Plan your H2OM Float Experience


FIRST TIME FLOAT TIPS

  •  New clients need to arrive 15 minutes before appointment time

  • Avoid shaving, tanning, waxing—or anything else that would increase the sensitivity of your skin.

  • Please wait a Minimum of 7 days after dying your hair to Float to avoid adverse reactions.For Dark|Red dyes we recommend 10-15 days to ensure the dye will not ruin our pods/towels

  • We recommend eating something small prior to your float, but allowing at least 30 minutes to digest before your appointment

  • We encourage clients to avoid caffeine for at least 4 hours before floating for the most relaxing experience.


Before You Float

Please use the restroom before entering your float suite

Turn Phone notifications + All Sounds Off

Remove all jewelry, place in tray provided

Put in Ear plugs then you can shower - Make sure to Exfoliate + Rinse


Your Float Experience

  • Remember : There is not a correct way to Float - every experience can be different

  • Let yourself breathe, drop any expectations, we truly believe an open mind is the best way to enter every float

  • The Float Halo is a great addition for cervical spine support - we also have noodle floats for knee support if needed!

  • Feel free to control Lights + Music based on your comfort levels

  • We encourage gently stretching arms over head, take a deep breath and slowly bring the arms/ hands where you feel comfortable.


Post Float

Take a seat in our lounge to breathe


Have some water or hot tea

Leave a note in the post-float journal

Feel free to utilize our ready room to get ready afterwards

Hair Dryer | Full Mirror | Lotion provided

*we recommend bringing any of your favorite products with you

Hydrate - Post Float it is vital to drink as much H2o for optimum results


* DON’t FORGET TIPS *

  • Avoid shaving, tanning or waxing for 24 hours prior to your appointment since these may make your skin sensitive. We have petroleum gel available to cover small cuts and grazes.

  • We recommend you not color, bleach or use hair formulas within one week of your appointment. The salt may adversely affect the keratin treatments or the adhesives used for extensions. We will deny Floating Services if hair has been recently dyed!

  • Avoiding caffeine for a minimum of 4 hours prior to your appointment may enhance your float experience

  • Bring Comb/ Brush / Conditioner or any other personal toiletries if desired (towels, ear plugs and basic toiletries are provided).

  • You may wear a swimsuit, however for ultimate results we encourage clients to float without clothing. {Your float environment is completely private }

  • Ladies please ensure to take all sanitary measurements if floating during your menstrual cycle.


Float therapy is a cumulative healing practice

Every subsequent session provides deeper relaxation, sense of self and wellness. 

Several sessions will allow you to sense a more comprehensive synchronization of Body | Mind | Soul

 



FAQ

How is the water in the pods Cleansed?

The high concentration of salt in the water is naturally anti-microbial and antiseptic - however we take cleanliness to be a top priority at H2om! We've Floated in many places yet love our hOMe due to how clean + serene we keep it! 

Our Pods are hand-skimmed, hand-vacuumed as well as being commercially filtered for 45+Minutes between each client!

We are currently the only center in Jacksonville taking this many steps to ensure cleanliness

Additionally the water is filtered with dual pumps + sanitized with Bromine | UV light | Ozone purification.

The filtration system flows continuously throughout the night providing the ultimate pristine environment for each client.

We adhere to the same stringent Florida Department of Health sanitation and safety standards as the Florida public pools; Chapter 64E-9, Florida Administrative Code. Per FL Health Dept standards the Water is replaced every 30days . Each pod is inspected and permitted by the Environmental Health Section of the Duval County Health Department. 


What Pods do you have & What is Pod size?

We utilize 3 Royal Spa Pods! Our Pods are 7Ft Long | 5Ft Wide


Are there any contraindications to Float Therapy?

Float Therapy is safe for just about everyone!

However, those with epileptic conditions or who have kidney disease (as the kidneys are responsible for processing Magnesium) should take extra precautions in consulting their physician before floating. People with low blood pressure should take extra care, especially when standing up after floating.  If any of these conditions apply to you, please consult your doctor before getting in a tank.

If you cannot raise your arms over your head or if you have significant mobility difficulties, it would be best to come by our facility to see our pods in person first


I'm claustrophobic. How can I use Float Therapy?

People who are claustrophobic generally report they have no problems with Float Pods! 

  In case you are concerned, know that you are in complete control of your Float session and can get out at any time. The lid can be left open, partially open or closed.

Each Pod features multi-colored LED lights as well as a selection of music options – including the option to bring your own music.

You’re always in complete control of your Float environment.


Can I float if I'm pregnant?

YES! We encourage floating during pregnancy - Not only does floating allow you to take a time out from the added stress of pregnancy, but you are able to float + experience a state of true weightlessness.

We recommend waiting til AFTER 1st Trimester + if you are concerned for any reason though, double-check with your physician.


Are there any side effects?

In rare cases clients may experience nausea. This is typically indicative of a detox reaction responding to stress—which is often held in the stomach.

While this level of nausea is fairly uncommon, we do ask that guests exit the Pod if they believe they may be sick.

Flotation is powerful. Please remember to drink plenty of water after your session!


What Should I wear while I float?

Nothing!  Floating is typically done in the nude as it allows the body to be entirely free of any distractions. Feel free to bring a swimsuit if that is what makes you more comfortable?


Can I bring a Friend?

Absolutely!

You won’t be able to float together in the same Pod, but you can book your appointments at the same time.

Give us a call to ensure your bookings are together! 


Okay, so where exactly did Float therapy come from?

Sensory Deprivation AKA Floating has been around for over 50 years and has a lot of well designed research by scientist + research to back it up. 

Floating has been around since the ‘50s when it was invented in Oklahoma.

If you try to read through some of the history a name that keeps coming up is John Lilly, but the actual inventor of the float tank was Jay Shurley, who was a psychiatrist at the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration.

Shurley and Lilly kind of came up with the idea together, but it was Shurley who actually enacted it and built the first float tank at the VA hospital in 1957. That tank was a vertical float tank.

You were immersed vertically with a big sort of space helmet on, with breathing tubes coming in and breathing tubes coming out. As you could imagine, not many people wanted to volunteer for this.

Most of Shurley’s subjects were NASA astronauts, this was the late 1950s, early ‘60s during the race to the moon.

They ended up discovering that sensory deprivation has a lot of benefits that have been studied and explored ever since. Floating has seen a resurgence in popularity in this day and age due to the busy-ness of american lifestyles.

Floating is an amazing Natural Therapy to aid in Stress + Physical pain relief.