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Benefits of floating

What is floating all about?

Floating is about everything you WON'T be doing. You won't be fighting gravity. The 1200lbs of epsom salt in the 10 inch deep water takes care of that while you lie comfortably on your back. The water is kept at 93.5 degrees and the tank is about the size of a King bed. This is skin-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Noise from the outside doesn't reach you. After you shut the door the lights dim, the music fades, and you float in silence and total darkness. 

During your float, the outside world is gone, and amazing things happen. It turns out that when you're not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body and mind have a lot of extra resources at their disposal. Your mind is free to relax, process, and explore without distraction. Your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal. 


Why float?

With nothing to distract you, your level of creativity, concentration, and knowledge absorption is astonishing. 


People float to relieve stress, recover from injuries, fight addiction, eliminate chronic pain, and much more. Floating naturally increases your dopamine and endorphin levels, boosting your mood and leaving you with a pleasant afterglow that lasts for days afterwards.


Everything you experience while floating comes from within yourself. It's the perfect time to reflect on your life, and reports of creative and personal insights abound. Flotation can also be thought of as training wheels for meditation. After about 30 minutes of floating, your mind starts producing theta brain waves, which are responsible for that "between waking & sleeping" state. After years of practice, people can enter theta state through deep meditation. Float tanks get you there effortlessly.


People have cut strokes off their golf game, developed complex scientific theories, composed music and drafted whole portions of books while floating.


Float Tips/Pre-Appointment

Before arriving:

Book your float through our website or call (913) 730-0722.

On the day of your float:

Avoid eating heavily or consuming caffeine an hour or two before your float.

Avoid shaving right before your float as salt can sting an open cut.

Arrive about 10 minutes before your appointment

We have everything you need to float (Robe, towel, earplugs, shampoo and conditioner) Bring your own brush

Upon arrival:

Check in at the Floating KC desk with one of our float guides

Your guide will show you around and walk you through your floating process

Before your float:

While taking your shower wet the earplugs, squeeze the water out and put them in your ears

We suggest keeping the shower water on the cooler side, wash off your day and begin the relaxation process.

After finishing your shower dry your face off and step into the float cabin.

Within 5 minutes the lights and music will turn off .

Now your journey begins!

What if I have a question that's not on here? Comments or suggestions?

Please fill out our contact form. Thank you!

  • Things to avoid before a float?
    If you have recently dyed your hair or used self-tanner, please wait to float for 2 weeks to save your hair/tan and our float rooms! Do NOT shave or wax 24 hours prior to float Eat a small meal about 90 minutes before your float Avoid caffeine before your float Be aware of any cuts and/or open wounds (such as a sunburn) you might have, as it will sting when exposed to salt water. We provide Vaseline to cover up any minor cuts you might have.
  • How do Couples Floats work? Can I bring a friend?
    Our Couples Floats are all done in private, separate float rooms with private showers. You will be in separate changing rooms, then be in the same room for a massage chair session, then you will head to your own float room. Yes, refer 2 friends for a free 1 hour float! The same protocol for a couple applies for bringing a friend. Each person will attend to their individual float room. Note: We have THREE Float Rooms and TWO infrared saunas with private showers as well. Our saunas can accommodate 2 people at a time. We do not allow clients to share float tanks.
  • What if I'm claustrophobic?
    Our clients 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 much do your floats cost?
    See our Pricing Page for more information and other float therapy options. Our most common float, the 1 hour float, is $75. We do offer 10% for First Time Floaters as well as Happy Hour Floating ALL DAY Monday-Thursday! Our infrared saunas are always just $20 for a session as well. ​
  • 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. If anything, feel free to bring a hairbrush or your own hair/body products for the second shower.
  • How are the float rooms cleaned?
    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.
  • How do I book a sauna, massage, and float?
    Please book your $150 Floating Massage Special this through link: If you would like to add in a sauna before everything, please book at
  • What if I'm on my period?
    It would be the same protocol as if you were going for a swim.
  • Is the massage chair session included?
    Yes, all our floats start with a 20-minute Zero-Gravity massage chair session to help start the relaxation process. Note: massage chair session is optional. You can also purchase an individual massage chair session in 10, 20, or 30 minute increments. Inquire within for pricing.
  • Age restrictions to float?
    As long as you feel comfortable being in a sensory-reduced space (sight, sound, hearing, touch removed), any child older than 13 years old may float with parental consent. Parent must remain onsite at all times.
  • What's your cancellation policy?
    We ask that you let us know ASAP if you cannot attend your float. No penalty is applied if you need to cancel; however, out of respect we ask that you communicate with us as soon as you know that you cannot make your appointment. Please email us at floatingkcteam[at], text us, call, or leave a voicemail.
  • Can my pet do floatation therapy?
    No, we do not allow animals to float.
  • What is a Happy Hour Float?
    Happy Hour Floats are Monday through Thursday all day during our off hours. If you purchased a Happy Hour Float, you may NOT use it Friday, Saturday, or Sunday unless you purchase the difference.

Floatation and Sensory Reduction Therapy

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