Is there anything I should do to prepare?
There are a few things you can keep in mind beforehand.
You’ll want to avoid caffeine and heavy meals for several hours prior to floating as they could make you uncomfortable. Eating a light meal or snack about an hour before your float is what we recommend is best for optimal comfort.
We also recommend that our clients avoid shaving several hours before they float, as tiny cuts might sting for a few minutes when you first enter the tanks.
Can I float if I've dyed my hair?
There is a chance that the salt water might strip the color from your hair. You must wait at least 72 hours (see below) after dying hair before floating. Please note, you will also seriously damage our tanks!
After 72 hours you can check yourself by looking at the water running through your hair in the shower at home. If the water is coming out fully clear, there probably is no risk. If the water is not perfectly clear or some color is still coming out on your towels and clothing, it’s best to wait a few more days or showers. You should also wait to float if you have recently (in the past 72 hours) had a spray tan or used self tanner.
What If I just had a spray tan or used a self tanner?
You should also wait to float if you have recently (in the past 72 hours) had a spray tan or used self tanner. Please note, you will also seriously damage our tanks!
Can I float if I'm pregnant?
Definitively! Women report experiencing deep connections with their babies while floating and enjoy the feeling of weightlessness. Each float tank contains over 1,000 lbs. of Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate). We recomend that you speak with your doctor if you are in your third trimester and/or have any concerns or specific medical questions.
Is the water changed in between each float session?
No, the water is filtered between each float session. The water cycles through a one micron carbon filter which purifies it to the same quality as drinking water.
Our water is infused with ozone and treated with UV Light as well as Hydrogen Peroxide. This extensive, three step filtration process is repeated three times between each float to assure complete sanitation.
What if I'm claustrophobic?
You have complete control of the beautiful underwater lights, the soothing constellation lights in the ceiling, and the relaxing music system. You can leave the door slightly open or fully open. Your in complete control of your environment the entire time you’re in the tank Many people experience a very relaxing feeling of floating in space, which is very far from the feeling of claustrophobia. There is also an intercom so you can reach us for any reason, at anytime, with one touch of a button.
Will I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No. You will find that unlike soaking in a tub or pool, your skin won’t prune up like you are used to.
What if I can't swim?
No swimming skills are required. The body floats effortlessly in the salty solution. You can even fall asleep and you’ll be safely supported by the buoyancy of the salt water.
If I can't float in a swimming pool, will I be able to float in the Tank?
Certainly. Since the water has such a heavy concentration of salt, it compels your body to float.
What if I fall asleep, Will I be in Danger of Drowning?
Some people do fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that if you do, you will stay afloat, and turning over is made very difficult. There’s no danger of drowning if you fall asleep. At most, you may wake to the stinging sensation of salt water in yours eyes.
Do you have to be 18 to float?
No, you can float at any age! But there are some extra rules if you’re under 18.
Anyone under 18 will need a parent or guardian to visit the store with them in order to review and sign the waiver.
12 and under: A parent must stay on site (in the lounge and not in another float tank) for the duration of the first float; this rule is at the discretion of the facilitator thereafter.
13-15: A parent must be on site (in another float tank is fine) for the first visit, and can drop off at future visits.
16 and up: A parent needs to sign the waiver at or before the first visit, but is not required to stay during the float.
Do I need to make an Appointment?
Yes, we recommend that you book your appointment online at https://theindooroasis.floathelm.com/booking to make sure that your spot is reserved. You can also call us to reserve your spot.
For help with booking or questions about appointments and/or payment, please contact our team at The Indoor Oasis at
How will I know if my online (or Phone) reservation was made properly?
We will send you a confirmation email.
Do I have to stay during the whole session?
No, you can choose to leave whenever you want. However, we can assure you that you will not want to leave until your session ends!
Can I float if I'm menstruating?
Yes, just use the same protocol as you would at a swimming pool.
Please be sure to use a fresh tampon right before your float, no menstrual cups. You may also want to use a new tampon after your float as the salt water can wick up the string during your float and cause slight burning/irritation.