Float Valley

Human Optimization Center

Float Valley

Human Optimization Center



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Please fill out our waiver online (https://waiver.fr/p-UN6uX) and watch the following video (https://bit.ly/3fDH4D7) to get yourself oriented and familiar with what the experience will be like.


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your session. This allows for enough time for check-in and room preparation so that you can start your session on time.​


Avoid shaving your body at least 12 hours before your float. Avoid shaving your face at least 6 hours before your float. Any cuts or openings can be distracting due to the Epsom salt stinging.


If you have recently colored hair or highlights we recommend not floating for roughly a week or more after treatment. Sometimes the dyes can bleed out or be affected by the epsom salt. The best way to check and see if you can float is by rinsing your hair in water. If the color doesn’t run then you’re good to float!


We strongly recommend avoiding caffeine before floating. The stimulation is the exact opposite of what you want to feel during your float session.


You don’t want to be super full or empty. Having a light, easily digestible meal 1.5 to 2 hours pre-float is probably ideal.


Drink a bit of water before your float to avoid dehydration but don’t overdo it otherwise you’ll have to go to the washroom mid float.


Be sure to use the washrooms provided before entering your session. It can be very distracting and annoying during the float.


Smoking prior to your session may be too stimulating. However, you’ll need to figure out what the best formula is for you and your biochemistry.


We have found that performing physical activity before your float can greatly enhance the float experience. Relaxation of the muscles, increased blood flow and a clear and calm mind are fantastic, post-workout. Check out our benefits page for more information.


We recommend waiting 4 weeks after getting a tattoo before floating. If it is a larger piece then we advise 6+ weeks in order to protect your art.



Your breath is an incredible tool for calming the mind and relaxing your body. Try to breathe primarily from your nose. At first, you can consciously take deep breaths, but once you settle into your experience try less to manipulate the breath and more just observing the breath. Your body will always remember to breath, there is no need to control your breath.


There are two positions that you can adopt while in the tank – arms at your sides, palms down or arms overhead with palms up. Play around and choose which is the most comfortable.


Don’t try to do anything in the tank or expect something to happen as this may cause your mind to become to active. Rather, just be present and focus on your breathing or repeating a focus word such as “peace”, “relax” or “let go”.


Once you find a position that is comfortable for you try your best to stay physically still. This will help the body to relax and can generate the perception of timelessness.


As the water is heavily saturated with salt you want to try your best to avoid getting any water in your eyes or mouth as it can be uncomfortable. We provide a pump water bottle to spray your face in case this happens.

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