Floating FAQs

Our team at SOAK Float Center wants your float to be the best it can be. We take extreme precautions to ensure your float is clean and safe. If you don’t find your answers here call us at 971-599-5241.​

Extremely. Our water is completely recirculated at least 3 times between each float through a 1 micron particulate filter, and then treated with a combination of a germicidal UV lamp, ozone, and hydrogen peroxide. We test our water daily to ensure that your float will be safe and comfortable.

Just as with yoga, mediation, or any new class it takes time to get the hang of it. You may feel a bit awkward at first but eventually, you’ll experience the full depth and benefits of floating. You’ll also learn what works best for you — the time of day, music & lighting options, etc.

We encourage you to commit to at least 3 float sessions to really open up to the mental, physical, and emotional value of floatation therapy.

Nothing specific. We provide you with all of the amenities and towels for your float. Ideally, avoid caffeine 2 hours before your float. It’s best not to shave or wax right before. Also, you may want to eat a light meal or snack about an hour ahead of time.

People safely fall asleep while floating all the time. The body’s capacity for buoyancy coupled with the high salt concentration makes drowning virtually impossible.

During your float session, before anxiety becomes an issue, open and close the door, and turn on the lights to reassure yourself you are ALWAYS in control of your environment, whether in a pod or cabin. Also, you can exit the pod or cabin at anytime you like before the session ends.

Epsom salt has actually been used for treating skin ailments and will leave your skin feeling smooth and silky. You will want to be sure and rinse all salt from your hair and skin after floating.

Yes. With the okay from your physician or midwife, you may float in your second or third trimester. Many pregnant women find floating helps relieve the joint pain and inflammation associated with carrying additional baby weight. There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body.

While floating can be helpful for a broad range of health conditions, please consult your physician first. Written clearance from a physician is required in cases of epilepsy or narcolepsy.

This is a very widely-accepted therapy and is used by a number of world-renowned athletes to treat various sports-related conditions and aid in their recovery. It is also beneficial for those who don’t play any sports but want to better manage the stresses in their system.

  • Increases energy (ATP)
  • Ideal space for visualization
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Reduces Lactic acid levels in the body
  • Aids in facilitated rest, improving athletes exposure to fatigue.
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