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FLOTARIUM


The Largest Floating Centre in Asia

Opening in Almaty
December 2022
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What is Flotarium?
Flotarium is a zero-gravity environment that allows the mind and body to completely let go, relax, and reset. Using 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts, the buoyancy of the water makes floating on water feel like floating on air. By eliminating the forces of gravity pulling on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, you can effortlessly relieve pain, relax, recover, and improve sleep in this unique state
Why float?
Getting rid of all sensory input allows the 'constantly-make-sure-you're-not-dying' part of your brain to chill out for a second, allowing the creative, relaxed part of your brain to come out and play. Without the constant pressure of analyzing the world around you, your body lowers its levels of cortisol, the main chemical component of stress. Your brain also releases elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, the neurotransmitters of happiness.

Here are some of the benefits:
Relaxation response
The tank suppresses the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system which when active produces our fight or flight response. And it then activates the parasympathetic nervous system which is responsible for relaxation, healing, replenishment, etc. Some physical symptoms of the relaxation response are decreased muscle tension, decreased blood pressure, decreased stress hormones, and increased endorphins.
Chronic stressor relief
The tanks environment eliminates as much external input as possible. It lets your nervous system have a break. In a city with a constant buzz or hum, our systems rarely experience (if ever) the isolation and silence that the tank's environment provides. Having this experience can be very refreshing, nourishing and healthy for our bodies and minds. We are well adapted for acute stress, however, for chronic stressors such as noise and air pollution; business, social, and family pressures; war; unemployment; street crime fear; general antagonism between the sexes; we are not well adapted and have been cited to be a cause of several forms of disease.


Pain management and increased immune function
Arthritis, back pain, neck pain, tendinitis, bursitis, inflammation, and psychosomatic pain relief have all been documented via tank use.
Immune function is enhanced by suppressing stress hormones which not only weaken the immune system but also suppress the digestion and reproductive systems, affect regeneration processes, and decrease insulin sensitivity.
Endorphins
Floating and the relaxation response it induces flood the body with endorphins. These neurotransmitters are responsible for relieving us from pain, enhancing our mood (decreasing feelings of depression to potentially generating feelings of euphoria), they can suppress our appetite, and decrease anxiety leaving us in a calm and clear state of being.
BASICS
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Avoid caffeinated beverages for several hours beforehand to reduce the chances of having the jitters. Don't shave or wax at least 8-12 hours since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that there is no specific preparation needed.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you're in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need (one towel, earplugs, body wash/shampoo…) Each room is fully private and you go into the tanks nude so there's no need to bring a bathing suit. Robes, flip flops and an extra towel are available only upon request.
What are the differences in your tanks?
Once you're inside the tanks, the experience is practically identical in all of them. The main difference is the height. The float rooms/pod also have lights that turn on and off on the inside of the tanks themselves.
How do you clean the tanks?
We follow the strict guidelines of the worldwide float tank association (FTA). Our floatation equipment is cleaned after each and every float through a four step process:

1.) Each tank/pod/cabin has its own individual pool filtration and sanitation equipment

2.) Filters run 24 hours a day for most types of float tanks and only stop when someone is actually floating.

3.) After each 60 min float session the filtration runs a minimum of four cycles

4.) The highly saline solution of a float tank is antibacterial due to the high concentration of salt.

5.) Tanks also have UV light and ozone for additional sanitation

6.) Tanks are dosed with a very specific amount of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide every day

7.) All suites are surface wiped multiple times a day and between each session with white vinegar, simply green or other EPA approved cleaning agents.

8.) Every guest is asked to shower BEFORE and after their float and discouraged from wearing a bathing suit as a clean, showered body is best for our pristine float environment.

Can I drown if I fall asleep in there?
Nope. Some people fall asleep but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is maybe getting a bit of salt water in your eyes.
Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No! Your skin doesn't even prune up and it become silky soft afterwards!
What if I'm claustrophobic?
Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You're always in control of your environment and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
Can I float if I'm pregnant?
Pregnant women love floating! There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother's body. If you are in your third trimester or have any concerns please consult with your physician prior to booking your appointment.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
There aren't any latches on the tank doors and you can get out anytime. That said, the 60-minutes usually goes by faster than you would expect.


How long have float tanks been around?
The first float tank was developed in 1954. These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down commercial tanks were invented in the early 70's.
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