When I first started floating there was a neck pillow in the float room. I used it because it was there. I could never get comfortable with using it and my neck would always feel tense and ache for most of my floats and I would end up throwing the pillow out of the tank mid-float.
Then I went to America and floated in several centres that did not use pillows. After 3 or so floats, I got used to physically letting go and not needing support, which was so much better. There has been no tension, for extended periods, in my neck while floating since.
I figured it was training people not to need one, which is why we don’t use neck pillows at Cocoon. From the hundreds of people we have had through, there has been 3 people who have continued to have a sore neck after their 6th float. I have noticed it usually takes at least 3 before it’s no longer an issue for people and it’s not always an issue for everyone anyway.
We will teach you some techniques when you come in on how to adjust and help your own body to get used to this new environment when you first start floating in our float tanks. For some people it’s just a little persistence.