Generally, the more often you float the more likely you are to find total comfort without the use of tools, but sometimes due to injury or life changes you may need to call upon them. Pregnant ladies’ bodies are changing on a daily basis, as might their float preferences. All tools are optional.
We encourage you to experiment to find your comfort zone and mix it up from time to time.
Introducing the tool family:
This is a Floatease Halo, it's just the perfect amount of support, while being so lightweight; you hardly notice it's there! The high density epsom salt solution will absolutely support you, but because it's a new environment sometimes you can find yourself holding your neck a little weird. The Floatease Halo provides support to allow you to adjust to your private sea.
If you are a sleep-floater it's a nice way to ensure your head doesn't dip to the side increasing the chance of getting salt in your eyes #PracticeSafeSalt #RudeAwakening
The Pool Noodle.
Lovely artist drawing photo credit to Float Tank Solutions and Kathryn Sullivan!
I'm sure you've met. A pool noodle can feel good under your knees, especially if you have knee or lower back issues. It tilts your pelvis just enough to change your posture.
You can use the pool noodle in any way that feels comfortable. Some use it to stabilize, some rest their arms on it and lay on their belly. My favorite noodle position is to place it vertically under my spine. I direct my shoulder blades back in a reverse hug. It makes for a very unique back bend that feels good for my body. Every body is different.
It's a thick super buoyant floaty device. This is the bulkiest of the tools we have available. Using it as it was intended (around your neck) is probably the least likely way it will be used in a float environment, but it still holds value.
The main reason oGo Float offers the Nekdoodle is because I had an awesome belly float with a Nekdoodle once. Worth every penny; tummy floating is neat and really expansive in the hips.
You might enjoy reversing the Nekdoodle, placing the larger part under your shoulders and let your head dip into the hole. (picture included for reference)
The one time I would recommend using the Nekdoodle as intended is if you are prone to motion sickness and/or feel nausea during your float. If this happens assess how fast your body needs to react. Please don't wreck the float solution 🙏. Sit up and move towards the door. Hopefully it's minor and passes. Feel free to get out, stand up for a while, take another shower, and when you feel better get back in. Leaving the light on can help, or use the Nekdoole to prop your head up above the water, the elevated posture will level out the floaty feeling. Usually people who experience this find that after a couple floats their body will recognize that it's safe and the nausea goes away.
We hope you've enjoyed meeting the tools. Play around and find what works for you - and then tell us all about it so we have more information and better recommendations for our floaters.