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 personal experience. Your first float usually consists of a relaxing time of 1 hour to 1.5 hours where you will “just get used to this thing that you have never done before”. In any event, it is impossible to enter a floatation tank, relax and leave without an “experience”.
It is recommended that you wear nothing at all for the best experience. If this is something that you are not comfortable with in your own locked private room, bring shorts or a bathing suit ;although you may not feel as "free" in your float. 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 combination between you and the tank. Come in with an open mind and no fixed expectations.
The things you should know are: a) If you shave 2 or 3 hours 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. If you remove your contacts you don't have to be concerned about it. c) If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax.
You can eat. If you eat a very heavy meal you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. On the other hand, if you get very hungry you may spend a lot of time listening to your digestive juices. Moderation works.