Keep Warm During A Float – 6 Tips
You need to keep warm during a float to be comfortable and be able to relax and enjoy the float. If you feel cold while floating, I can certainly conclude that you didn’t enjoy your float much, and relaxing was almost impossible. If it was your first float, it is not what you expected and, most likely, you are not going to give it another try. There are 3 temperatures that are going to determine whether you perceive the temperature cold or warm: one is your body temperature, the other one is the air in the float room and the 3rd one is the water that surrounds your body while you are floating. If you feel cold while floating there are 6 tips that will help you keep warm during a Float.
Tip # 1. To Keep Warm During A Float. Let us know beforehand that you get cold easily
Keep warm during a float by letting us know that you would like to have warmer water during your float session. We can adjust the temperature to your liking. Many people float with the water temperature heated higher than the commonly accepted “skin temperature”. Body temperatures are different and so is the way in which people perceive it. Have you seen that some people are always cold while others don’t seem to ever wear a jacket? Well everybody perceives temperature in a different way. When calling to book your appointment, let us know, we will write it in your profile and you will have warmer water every time you decide to come in for a float.
Tip # 2. To Keep Warm During A Float. Don’t take a warm/ hot shower before your float
Regardless of where you float, you will be asked to take a shower before your float to remove any oils, perfumes and/or lotions from your skin before you enter the float tank. If you take a warm or hot shower the difference in temperature is going to make you feel cold once you step into the float tank. Remember, the water in a float tank is heated at skin temperature, or maybe a couple of degrees higher, but never as hot as a hot shower. Take a cold shower or shower with the coldest water temperature you can take.
Tip # 3. To Keep Warm During A Float. Stay Still, try not to move a lot
If you feel cold while floating, try to stay still. Our bodies adapt to different temperatures, but if you are moving around a lot, you are not giving your body enough time to adapt to the water temperature. In addition, the more you move, the more the water will get cold. Just ask yourself what do you do when you want to cool a cup of coffee? You stir around the spoon. Same principle applies to the water inside a float tank.
Tip # 4. To Keep Warm During A Float. Float with the lid close
If you want to keep warm while floating, keep the lid of the float tank close. Leaving it open will make the water get cooler faster. Floating with the lid close will keep you in a cocoon-like environment that will keep you feeling warm and comfortable. If you definitively want some fresh air, open the lid just a bit, and inch or so will do the trick.
Tip # 5. To Keep Warm During A Float. Move towards the inside of the tank
An easy way to keep warm during a float is to move your body towards the inside of the tank specially if you have to lid completely open or even if you have it open just a couple of inches. Usually, the water on the inside of the tank is warmer and you will be moving away from any fresh air or draft-like air.
Tip # 6. To Keep Warm During a Float. Do not splash water on your chest or belly
If you feel that the part of your body that is outside of the water is getting colder, do not splash water on top of it, trying to warm up. This water will evaporate and you will feel cooler. Stay still and bear it for a couple of minutes, your body will adjust.
Floating takes practice and it may take you a couple of times to get used to the water temperature and to floating