Be Still Float - Float Therapy Jacksonville, Florida




Be Still Float

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to Sign a Waiver?2023-05-15T19:14:11+00:00
Who floats?2023-05-10T22:46:59+00:00

The truth is that people float for different reasons and at different points in their lives. There is plenty of evidence based research citing benefits with muscle recovery, inflammation, chronic pain, high levels of stress, anxiety and PTSD.

Sports Recovery: High performance athletes use the tank to visualize plays, review strategies and decrease recovery time. Our own Jags float with us!

Tom Brady is a huge fan of float therapy. He has a float tank in his home and was instrumental in having float tanks installed in Gillette Stadium.

Steph Curry and Harrison Barnes use flotation therapy to relax, tame their minds and take care of their bodies.

Aly Raisman used float therapy as part of her self-care routine.

Pain Relief: People suffering from chronic pain find floating is an additional source of relief. There are studies showing how people with fibromyalgia and MS find relief in the float tank.

John Lennon credited the use of float tanks in helping him stop his addiction to heroin.

Destress: Anyone with high stress and demands in everyday life benefits from floating. Caregivers use floating to replenish their mental and physical reserves. Students use floating to help counter the negative effects of stressful periods in their lives, like exam week.

Elle Macpherson used float therapy throughout her modeling career for relaxation and to take care of her skin.

Creativity: Artists find that their creativity increases after a float. We have books in our relaxation lounge with documented inspirations from floating.

Jeff Rogan is a comedian, podcaster and UFC Commentator. He is one of the most vocal supporters of flotation therapy. He has a float tank in his home and even gave one away on his podcast.

Jeff Bridges is considered a pioneer in the floating community because he started floating with the inventor of the sensory deprivation tank, Dr. John Lilly.

Tim Ferriss has experimented with hyper-learning. He, like the US Navy Seals, has expedited learning languages with the use of the float tank.

Booking tips2023-05-10T22:46:19+00:00

A credit card is required to hold all reservations, even a reservations using a gift certificate.

To book, simply click on the Booking tab and select your desired time slot.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a friend, your accounts must be linked first. You cannot schedule multiple appointments under your own name at the same time. You link accounts through the Sharing tab of your account.

Please note that we have all appointment times staggered to limit our capacity and adhere to social distancing protocols. If you are scheduling appointment times with family or friends, please call the studio and we are happy to change your appointment times to be synchronized. Please contact us with your friend’s name and contact info to do this.

Cancellations: View Our Policy Page: Link to Booking:

The Store tab is how you add credits to your account. It is on this tab that you may purchase a membership, packages or service credits.

Who makes your tanks?2023-05-10T22:46:11+00:00

We have floated in over 25 centers around the country in the search for the optimal and safest float tanks for our Jacksonville community. A true float experience offers nothing – no sound, no light, close to zero gravity, consistent water and air temperature to match your external skin temperature. We want to share the stillness and resulting benefits of a true float experience. Floating may be a new experience for our guests. At Be Still Float Studio our guests remain in control of their float session. Therefore, we offer a variety of tanks to choose from. All of our tanks offer many options to tailor your float experience to your needs. As a Floataway Center of Excellence we are the firsts to know about research and advances in the industry.

Do I need a bathing suit?2023-05-10T22:45:58+00:00

You are welcome to bring a bathing suit if you’d like, but we recommend floating in your birthday suit. This way you limit the number of distractions. Remember, you will be alone and you will have locked the door.

What are the differences between your float therapy tanks?2023-05-10T22:45:06+00:00

The truth is that we’ve been working hard to create an environment where ultimately your experience will be the same once you are in the tank. All of our tanks are large enough to accommodate two people. For additional details, please read about Our Tanks

We have a beautiful round open pool in Float Room 4. This pool is completely open and ideal for anyone with signs of claustrophobia or anxiety.

Float Rooms 1, 2 and 3 have twinkle lights in the cabin ceiling.

Float Rooms 1, 2, and 3 have opaque double doors.

How do you clean your tanks?2023-05-10T22:44:40+00:00

We take sanitation very seriously. Our owner is a National Swimming Pool Foundation Certified Pool Operator. The Epsom Salt solution is filtered by a state-of-the-art filtration system five times over after every float, in addition to using chlorine. We sample our tank solution and have it tested on a regular basis. Your pool will be sparkling clean. Also, we are licensed by the Department of Health as a commercial pool, so we follow all of the same standards as public swimming pools in Duval County.

What should I bring?2023-05-10T22:44:24+00:00

Just yourself and an open mind. Each float room is private and secure. We have worked hard to select and provide products for you to enjoy during your session. We will provide a robe, slippers, towel, hair towel, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, blow dryer, etc.

Is there any scientific research supporting floating?2023-05-10T22:44:04+00:00

Yes. As a matter of fact, we are proud to offer the same open pool in Float Room 4 that is used by the Laureate Institute for Brain Center.

This is the 1st published, peer-reviewed float study conducted in patients suffering from both anxiety and depression: Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of Floatation-REST.

Here are two additional articles:

Promising Effects of Treatment with Flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) as an Intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): a Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial.

