When we tell people about floating one of the main worries people have is potentially feeling claustrophobic.
However, claustrophobia should not deter you from floating. The tanks are much bigger than people expect, imagine a king sized bed with roughly a meter and a half above you. In fact as you relax inside the tank it can feel as if there is an infinite space around you as if you are floating out on the ocean.
Here are some important points to note if you are worried about feeling claustrophobic:
- The tank door is a large lid above your head which can be left open for the entire session if you like. It is very light to the touch and you could open and close it easily with one finger. The door does not lock or close on you so you are completely in control the whole time.
- On the left hand side of you is a big button which controls the lighting inside the tank. We have many customers who leave the lights on for the duration of their float and this is completely fine. Although this isn’t complete sensory deprivation you will still get all the physical benefits of the float and enjoy the sensation of feeling weightless. The colours are set to oscillate through a full spectrum which is very beautiful and can help you relax more.
- If you do decide to switch the lights off and close the door you will still be able to easily orient yourself by stretching out and touching the sides of the tank around you. Being able to feel where you are in space can help you feel more grounded and calm inside the tank.
- There is 10 minutes of music at the beginning of the float and 5 minutes of music at the end to bring you in and out of the experience. This means you don’t need to keep track of time and you can even fall asleep in there if you like! However, if you would prefer to have music playing for the duration of the float just ask us to change the settings for you at reception before you go in.
People float for many reasons but the main one is that it is deeply relaxing. Just remember you are fully in control of the experience the whole time!
Still unsure? Why not pop in, we’ll be happy to show you around. Just call ahead so that we can ensure a tank is free.
Ready to give it a try? Visit our website or call us on 0161 941 1902 to make a booking.
We promise you’ll be in safe hands.