anytime! However, you will want to wait to float if you have any of these situations:

  • You recently shaved. (Don’t shave within a couple of hours of a float to avoid stinging from the micro-scrapes to your skin by the razor.)
  • You recently dyed your hair. (Wait 1-2 weeks after applying hair dye, until your color no longer bleeds out in your shower.)
  • You recently got a new tattoo or had a tattoo touched up. (Ouch! Wait until your skin has healed to avoid the burn from the Epsom Salts.)
  • You aren’t feeling well. (Please don’t share your bug with others. Wait until you are no longer contagious to float.)
  • You are suffering from incontinence of any kind.
  • You are suffering from very low blood pressure. (Floating naturally lowers blood pressure, which could be dangerous for someone with an already below normal blood pressure.)
  • If you have any kind of medical condition, please check with your doctor before floating.

Now to answer your question directly, these are some of the best times for you to come float with us:

  • You are feeling stressed. (Even at a PTSD level.)
  • You are experiencing pain, whether it be from fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, etc.
  • You have done a tough work out and you want your body to recover quickly.
  • You suffer from insomnia.
  • You need to be able to focus on learning or just get your creative juices flowing.
  • You are a human with a central nervous system.