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WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR MY FIRST FLOAT?
Before floating at Drift, each guest must fill out an intake form. Either arrive early to do so, or click here to submit online. When you arrive, one of our float specialists will give a full orientation to the room and the process. There is a 5-minute pre-float shower before the session begins. Once you have settled in to the tank, a voice will come through the speaker inside the tank to let you know that your session has begun.
It is completely up to each guest what level of sensory deprivation to take part in. Music, lights, and closed door are all optional, and provide different levels of the experience. When the session is complete, the same voice will gently notify you that the session is over. Shower again to rinse away the salt. The vanity area in both bathrooms provide essentials like blow dryer, deodorant, and hair products. We encourage floaters to relish in the post float “glow” in our relaxation room. We offer complimentary herbal tea, aromatherapy, and a great place to reflect and relax.
I CAN’T SWIM OR FLOAT IN A POOL, WILL I DROWN?
Floating requires absolutely no skill or effort. The density of the water will completely support any body, whether they are able to swim or float in a pool. It is completely safe to fall asleep during a float session.
IS THERE A SIZE OR WEIGHT LIMIT?
The interior dimensions of our float tanks are 8’X4′. The opening of the pod is 24″ (2′) from the floor. There are no weight limits for the tank, and the salt can support any shape or size. Therefore, as long as our guests can safely and comfortably get into the tank, floating is possible.
ARE THERE ANY conditions that would make it unsafe to FLOAT?
Consult a physician before floating in the case of pregnancy or low blood pressure. Although float therapy is safe in most every scenario, always ask your doctor if you feel uncertain.
ARE THERE ANY conditions that would prevent me from being allowed to FLOAT?
Guests who have dyed their hair within the past 72 hours may not float. This is to prevent the float solution from leaching out any color from the hair.
Red, Blue, Purple and Pink hair is not allowed in the float tanks because the solution reacts with these colors and causes damage to the guests hair color and the float solution.
Tattoos must be at least one month old, and healed.
We recommend not shaving within 12 hours of floating. Shaving can cause minor irritation that is exacerbated by the salt water.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We provide the following amenities, but guests are welcome to bring their own.
Towels, wash cloth, and make up remover
Shower shoes, shampoo, body wash, conditioner
Protective ointment (for minor cuts or scratches)
Contact solution and cases
Make up remover and Q-tips
Anti-frizz serum, gel, hairspray
Blow-dryer and combs
Deodorant (crystal spray) and lotion
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Although bathing suits may be worn, we recommend floating nude. Clothing can become a huge distraction (swim suit ties, drawstrings, elastic, etc). Remember, our float suites are each private rooms, with private showers.
WHAT IF I GET SALT WATER IN MY EYES?
In the event that salt water gets into a floater’s eyes, we have provided a small spray bottle of fresh, clean water in each tank. Simply flush the salt from the eye, and stinging and discomfort should subside immediately.
HOW IS THE WATER KEPT SANITARY?
Our tanks are fully compliant with the latest (2010) federal regulations as spelled out in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. They are equipped with 3 different filtration systems: ozone, UV, and particle filters. The ozone and UV filtration systems kill any bacteria that may enter the water. To ensure sanitation, the cleaning cycle is completed between each guest, as well as periodically when the tanks are not in use. Also, we use a hospital grade sanitizer for all the surfaces in the rooms between appointments. We guarantee a clean, safe, and comfortable floating experience!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We would recommend wearing comfortable clothing so that you can be most comfortable after your session. However, all of our therapies are done with no clothing. Our therapists use professional draping techniques to ensure the comfort and privacy of our clients. You will be instructed to undress to your comfort level, and then get on the massage table, under a sheet and blanket.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH MASSAGE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
A detailed description of all of our services is listed on our massage page. If you are still having trouble deciding, feel free to call and one of our spa coordinators can assist you further.
I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN, OR ALLERGIES- IS THIS SAFE FOR ME?
We use only organic, fragrance-free coconut or sunflower oil. Additionally, all essential oils we use are organic, and your therapist will be sure to ask about sensitivities.
IS THERE AN AGE OR SIZE LIMIT?
We do not have an age limit for massage. We do ask that a parent supervise sessions for clients under 12. Clients under 18 are required to have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.
The only size limitation comes from the weight limit of our tables. They are rated up to 500 lbs. For Ashiatsu, the table must support the weight of the therapist plus the client. Therefore, for Ashiatsu, the limit of the client is 300 lbs. Our tables are approximately 6’9″ in length, so if you are taller than that, your feet may hang over.
IS TALKING DURING THE MASSAGE OKAY?
We do not have a strict “no talking” policy. However, we do suggest limiting your talking to communicating to your therapist about your session. When you are silent, you are able to fully relax and reap the most benefit from the massage.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO BEFORE THE MASSAGE?
The intake form must be completed before any session at Drift. Ensure that you are well hydrated and that you have had a snack. If possible, come in a few minutes prior to your start time to take advantage of our relaxation room. Complimentary herbal tea and water, as well as herbal neck wraps are available to help you relax before your massage.
I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION, IS THIS SAFE FOR ME?
It is extremely important to provide a complete list of medications, conditions, and surgeries to ensure your safety. If you have any medical conditions, please seek the advice of your physician prior to scheduling a session.
I AM PREGNANT, DO YOU HAVE THERAPISTS TRAINED IN PRENATAL MASSAGE?
Prenatal massage is a standard technique, and all of our therapists have this training. We do recommend checking with your physician or midwife prior to scheduling a massage.
WHAT ARE THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR THERAPISTS?
All of our therapists have completed at least 500 hours of massage training. They must pass a nationally recognized competency exam, as well as complete continuing education requirements to maintain their Oklahoma State license.