Tip from the Tank – Temperature

water temperature

Water temperature

As you know, water temperature in a float environment is an important part of the experience.  The idea is to have the water at skin temperature so that your body can ‘disappear’ into the water.   Float tank water temperature is specifically set at skin temperature (94.5 F). Most people find this temperature comfortable – but we totally recognize that temperature is a personal thing. Tiny adjustments can make take a great float to an out-of-this world float.

Here are some tips to help you feel the most comfortable while floating:

  1.  If you know that you naturally run hot or cold, we may need to adjust the water temperature for you.  When you book your appointment, simply let us know if you would like the water warmer or cooler. We need a little bit of extra time for this, so please give us a heads up. We will keep a note on your file and personalize your settings for future floats.   Sometimes a tiny adjustment can make the world of difference
  2.  By more closely matching the temperature of your shower to the temperature of the float environment, the transition is so much easier. In the last minute or two of your pre-float shower, we recommend reducing the temperature of your shower so that it more closely matches the temperature of the float.
  3. Once you are in your float, find a comfortable body position and try to stay as still as possible during your float.  Sometimes there are slight differences between the air temperature and the water temperature.  So, every time you move, your skin re-adjusts to the water and air temperatures which can feel cool.  Finding a comfortable, still position will help your body feel like it is ‘disappearing.

For more tips and tricks on the perfect float, check out our FAQ page

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