Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to wear a bathing suit to float?

A: No. For an immersive float experience, we recommend floating nude. However, if you do not feel comfortable floating nude, wearing a bathing suit is allowed.

Q: Will I float, and can I safely fall asleep?

A: Yes! Each Float Pod is filled with water containing 1000 pounds of Epsom salts allowing for individuals to safely float guaranteed. This allows for one to safely fall asleep while remaining afloat.

Q: What if I’m claustrophobic?

A: You are in control of the Float Pod’s lid. You can choose to leave the lid open entirely or partially, or completely closed. You are able to adjust the lid at any point during your float.

 

Q: What are the benefits of floating?

A: Floating offers a variety of benefits ranging from muscle relaxation to meditation. Some specific benefits include, but are not limited to: improved sleep, increased immune health, reduced anxiety, elevated mood, and relieved stress.

Preparing to Float
  • Avoid shaving or waxing the same day because this may cause burning or irritation recently shaved areas..

  • Try to avoid drinking caffeine 6 hours before since caffeine is a stimulant, it might keep you from relaxing.

  • Eat a light meal a couple hours before you arrive.

  • Drink plenty of water the day of your float.

  • Wait 48 hours to float after applying spray or cream tans.

  • Wait 72 hours to float after using temporary or permanent hair color.

  • Wait 4-6 weeks to float after adding a tattoo.

  • Wait until abrasions or open woulds are fully healed.

What We Provide

First and foremost, our goal is to provide you, our customer, with a therapeutic float experience to allow you to receive rest and relaxation. In order to do so, we provide you with everything you need to float peacefully. We supply you with towels to dry off after your float, Petroleum Jelly to cover any minor cuts or scrapes which prevents burning, a floatation ring for your head and neck (for comfort), ear plugs to prevent water from entering the ears, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash to wash off the salt after your float, and water if you need to hydrate.​

 
The Floating Process

After being debriefed on the floating process, follow the steps below:

       1. Remove any articles of clothing and accessories you do not wish to enter the Float Pod.

       2. Insert wax ear plugs.

       3. Rinse off in the shower.

       4. Dry off using provided towel.

       5. Cover any minor cut or scrapes using the provide Petroleum Jelly.

       6. (optional) Turn off overhead lights.

       7. Carefully enter Float Pod.

       8. Close lid to desired height.

       9. (optional) Place flotation ring beneath your head and shoulders.

       10. Relax and enjoy.

Floating is cumulative ~ Start building pain relief NOW.

A Vacation From Pain:

People in pain, particularly chronic pain, can experience both immediate and long-term relief from floating. For a veteran often dealing with constant chronic pain - both physical and emotional - the effortless floating experience to eliminate gravitational pull and dispersing body weight can be a relief from the signature illnesses of veterans and first responders alike.

 

Also for an arthritis sufferer, a pregnant woman or anyone else dealing with sore muscles and joints, a float session can be a 60- to 90-minute vacation from pain.  As one veteran said after a float: "I forgot all the @#&* I've been through."  His comment still brings tears.  We are blessed to bring relief.  God Bless our relief.

Floating for PAIN and P.T.S.D.

Using a Float Pod not only helps with PTSD and general feelings of anxiety, but it can also ​help someone in the following ways:

  • Increased sense of well being, calm, focus, energy, and optimism

  • Mental clarity and improved visualization

  • Significant reduction in stress and anxiety

  • Decrease in heart rate and blood pressure

  • Decrease in cortisol and other stress hormones

  • Improved sleep quality (my personal favorite)

  • Negative feelings about yourself or other people

  • Inability to experience positive emotions

  • Feeling emotionally numb

  • Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed

  • Hopelessness about the future

  • Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event

  • Difficulty maintaining close relationships

  • Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior

  • Always being on guard for danger

  • Overwhelming guilt or shame

  • Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Being easily startled or frightened

129 W. Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste 130, Norfolk, VA 23510

757.452.3939

FREE PARKING:

Main parking lot is off 140 W. Wilson Avenue. Parking also RESERVED spaces at the Harrison Opera House, and in designated spots along the fence at The ABC Store.

Float Norfolk is part of The Renova Center's Premier Wellness Facilities in Norfolk, Virginia
Veteran Wellness of Hampton Roads
Renova Reset Norfolk Virginia
The Renova Center, Norfolk Virginia
Massage Norfolk, Norfolk Virginia

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