Welcome to the Space Sanctuary
You are about to enjoy one of the most unique float experiences on planet Earth. Bring a towel and don’t panic!
When you arrive at Castillo Blanco, please check in with the host. Please bring a towel and ear plugs. If you do not have these items, they can be purchased from the host before you float. You will need to sign a release before you can float. After check in, the host will take you back to the Space Sanctuary and give you a complete tour of the facility. It is important to know where all the light switches are located and what are your preferences for your floating time. Your host can explain some of the various options. Once you are comfortable with the space, you can prepare for your float.
Before you Float
You should take a hot shower before you enter the tank and get yourself thoroughly clean with antibacterial soap. Do not float wearing a bathing suit. Besides being distracting, bathing suits harbor bacteria. No one else will be in the room for your session! Get your earplugs in, adjust the room lights and prepare to enter the tank.
There is no particular way to use the tank that is more correct than another. Any way you use it, that is comfortable for you, is correct. When you get to the tank, open the hatch just to familiarize yourself with it’s weight. If you close the hatch while inside the tank, it is completely dark and that may be disorienting. When you get in and before you lie down, open and close the hatch several times and you will notice how it feels different from the other surfaces . If you try to open the hatch and it doesn’t open… well, you are probably pushing on the roof of the tank itself, not the hatch 🙂
The Tank is NOT Airtight
The tank is designed to allow plenty of fresh air exchange inside. You’ll have plenty of air.
800 Pounds of Epsom Salts
The tank environment is very humid. There are 12 inches of water in the tank with 800 lbs. of epsom salt dissolved in it. When you lie back you will float like a cork. Your ears will be under water. Again, there are earplugs available if you would like them, and we recommend them if you have ever had ear problems.
Keep the Salt Out of Your Eyes!
If you get any salt water in your eyes you will be uncomfortable for a few minutes. To avoid getting drips of salt water in your eyes, push your hair back on your forehead when you change from lying down to sitting up. Also keep your salty hands away from your eyes. If you do happen to get salt in your eyes open the hatch and use your towel to wipe your eyes.
If you have cuts or scratches or have recently shaved, there may be stinging for several minutes. If you have any open cuts use liquid bandage to seal them.
Last Stop Before Boarding
Remove your metal jewelry and contact lenses. Shower, shampoo, rinse thoroughly and dry your face before you get in the tank.
Exploring Inner Space
At the beginning of each float you can set an intention for what you would like to accomplish during your float. You may also use your float to observe where you hold tension in your body or your mind. You will develop many of your own ways of using your floats. We’d say more but we don’t want to spoil your adventure 🙂
When you float time is over you will hear the host remotely ring a bell inside the room to let you know its time to get out. There is also a two-way intercom inside the room in case you need to communicate with the Float Host. Once your time is up, please sit up, open the tank hatch, stand and wipe the solution from your body before getting out of the tank.
When you exit the tank you will be covered in a saltwater solution that you absolutely don’t want to drip everywhere. Please wipe down with a towel and take a hot shower immediately after stepping out of the tank or you will get saltwater all over the room. Shower, shampoo and dress. The bathroom has all the amenities you need.