Prepare For Your Float Visit
FLOAT TANK RULES AND REGULATIONS
Reservations are highly recommended.
Please refrain from scheduling your appointment if you have any of the following conditions:
- Have colored or permed your hair recently. Please call us for questions.
- Have a spray tan
- Infectious skin or respiratory disorders
- Open wounds
- Epilepsy or any serious mental conditions
- First trimester and/or high-risk pregnancy
- Under the influence of any drug or alcohol
You must be 18 or older to use the float
(13-17 with parental presence or written permission)
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. If you arrive late, your session will end at the originally scheduled time, so the clients following you are not penalized.
Electronic devices are not recommended in the float tank room. Salt Spa Saint Augustine is not responsible for any damaged items.
Do not apply any products/treatment to your hair/body on the day of your appointment. This also includes body lotions, bronzers, creams, hair conditioners, voluminizers, oils etc. Products can interfere with the tank and cause adverse reactions.
Please refrain from shaving or waxing shortly before floating.
Do not eat a big meal or drink caffeine within two hours of your float appointment.
Remove jewelry, contact lenses, hair pieces, accessories, etc. prior to use.
There is a weight limit of 280lbs in the float tanks. If you have any concerns, please give us a call at (904) 814-8641.
Use of ear plugs supplied by the spa during the float is highly recommended. We supply disposable earplugs for our guests. For some people, reusable earplugs work better.
ABOUT OUR FLOAT TANK
You are in full control of the pod at all times. There is a handle in the middle of the lid where you can close and open the pod. We highly recommend closing the tank. The water temperature is 95F, the same temperature as the human body; it constantly stays warm from the internal heater. When you close the tank, the air inside becomes 95F as well.
Inside the tank are three large buttons, operated strictly by pushing. The first big, flat button is in charge of music; you can leave it on or turn it off. The second big, protruding button is for color-therapy; by pressing it twice, you can choose your favorite color, or by pressing it once, you can turn it off. Please press it quickly in order to use the color-therapy, otherwise the color will remain the same. For a more tranquil experience, we recommend that you don’t change the colors. The big red button at the end is a two way intercom button. Should you have any questions while floating, you will be able to communicate with the front desk.
You may not feel comfortable if salt water gets into your eyes. Keep your hair pushed back and your hands away from your eyes. We provide a shower cap to help keep your hair away from your face, and a spray bottle with fresh water and a clean towel on the side of the tank, so that you can always clean your eyes during your float session.
For first time floaters, we have several float pillows to choose from.
We encourage the full flotation experience, where no neck noodle is used. It is amazing: when your ears are submerged under the water, you can hear your own heart beating!
Using the ear plugs is not necessary, but it is highly recommended if you have tubes in your ears or if you have swimmers’ ear. Make sure to dry and flush out your ears out after your session (q-tips are available in your room and on the vanity in the hall).We provide disposable foam ear plugs, which may be less effective for some people at staying inside the ear canal. For those who prefer reusable wax ear plugs, we welcome you to bring those with you.
The shower cap will not keep your hair dry, but it will help you to keep your hair away from your face.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE SHOWER CAP OR ANY OTHER ITEMS FLOATING IN THE TANK AFTER EXITING. IT MIGHT DAMAGE THE ENGINE.
Be mindful that the floor may become wet during your float. PLEASE walk very carefully.
Please silence your cell phone and lock your belongings in our lockers. If you bring your things into the float room, there is a chance it can get wet.
Please take a shower to remove the oils from your body. Showering before entering the tank is mandatory. DO NOT apply any conditioner/treatments to your hair, body or the float tank itself before floating.
IT IS PROHIBITED TO ADD ANYTHING (OILS, FRAGRANCES, BATH SALTS, CONDITIONERS, SOAPS, ETC) TO THE FLOAT TANK.
To achieve the full relaxation experience of your float, turn off the overhead lights in the room. Enter the tank and lay with your feet towards the light and your head at the opening of the tank. When the filtration system shuts off, your float session will begin. When the session is over, the filtration system will come back on. Please exit the tank and proceed to the shower to rinse off. Take a quick shower, where hair and body products may be used.
Please remember that we have other scheduled sessions following, so we ask you to do so in a timely manner.
Get dressed and collect your belongings, then proceed to our powder room area if needed.
We provide hair dryers, hair products, lotion, cotton swabs, etc. We don’t provide combs/brushes.
Please remember to drink lots of water!