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Experience sensory isolation with Flotarium

Written by Christine

Feeling stressed out? Need help finding a way to relax? There is a place located in Barcelona that can help you reach your happy place and find inner peace in a totally different and new way. Flotarium is a spa that has a very specific type of therapy designed to help you relax and remove all of the stress from your life. At this spa, you can experience the sensation of weightlessness and sensory isolation when you try flotation therapy.

What is Flotarium?

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Flotarium is the first spa center located in Barcelona that specializes in flotation as a therapy to help you look and feel your best. The concept behind this treatment is that it creates a simulation to make you feel as if gravity doesn’t exist and that you are floating, completely weightless, relaxed and isolated from the outside world.

Flotarium has three rooms in the spa that are used for flotation therapy, which include a private shower, changing area, and the flotation tank. All of the tanks are totally private and isolated so you have the peace of mind that you are alone and have complete freedom to be as relaxed as possible. As all of the tanks are completely private, wearing a swimsuit isn’t necessary if you want to have the most natural experience possible.

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Sensory isolation therapy

This type therapy has been proven to help people manage their stress levels and increase relaxation, in addition to many other physical benefits. The flotation tanks are designed so that you are in a small area in very salty water, so that your body floats on the surface easily. When you are in the tank for your 50-minute session at Flotarium you are given ear plugs that not only keep out water but help you block out any sound that might distract you. You are then left in silence, feeling weightless, and with dimmed lights so that your senses are left to experience solely what is happening around you.

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What are the benefits of this therapy?

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Many people who have used flotation therapy have reported their levels of stress have gone down after only a few sessions and that they find it easier to stay relaxed in their everyday life. Flotation therapy has also been recommended for those seeking alternative treatment for physical ailments like chronic pain, arthritis, and muscle tension, since the water helps the body and mind to relax together. So not only does this therapy help your mind relax but it can do wonders for your body as well.

A single session at Flotarium costs €40 but if you buy multiple sessions at the same time the price is reduced per session. While many people report that after one session they feel much more relaxed, others say that they feel their best after a few more. Contact Flotarium by phone or online to book your first session today!

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

1 Comment

  • Wow! That’s such a cool article. Thanks so much for sharing. I’d like to offer you a complementary float session. Just email/ call the centre and we’ll slot you in. 🙂

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