Every day, we receive questions and concerns about claustrophobia. And every day, people who struggle with claustrophobia exit their float and talk to us about it. They say things like, “wow, these tanks are so much larger than I imagined…I didn’t feel closed in…I didn’t feel trapped…that wasn’t scary at all…that was really amazing…” It’s been our experience that people who suffer from claustrophobia report relaxing and comfortable float experiences in our float-rooms and pods!
If you struggle with claustrophobia, it’s important for you to understand a few things. First, your tank is not designed to be airtight. You will have plenty of air. Second, you are 100% in control of your light. You can leave your light on the whole time. If you do choose to turn off your light, you can rest assured that you will not feel confined by the walls around you because your eyes and ears will not be aware of them. Next, you are in total control of your tank’s door/lid. The doors and lids do not seal or lock, they simply rest in a shut position if you wish to close them. If you like, you are welcome to leave your tank door/lid open the whole time. Last, you don’t have to worry about being unable to escape, as you have the option to exit your tank at any time.
If you’re claustrophobic, should you float in a room or a pod? Another good question. Our rooms have 10-foot ceilings (whereas our pods have 4-foot ceilings). For this reason, many people who anticipate claustrophobic anxiety select the room over the pod. Aside from ceiling height, both of our tanks have approximately the same dimensions. They are 8-feet long and 4.5 – 5 feet wide.
We want to help you have the most optimal floating experience possible. So, if you have any additional questions about claustrophobia, please give us a call!