Here is a run-through of what to expect when you arrive at Bare Necessities Floating and Massage for the first time, as well as some simple tips and best practices to help you prepare for and get the most out of your float. 

An open mind is all you need.

Part of the beauty of floating is that no two experiences are ever the same. No two people will have the same experience, and for every person, each session is in most ways unique.


Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth session, coming with an open mind will serve you the best. If you are new to floating, here are some additional guidelines to ensure you have a great experience.

Tips Before
  • Your first visit- please arrive 5 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment.


  • Please wait 2 weeks after spray tanning or applying hair dye to float. Floating will not harm color-treated hair but the chemicals may contaminate the water.


  • Please avoid wearing strong fragrances prior to your float.


  • PLEASE do not use any hair or beauty products containing glitter 24 hours prior to your appointment.


  • Please do not shave or wax within 8 hours of your appointment as the salt water may sting freshly shaven skin.


  • Have a light meal or snack but avoid a heavy meal or excess caffeine.


  • Even if you have recently showered, we ask that you shower (and remove all make-up) just prior to floating to avoid contamination.


  • We recommend covering small cuts or wounds with a liquid band-aid (provided).


  • You may float with or without contact lenses. Your choice.

What to expect:

  • When you first arrive, we will ask you want you would what kind of music you would like . Here is a list.


  • We will give you the chance to use the restroom then take you to your private float room where we explain the tanks, give you our "tips" and answer any questions.


  • You’ll shower, put in the provided wax ear plugs, and put Vaseline on any scrapes or cuts.



  • Step into the cabin ,once you lay back in the water, find a position that feels most comfortable, and try the neck cushion if you feel it’s needed. It may take a few moments to adapt to the sensation of weightlessness. Calm, steady breathing will help you relax. Within minutes, your body and mind will begin to let go.

  • Your experience may be quiet, creative, visual, or something entirely different. Given the space to fully rest, your body and mind will do what they need.



  • A soothing audio track will to play an introductory.


  • Adjust the music and lights or have stars It can also be played throughout or turn all off to your comfort.

  • A soothing audio track will play at then end to tell you your session is over. The jets will turn on if you don't hear the audio track.

  • Exit the cabin, shower and share your experience.

  • If your receiving a massage- put on a rode and your sandals.

  • If you like to blow dry hair and use the restroom before your session or don't want to leave with wet hair.

  • We will serve you some water to keep you from getting hydrated. Drink lots of water and get a good night’s sleep. Then come back and see us whenever you’re ready.

  • Share your experience.


  • If floating has inspired insights or creative ideas, you may want to take a few notes immediately after your session. ​


  • While we schedule sessions with enough time for you to clean up and gently transition back to the outside world, we do need about 15 minutes to clean each cabin in between appointments. We don’t want you to rush, but we can’t accommodate prolonged primping either. 


  • To maximize the physical and mental benefits of floating, we encourage moving at a slower pace for the rest of the day.


  • Drink lots of water and get a good night’s sleep. Then come back and see us whenever you’re ready.

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