What to Know Before
Your First Float.
There are a few things we’d like to share with you prior to floating just so you're aware of them. We advise to follow as many of them as possible to get the best experience out of your time with us at Gravity.
Hold off on the caffeine
No fresh hair dye
Floating Suggestions before you Dive in.
Being comfortable in the tank can be accomplished with two real positions:
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.
Just Let Go
Let go. Don’t “try” to do anything in the tank, don’t force something to happen, don’t expect something to happen. You will not fall asleep necessarily; just be present. Repetition of a focus word such as “peace”, “relax”, or “let go” spoken in your mind in unison with your exhalation can help at first, but the message here is to just let go of conscious control. 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.