Modern life is stressful for nearly everyone. Traffic, deadlines, constant connection to technology, not enough sleep…we could all use a break. Floating reduces stress, promotes relaxation, improves sleep and gives us all a chance to unplug. Need more reasons? See Benefits here.
Though it’s definitely on the rise, it’s far from new. Floating has been around for over 40 years and has been the focus of a lot of research. Check out our Research page for links to many studies if you’re in the mood.
We offer easy freeway access and abundant, free, well-lit parking. Just Float is in the heart of a very walkable neighborhood in Pasadena, close to many wonderful restaurants, theaters and activities. We are also about a 10-15 minute walk from the Lake Avenue Goldline Metro stop.
First-time floaters with us need to read and sign a waiver and watch a brief introductory video. Our staff would like to have time to answer your questions and concerns, and most people like to visit the restroom before heading into the tank. We want you to enjoy your full hour of floating!
Please call us as we may be able to adjust your appointment time. If not, your time in the float cabin will be reduced as we still need to end your float at your appointed time to ready the room for the next client.
Purchase gift certificates here or call us at 818.639.3572. You’ll receive an email confirmation with a code to be used at checkout, or if you call and ask, our staff will mail you a gift card.
It’s 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the same temperature as the surface of your skin. It’s neither warm nor cold, but rather very neutral.
The 1,300 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in the 250 gallons of water in a float tank creates the effortless part of floating. No matter your size, when you recline into the warm water, your body will float like a cork. EVERYONE floats.
Our float tanks are filled with about 250 gallons of water, but that water is rigorously filtered and disinfected after each float, NOT discarded.
The high concentration of salt creates a very hostile environment for all sorts of germs and bacteria. More importantly, the water is run through a filtration and purification process 4 times. Each system utilizes a large pool filter, hydrogen peroxide, and a very robust ultra-violet sterilizer. This entire process is the same thing that Orange County uses to treat waste-water before discharging its back into the water table that is then used for drinking water. Our system was designed by one of the top water quality and sanitation engineers in the country.
Each room is private, and the vast majority of people float nude. Bring one if you wish though.
All amenities, including basic hair products, body wash, towels, robes, and hair dryers, are provided. If you require a hair brush, please bring your own.
Before you float, you take a quick shower to remove body oils and products. After, you shower to remove the salty residue from your skin and hair.
No, the high salt concentration prevents this from happening. It leaves your skin quite soft and smooth.
The salt water can sting wounds, so we provide packets of petroleum jelly in each suite to cover any problem areas.
Ideally, don’t shave at least 8 hours before your float. The salty water can be irritating or itchy if you do.
You have total control over your comfort. You can leave the light on. You can leave the door to the float cabin open, and you can exit the cabin whenever you like. If you’re still concerned, our Open Float Room (aka Room 11) is huge with no wall on one side of it. Imagine a large tub open to the room, or just check out our Gallery picture here.
It’s 8 feet long by 5 feet wide by 7 feet tall.
Though our cabins are very spacious, they’re only meant for a single person to fully stretch out.
We recommend waiting at least one week to let the color fully set. We don’t want the salt affecting the color, or your color bleeding into the water. If the color is not rinsing out when you shower, it’s usually fine to float.
Floating is safe during pregnancy, but we must insist you consult your healthcare provider first. Most mamas really enjoy a break from carrying baby’s extra weight and an hour of deep relaxation.
You can leave them in, or if you need to remove them for your 60-minute float, please ask our staff, and they will get you solution and a case to put them in.
You can, but most people change back into what they were wearing.
Take the same precautions as if you were going in a swimming pool or hot tub.
Some people do fall asleep safely in the relaxing world of a float tank. Because of the high salt content, you will float whether you’re awake or asleep. You float on your back, and your nose and mouth are always well above the water line.
Yes. Each float suite contains a changing area, shower, and float cabin. Everything you need is here, including towel, robe and basic amenities. The suite is your own private oasis while you’re here.
Don’t show up with a tummy full of pasta! We suggest a light meal 90 minutes prior so you’re neither full nor hungry.
Avoid both for at least several hours prior to your float.
If they’re new additions, just make sure they’re fully healed. Otherwise, the saltwater will sting.
Ability to swim is not necessary as absolutely everyone floats without effort.
No, needing a restroom break mid-float is not fun. Just hydrate normally.
You may wish to leave at home. Certainly remove prior to floating as the salt water might damage it.
Each float cabin is private with a door that can be opened any time. You can also turn the light off and on as you wish. Last, you can also get out of the cabin whenever you like.
The lights and music will gently fade back on to let you know it’s time to exit.
Once you’ve showered and dressed, we invite you to spend a little time in our post-float lounge. Have some tea, read or write in our journal, chat with fellow floaters or stay quiet… just take a little time for yourself before returning to normal life. Also, remember to hydrate well and smile.
These all refer to the same thing, but float therapy is simply more modern and inviting language.
Don’t do it, as we have a zero-tolerance policy. Besides, floating is profound and meant to be done with a clear state of mind.
It’s an acronym coined by a scientist that stands for “Reduced Environment Stimulation Therapy”. It simply means float therapy.
Single and first floats can often be profound. However, there can be a bit of learning curve requiring a few floats to feel totally comfortable. Also, floating has cumulative effects and is something that should be part of everyone’s ongoing wellness practice. Translation: Floating 1 to 2 times per week will change your life.
We’re advocates of massage for muscle recovery, but floating will soften your muscles, improve circulation, and, perhaps most importantly, give your busy brain some real downtime.
Most people can’t really float in even a generously-sized bathtub. You can prop feet and head up on either end of the tub, but it’s hardly effortless or relaxing. In our float cabins, there are no hard surfaces pressing against your skin, no chill from water or wind, no need to move a muscle to maintain your position. Also, no waves or seagulls, barking dogs or bright sun.
We require 24-hour advance notice.