Telling someone you’re going to go float in water with a crazy amount of salt may leave with you some raised eyebrows and a “she cray cray” muttered under their breath…
But are you? Cray cray that is?
Check out my personal experience on my first time doing flotation (floatation) therapy here, along with what to expect and benefits, but this post is more for the locals and diving into the place that you can go to in Dubuque, Iowa!
Where to Find Flotation Therapy in Dubuque
Just in case you were wondering, this post is not sponsored. I used my own money to have this experience, but even if I didn’t, my words would still be the same!
It makes it a little easy figuring out where to go in Dubuque for flotation therapy because as far as I can tell, there’s only one place that offers it, Float and Fly Wellness Studio.
Though flotation therapy is picking up steam, you’re going to have way more options in the big cities. But at the same time, you’re going to have to pay way more too!
At Float and Fly, you call ahead of time or use their online service to book your spot. Your card is taken at this time but not charged (make sure you give them permission in person for them to charge it).
Your visit to this wellness studio is going to start by pulling up to what looks like a house, but inside it’s cute, peaceful, and serene. You’re instantly hit with good smells and slow music over the speakers!
After checking in, you’re offered tea, which is a nice touch.
Right off the waiting room there is a “transition room”, which is where you can go before or after your float. Along with a chaise to relax on, there are journals and coloring books for you to either gather your thoughts or empty your mind.
They also supply a little “beauty bar” for after your float to freshen up with!
Off this room and down the hallway, you’ll find 3 private rooms with the float tanks inside.
They give you a rundown, which is nice! Especially if it’s yoru first time.
There’s an emergency button in the tank that calls the front desk if you have an issue. You can also choose from different white noises to listen to.
You’re supposed to shower before you get in, without using conditioner. Preferably a colder shower as the tank isn’t hot water and it can trick you into thinking it’s warmer than what it is.
There are towels nearby along with distilled water if you get anything in your eye.
The tank fills automatically and will also drain automatically, but you”ll get a warning when your time is up.
You don’t have to worry about forgetting any info as they have a sheet on the wall along with things such as makeup remover wipes, ear plugs (I didn’t use them but I wish I did), protectant for cuts (any scrapes are gonna burn), ear rinse, q-tips, and more. Take advantage of the essentials!
You can read more about my personal float experience here, but after your time is up and the water drains, it’s time to hop out and take a shower to rinse off. You’re going to be super salty and your skin will feel dry.
Even if it weren’t the only place in Dubuque, I’d still recommend it. The rooms are clean and they look cool with all the stone detail. Not to mention