What to Expect
When you arrive to Ventura Float Center for the first time, an orientation is arranged to guide and prepare you for your own very persona,l customized experience. Your first float is a relaxing session of 75 minutes where you will “just get used to this thing that you have never done before”. In any event, it is impossible to enter a flotation tank, relax and leave without an “experience”. Contrary to popular myth, you will not experience a "bad mind trip" or leave from your session feeling anything other than refreshed, and relaxed throughout your whole being - "Body~Mind" in complete balance.
It is recommended that you wear nothing at all for the best experience. After the orientation you will be left all alone in your private room. If you have a specific reason that you want or need to wear a garment please bring this up prior to scheduling your appointment.
After you have enjoyed your first float, you will be ready to float for up to an hour and a half or more on your next floats. You will go deeper mentally and gain more physical benefits with every following float. Floating in a tank is like shedding layers of yourself, accessing deeper layers every time.
The experience is rarely the same for all. It is a unique partnering between yourself and the tank. Come in with an open mind and no fixed expectations.
The things you should know : a) If you shave the same day before using the tank, the shaved skin will sting for a few minutes. If you can postpone your shaving, you will probably be more comfortable. b) If you wear contact lenses, it would be a problem if any salt water got into your eyes. *We keep sanitary lens storage cases and saline solution to lend for those who may have forgotten to bring their own. c) If you have caffeine or a heavy meal before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax. It can be tough for most but do your best to avoid caffeine and other stimulants on the day of your float session. Use your best judgement and self restraint.
You can eat; although If you eat a heavy meal you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices working harder than a woodpecker on a steel pole. On the other hand, if you enter your session hungry you may spend a lot of time listening to that "tiger" in your tummy growling for food as well... Moderation works best.