Are float tanks claustrophobic?

31 October 2017, by i-sopod

It is common for some new customers to be slightly apprehensive and even a little nervous before their first floatation session.

Claustrophobia is the fear of being in a situation where you have little to no control over your environment, such as an elevator that’s unexpectedly stopped between floors.

In the floatation pod you are not trapped nor obliged to stay in, if you don’t like it you can always get out any point. Once we explain this to our customers and they realise that are in control of the whole procedure their worries subside and they usually go on to float with the door closed and the light off. Both of these functions are controllable from within the tank.

The i-sopod floatation tank is one of the biggest float pods on the market and is actually larger than a small car and is much bigger than most customers imagine.

The great thing about the floatation experience is that once you get inside and lay back in to the silky smooth solution and surrender yourself to the buoyancy it all starts to feel very luxurious and safe. The only issue we every get is that some of our customers really don’t want to get out at the end of the session.

Also, somewhat perversely when you close the door and switch off the light you get a fantastic sense of space that is almost infinite and is the complete opposite to what a new customer might think it’s like inside a float tank.

In the two decades that we’ve been operating our Floatworks floatation tank centre we can honestly say that no one has freaked out of had a bad experience due to the fear of being enclosed.

In fact those who are anxious and worried before their session tend to be the ones who get the most benefit afterwards.