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Float Pod Fears: Salt in the eyes

The prospect of getting saltwater in your eyes during a sensory deprivation float pod session can be a source of concern for many. However, understanding the mechanisms and practices involved in float pod sessions can help alleviate this fear and allow you to fully enjoy the benefits of floating.

Safety Measures

First and foremost, it's important to know that float pods are designed with safety in mind. The saltwater solution used in float pods is carefully balanced to mimic the natural salinity of the human body. This solution is not harmful to the eyes and is unlikely to cause irritation if it comes in contact with them.

Avoiding Contact

To further minimize the risk of getting saltwater in your eyes, float centers typically provide guidelines and recommendations. These may include avoiding touching your face during the float session, as well as using a head support or floatation device to keep your head comfortably above water.

Closing the Eyes

Many floaters find that closing their eyes during the session enhances relaxation and reduces the likelihood of accidental contact with saltwater. By focusing on deep breathing and letting go of tension, you can immerse yourself in the float experience without worrying about eye irritation.

Rinsing After the Float

If you do happen to get saltwater in your eyes during the float session, most float centers provide a spray bottle or fresh water rinse for quick relief. Keeping your eyes closed and gently rinsing them with fresh water can help alleviate any discomfort.

Mindful Relaxation

Ultimately, the key to overcoming the fear of getting saltwater in your eyes is to focus on relaxation and mindfulness during the float session. Trust in the safety measures in place, follow the guidelines provided by the float center and allow yourself to surrender to the soothing environment of the float pod.


The fear of getting saltwater in your eyes during a float pod session is a common concern that can be addressed through knowledge, mindfulness, and trust in the float experience. By understanding the safety measures, following guidelines, and practicing relaxation techniques, you can enjoy a serene and rejuvenating float session without worrying about eye irritation.

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