Yes. Please sign the corresponding waiver before your appointment. We require the following waivers:
– Float Waiver: https://waiver.fr/p-OBQh9
– Couples Float Waiver: https://waiver.fr/p-godP4
– Massage Waiver: https://waiver.fr/p-KVkBz
– Infrared Sauna Waiver: https://waiver.fr/p-S8wfL
– MLS Pain Laser: https://waiver.fr/p-c36wr
– Emsella Pelvic Therapy: https://waiver.fr/p-cjNfT

Who Floats?

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!

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.

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.

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.

What should I bring?

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.

Do I need a bathing suit?

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

Is there any scientific research supporting floating?

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.

Who benefits by floating?

Those experiencing:

  • everyday stress
  • muscle soreness
  • inflammation
  • decreased creativity
  • headaches
  • chronic fatigue
  • jet lag
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • PTSD
  • many more…

Is there anything I should do to prepare?

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

I don’t know how to swim. Can I drown?

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.

What if I fall asleep in the float tank?

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?

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?

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

Who makes your tanks?

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.

Isn’t this supposed to be sensory deprivation? Why do your tanks have lights and music?

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 want to start with a short guided meditation, some may want to listen to a few minutes of music before settling into their float. 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.

Oh, one more thing. Some pretty cool people are experimenting with learning, visualization and preparing for big games in float tanks. The Navy Seals are using float tanks to learn new languages in weeks, as opposed to months. The float tank is the perfect place to visualize a putt, floor routine, etc. The possibilities are endless.

How do you clean your tanks?

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 are the differences between your tanks?

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.

Can I float if I’m menstruating?

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?

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?

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

What is a post float glow?

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 can’t float?

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?

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


What is your cancellation policy?

We have a 24 hour cancellation process. If you have booked an appointment with us and need to reschedule, please let us know at least 24 hours before your scheduled time to avoid losing your service credit or being charged for the service amount. 

What is your refund or return policy?

We do not do refunds or returns on any services, however we are open to your feedback and want to ensure you have the best experience with us. Please reach out to us at relax@bestillfloat.com to sort out any issues or concerns.

What if I am late to an appointment?

Our appointments begin promptly at the scheduled time. We recommend arriving 15 minutes early so that you can enjoy an unhurried, stress free check-in and are prepared for your float experience. In the event that you arrive more than 15 minutes past your appointment time, your service time may be reduced or be asked to reschedule, depending on the individual situation.

How do I know if my session is over?

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.


Float Etiquette

Click the link to learn about suggestions on how to maximize the float experience.