Float tank sessions
Our ‘first-time’ float tank sessions are a minimum of 1 hour. Some people like to book a 1.5 hour session for their first float as it gives them a little more time to relax into the environment.
After your first float session, you may choose to opt for anything from a 45 minute float through to 3 hours.
We suggest for a 1 hour booking that you allow 1.5 hours, arrive 5-10 minutes early & allow time for showering & having a herbal tea after your session.
We have two float tanks & offer a discounted package when two friends/couple/family book both tanks. We also offer packages for multiple floats (check out our prices page).
What does a float session involve?
While many people relax into their first float quickly, it’s not uncommon for people to take a while to relax into their first couple of floats and we recommend trying at least 3 floats to really feel if it’s of benefit to you. Some people try only one float – maybe one session didn’t change their life or cure their pain or they didn’t have the out of body experience they were hoping for…. expecting all of that from one float is like going to your first yoga session & thinking there’s nothing to be gained by doing it again. The more you float, your body remembers the feeling and you tend to relax more quickly & more deeply. Every time you float is different.
What does a float tank session involve?
Before you float you will be shown through & given a thorough explanation of how to operate everything & what you need to do to make your experience more comfortable.
Firstly you will need to go to the toilet & have a shower, put earplugs in (optional) & step into the tank, you do not need to wear anything. The tank is in a room with a shower and toilet. It has a door that can be locked from the inside so you are in complete privacy.
Once you step into the tank, you sit down & pull the door back & forth to see how easy it is to open & close. Then you check the ceiling for any condensation – if there is condensation then you just wipe it down with the cloth provided to avoid it dripping in your eyes.
Once ready, you lie back & get comfortable. There is a neck pillow available for those who may find it difficult to relax their neck. There will generally be music or soft ocean sounds playing when you enter the tank so you can use the volume knob to your right in the tank to adjust this to a comfortable level. Then, once you are settled in, you can turn out the light & drift away!
The music will generally play for about 15-20 minutes at the beginning. This will fade out & you will be left in silence for the remainder of the session. The music will gently come back on at the end to signal that your session is finished, then you take your time, wipe off as much solution as you can whilst standing in the tank, then have a shower to wash off all the salt.
You can bring your own music or sounds along after your first float session – we just recommend that they are ‘relaxing’, without any heavy bass. You may even want to use the tank for learning & bring along a language CD or study notes on CD – it’s up to you.
Once you have quickly showered you come back out into our ‘chill’ area where you are welcome to relax , have a drink of water / herbal tea & enjoy the feeling before rushing back out into the world.
For those who find it ultra difficult to switch off & relax, we suggest a massage before your float to help you unwind.
Float & massage/infrared sauna packages
You are welcome to combine your float with a massage or infrared sauna session for the ultimate in relaxation. Or if you are feeling extremely indulgent – why not book all three?
We find that for those people who find it difficult to relax, a massage prior to their float session can really help them to unwind.
On the other hand – a massage after your float is also wonderful – your senses are heightened and much of the tension has already disappeared from your muscles – either way, you certainly wont regret it!
We can accommodate up to six people at the same time – with two in the tanks and up to four in our therapy rooms then swapping over – a fantastic experience to share with a friend or loved one.
We are fortunate enough to have a wonderful group of beautiful massage therapists who offer a variety of different massage styles including remedial, relaxation, sports, therapeutic, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point, pregnancy & dry needling.
Each of our therapists has their own style & are available at various times, so if you like a particular style of massage make sure you mention it when you book. Check out Our Therapists page for full details.
For some clients a massage before their float helps them to relax more easily, for others a massage after a float when their muscles are already relaxed is more appealing.
You don’t need to be having a float to book a massage at The Float Room – we have many clients who come along at different times for just a massage.
Some of our therapists have provider numbers – so you may be able to claim on private health, but be sure to mention this at the time of booking if you do need this as a few of our therapists do not have provider numbers.
Please note: We are temporarily suspending massage sessions due to Covid-19 restrictions and physical distancing. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
Float & infrared sauna packages
You are welcome to combine your float with a sauna for the ultimate in relaxation.
We find that for those people who find it difficult to relax, a sauna prior to their float session can really help them to unwind.
30 minute infrared sauna (with colour light therapy) from $40, extra person $25.