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Float Therapy Attire: Bathing Suit or Not? | Float Society

Updated: May 13, 2023


To Wear a Bathing Suit While Trying Floatation Therapy or Not? | The Float Society



When it comes to floatation therapy one of the most common questions we get asked is "What do I wear during my session"


The quick answer is nothing.


Here's why it might be best to leave the bathing suit behind when trying floatation therapy. Read on for more information and tips from our experienced professionals.



We love a good bathing suit, in fact, one of my oldest friends owns an incredible swimsuit & beach lifestyle brand and although they are some of the best-looking suits I've ever seen when floating there is no need to show off a cool design or even wear a suit.



During your float session, you will need to take a shower at our facility before your float. During that shower, your bathing suit will get wet, and when you get into your float, there will be a portion of your body that will be outside of the water. If you wear a wet bathing suit, the portion outside the water may be at a cooler temperature than the portion of your body that's submerged. There would also be added sensation to the skin with your suit sitting on top of it. This can disrupt the sensory experience and take away from the unique & expansive sensations sensory deprivation provides.


Additionally, you would have to carry home with you a wet and salty bathing suit, which can be more of a hassle. The float suit provides a completely private experience. Once we are done explaining the float process, the door to the room itself is locked by you, and it becomes your own private space.



We understand that some do prefer to wear a swimsuit and it's absolutely allowed in our facility. The way we see it is if it helps you relax & surrender to receive the most out of your float experience then wear one.


But, Our vote is 100% to wear your birthday suit, not your swimsuit while floating.


In conclusion, we highly recommend trying floatation therapy in your birthday suit for the ultimate sensory deprivation experience. However, we understand that wearing a swimsuit can be a personal preference, and we fully respect that. Whatever you decide to wear, we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your float session. Our experienced professionals are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have before and after your session. Don't hesitate to reach out and book your floatation therapy session today!



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