The Elicitation of Relaxation and Interoceptive Awareness Using Floatation Therapy in Individuals With High Anxiety Sensitivity.

For the latest in research go to

Can I float if I’m menstruating?2023-05-10T22:34:23+00:00

Yes, just follow the same routine as if you were going swimming in a public swimming pool.

Can I float if I just dyed my hair?2023-05-10T22:33:57+00:00

Yes, as long as the water runs clear when your hair is wet. If your hair is dyed, we will be happy to help you test your hair, in the event of any doubt about the hair color bleeding.

Can I float if I just got a tattoo?2023-05-10T20:13:21+00:00

No, you will need to wait 4-6 weeks for the tattoo to heal before floating.

What is a post float glow?2023-05-10T20:12:56+00:00

There are two meanings. The first refers to a feeling of stillness and peace achieved after the float session. The second refers to how soft and healthy your skin looks after the float session.

Who benefits by floating?2023-05-10T20:12:40+00:00

Those experiencing:

everyday stress
muscle soreness
decreased creativity
chronic fatigue
jet lag
many more…
While individual results may vary, scientific research has shown several health benefits, including:

calming the nervous system
lowering the heart rate
stabilizing blood pressure
decreasing activity of the sympathetic nervous system
balancing immune and hormonal systems
activating the parasympathetic nervous system

Who can’t float?2023-05-10T19:54:08+00:00

As much as we believe floating is for everyone, we do not recommend you float under the following circumstances:

have any large cuts or abrasions
have a fresh tattoo
have a history of passing out because of low blood pressure
have a history of severe motion sickness
have freshly dyed hair or henna
are in your first trimester of pregnancy

How do I properly use the silicone earplugs?2023-05-10T19:53:46+00:00

It is pretty easy. Please take a look at this link from Mack’s.

What is your cancellation policy?2023-05-10T19:53:20+00:00
Is there anything I should do to prepare?2023-05-10T19:51:50+00:00

Very little preparation is needed. We have everything you will need. We recommend the following for your best float:

hydrating appropriately during the 24 hours before your float
refrain from shaving or waxing 24 hours before your float
eating a light meal or snack 60-90 minutes before your float

What is your refund or return policy?2023-05-10T19:51:23+00:00

View our Policies Page.

What if I am late to an appointment?2023-05-10T19:45:36+00:00

View our Policies Page.

I don’t know how to swim. Can I drown?2023-05-10T19:45:12+00:00

Nope. The salt solution is so dense it will keep you afloat under all circumstances, irrespective of height and weight. Our float solution is saltier than the water in the Dead Sea! We maintain our solution at a specific gravity of 1.24 – 1.26.

How do I know if my session is over?2023-05-10T19:44:43+00:00

FIRST: The bottom tank lights come on, if they were off.NEXT: You hear a “bing, bong” sound, twice. Please exit the tank slowly and begin taking your shower. LAST: The filtrations system starts running and water will begin moving all around you.

What are your prices?2023-05-10T18:32:14+00:00

View Our Pricing Page

Float Etiquette2023-05-10T18:31:52+00:00

Be Still

Surrender to stillness. Be the silent observer of your thoughts and feelings. All you need to do is inhale, exhale.

Be Hydrated

We encourage you to begin hydrating for your float session 24-36 hours before your session. We also recommend not drinking anything 40-60 minutes before your float session. You don’t want to be interrupted during your session with a nature call. We will have plenty of water for you after your session.

Be Powerful

Feel yourself be and let be. There is power in being still.

Be Tidy

Please return items to their places. Please be mindful of the salt solution…

Be Present

Please arrive early, we will take care of the rest, beginning with a complimentary chair massage session to get you in the right state of mind for your float session. After your float session, you are invited to relax in our lounge as long as you desire.

Be Minimal

When entering your float tank, you should be freshly showered with soap and shampoo. If you have long hair, you may want to loosely secure it so that it will not distract you during your float. A bathing suit can be worn based on your comfort level, but we recommend floating in the nude: no clothes, no make-up, no lotions, no jewelry and no phone distractions. Please turn your phone off. We will let you know when your float session is ending with music and lights.

Be Free

Free of expectations, demands and distractions. Allow your visit to be your restorative time to fully unplug.

Be Amazing

Wait…You already are!

What if I fall asleep in the float tank?2023-05-10T18:31:37+00:00

That would be awesome. If you do fall asleep, it is possible to get some salt in your eyes. If this is a concern, we have float props you may use to provide extra support for your head and neck which will keep your face above the water line.

Can I float if I am pregnant?2023-05-10T18:19:47+00:00

An astounding, yes! Pregnant women love floating. As a pure precaution, we invite you to float with us once you are in your second and third trimesters. Like with anything else involving pregnancy, we do recommend that you speak with your physician or midwife before your float. When you are medically cleared, we provide float props to assist with ways to relieve the weight of the baby from mama’s body.

Can I bring a friend?2023-05-10T18:19:10+00:00

Yes, please. We have multiple tanks. You can share the Be Still Float experience before and after your individual floats.

