Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all. Since floating is truly a holistic experience which taps into both mind and body, we see all different people benefit in many different ways.
Being in the float tank is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. Our float tanks are extremely spacious (8 ft. long x 4ft. wide, walk-in height). You’re always in control of your environment including the lights and door.
Unlike the salt in the ocean, the float tank solution (33% Epsom salt) actually hydrates your skin and hair.
There is 1,100 lbs of Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom salt) dissolved in each of our float rooms. The solution is so high in saline that no living microorganism can survive in there. After each session, the entire volume of the solution is pumped out and filtered through a three part filtration and sterilization system utilizing Ultraviolet light and Hydrogen Peroxide. UV is the safest most effective system available. In addition all clients shower before getting in.
We don't recommend tank use for those with epilepsy, infectious diseases, open skin wounds or people under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you have any medical questions or concerns we ask that you speak with your physician prior to coming in since we’re not qualified to give any medical advice.
We ask that pregnant woman speak with their physician prior to floating. We can tell you that we have had many pregnant woman come in to float over the years.
Yes. Earplugs are provided.
Yes! About three times more dense than the Dead Sea, everyone floats in the tank! No height or weight restrictions - float tanks are 8 ft x 4 ft (there’s also a Deluxe float room in New Haven - Room 5 is almost double the width of our other rooms).
Everyone is different! For your first float give yourself a little time afterwards to sit down and relax.
Your body, head and face are totally supported by the salty warm water, so you can and just might fall asleep. A lot of people sleep on their backs in the tank when they don’t normally sleep in that position any other time.
PUREST staff is not qualified to assist anyone physically. You can bring a guest to assist you in and out if you speak with management beforehand. Please email info@purestfloat.com or call (203) 404-7755 to get in touch.
We see some clients 5-7 days per week, some on a monthly basis, and some sporadically throughout the year. It’s best to try a few sessions yourself and see what feels good for you.
We promise it’s not the same. Is your bathtub 8 feet x 4 feet so that you can totally stretch out? Do you have 1,000 lbs of Epsom salt?.. Would it fit in your tub? Will you be interrupted? Is it lightproof, soundproof and able to be kept at exactly 93.5 degrees?
A new tattoo is like a open wound and the amount of salt in the float tank water would burnnnn! Wait until it’s completely healed and then come in to float.
If you let us know ahead of time we can play your music the entire session. We do like to explain to you that you will not not get the same deep relaxed mental state with music laying. You will however still get the weightlessness and absorption of Magnesium.