Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do before my float?
- Do NOT shave or wax
- Eat a small meal about 90 minutes before your float
- Avoid caffeine before your float
- If you have recently dyed your hair or used self-tanner, please wait to float
- Be aware of any cuts you might have, as it will sting when exposed to salt water. We provide Vaseline to cover up any minor cuts you might have
What should I expect when I get to Floating KC?
There is a parking lot and if the lot is full, parallel parking is free on the streets. There is also the corner lot of Sutherlands available for use. You will arrive and check in (walk through the doors and head to the right); you don't need anything but yourself. A Float Expert will cover the basics together with you and then answer any questions you might have. Change into one of our plush robes and slippers then enjoy a complimentary massage chair session in our Zero Gravity massage chairs. Next, the attendant will escort you to your private suite where you'll take a shower and put in earplugs. After your shower, step into the float room and close the door behind you. Lie back and relax, the lights will dim and the music will fade. Enjoy your float! After your time is up, lights and music will fade up gently to ease you out of your float. When you're ready, stand up slowly and step out of the float room to shower again and rinse off the Epsom salt. Dress and decompress in our lounge area.
What is floating like?
Floating is different for everyone and can be a different experience every time. However, it is likely to be the most relaxing thing you've ever experienced.
Do I need to bring anything?
No, just yourself. We provide robes, towels, slippers, earplugs, shampoo, conditioners, contact solution, ear swabs, and lotion.
What if I'm claustrophobic?
Our float rooms are HUGE. People with claustrophobia consistently report no problem with floating. You are always in control, and you quickly lose track of the walls around you. The tank is about the size of a king size bed (8 ft x 6 ft).
How are the float rooms kept so clean?
We filter the entire contents of the float room 6 times after each use, using a state-of-the art, 3-stage filtration system that utilizes H2O2 and UV light as well as concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide.
Couples Float and Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely! We have multiple floatation rooms. Each person will attend to their individual float room. Our Couples Floats and Group Floats are all done in private Float Rooms with Private Showers. We have 3 Float Rooms and 2 Saunas with private showers as well. (Our Saunas can accommodate 2 people at a time.)
What if I'm on my period?
It would be the same protocol as if you were going for a swim.