Isn’t this supposed to be sensory deprivation? Why do your tanks have lights?2023-05-10T22:33:21+00:00

Great question! We have carefully selected tanks to provide the most benefits and functionality for your needs. Every float is as different as the person floating. Some people may not feel comfortable being in complete darkness right away. Some may be ready to go deep and have no sensory input right away. The goal is to eventually be in all silence and darkness for the true benefits of floating.

Why can’t I Listen to music in the tank?2023-05-10T17:36:08+00:00

Great question! We initially offered music but found it to be too distracting for our guests. The tanks didn’t all perform consistently, so we disabled the music. The goal is to eventually be in all silence and darkness for the true benefits of floating.

What does a BT Emsella session feel like?2023-03-15T20:48:25+00:00

It is a unique and pain-free experience. You sit fully clothed on the chair with both feet flat on the floor for 28 minutes. During this time you will hear a quiet hum coming from the base of the chair. You will feel a slight tingling and pelvic contractions. Your body will have performed the equivalent of 11,000 kegels during this session.

What are the benefits of BTL Emsella sessions?2023-03-15T20:49:02+00:00
  • Non-invasive and non-surgical
  • No recovery or downtime needed
  • Remain fully clothed during a treatment
  • FDA approved to treat urinary incontinence
  • 95% of BTL Emsella patients experienced noticeable improvement, according to manufacturer data*
  • Treats entire pelvic floor area in a 30-minute session
  • The average treatment plan is for 6 sessions
  • Increased sexual wellness. Treatment with BTL Emsella can have benefits beyond treating incontinence because pelvic floor muscles play a key role in sexual satisfaction. BTL Emsella’s ability to strengthen pelvic floor muscles often enables patients to more easily achieve orgasm, and improved pelvic muscle strength can also lead to stronger orgasms. Increased sensation, stronger pelvic control, and improved confidence can have a positive effect on sexual wellness and intimate relationships.
Is BTL Emsella the right option for me?2023-05-15T19:17:36+00:00

BTL Emsella is a great option for a wide range of men and women who are seeking a non-surgical solution for pelvic floor weakness or urinary incontinence. You may be a candidate if you:

  • Suffer from vaginal laxity
  • Experience bladder leakage while exercising, laughing or coughing
  • Frequently and urgently feel the urge to urinate
Are BTL Emsella sessions covered by insurance?2023-05-15T19:17:31+00:00

Emsella/ urinary incontinence therapy is currently not covered by insurance.

Is BTL Emsella the right option for me?2023-03-15T21:06:41+00:00

BTL Emsella is a great option for a wide range of men and women who are seeking a non-surgical solution for pelvic floor weakness or urinary incontinence. You may be a candidate if you:

Suffer from vaginal laxity

Experience bladder leakage while exercising, laughing or coughing

Frequently and urgently feel the urge to urinate

Do you have your own Massage Therapist?2023-03-23T21:22:12+00:00

Yes! Our massage therapist is onsite Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

What is the difference between a Brio massage and a regular massage?2023-03-23T21:22:47+00:00

A brio massage is a chair massage that can easily be done as an add-on service or any day throughout the week. Our regular massage is done by our massage therapist on a massage table.

What is Reiki?2023-03-23T21:23:08+00:00

Reiki is a 2500-year-old Japanese healing tradition. “Rei” means universal and “ki” means energy. In this session, the practitioner uses light touch to assist in bringing vital universal life force energy into the client to help reduce stress, and anxiety and move stagnant energy, supporting a healthy flow of energy.

Real-life changing results

See what our customers have to say about Be Still Float.

Based on 446 reviews
edgar lee
edgar lee
The facility was as advertised. The receptionist was awesome! I arrived early so I could ask a ton of "first float" questions. She squashed any bad vibes I may have had. She spoke to me in simple Layman's terms and was not condescending. It was a wonderful experience.
Larissa Hudson
Larissa Hudson
Great experience! 👍 if you're stressed and your body is beat than book an appointment right away. ✅️
Travis Pridgen
Travis Pridgen
The staff was incredibly nice. The atmosphere of the studio was calm. The 90-minute float session provided me with more relaxation than a traditional massage does. Highly recommend.
Kelly Frazier
Kelly Frazier
It was a different experience. This location was very clean, and Adriana was very pleasant and informative.
Adrienne Bryant-Claxton
Adrienne Bryant-Claxton
Wonderful experience!
Nikitha Maccherone
Nikitha Maccherone
Amazing experience. So relaxing and calming.
Charles Hall
Charles Hall
Must try atleast twice its q definite life changer but the first experience you are still getting comfortable by the 4th you will be almost napping during your float
Aura Figueroa
Aura Figueroa
Had an amazing experience during a couple floating session. The bath has several options of lighting (blue light, stars in the sky or complete darkness) to adapt to what everyone needs on the moment. They provide everything from towels, shampoo, conditioner, makeup remover, to moisturizer and deodorant for after the bath or sauna. The studio is pristine, smells divine and makes sure that the whole experience surrounds relaxation. There are great massage chairs in the waiting room too! I will definitely be visiting again and I highly recommend.

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