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17.07.2024

Weightless bathing

Using sophisticated technologies, TOTO’s Flotation Tubs promise to put the body in the perfect ergonomic position for maximum relaxation.

1 The head rests lightly on the headrest; the body slips into the tub like a warm embrace. The spine retains its natural “S” shaped curve from the back of the neck to the lower back for deep relaxation. According to TOTO, bathing in the Flotation Tub with Zero Dimension technology is “a relaxing bathing experience that exceeds all expectations.” Photo: TOTO 2 TOTO Flotation Tubs promise to put the body in the perfect ergonomic position for maximum relaxation. The tub is made of an innovative, highly stable multilayer composite material with a durable, extra smooth surface finish. Photo: TOTO 3 A stream of water flows continuously from the height adjustable and ergonomic headrest on TOTO’s Flotation Tub, keeping the neck and shoulders warm and comfortable. Photo: TOTO 4 All comfort features available in TOTO’s luxurious Flotation Tubs are easy to operate and accessible from a control panel inside the tub. Photo: TOTO 5 TOTO received multiple awards for the extensive research they conducted while developing the new Flotation Tub with Zero Dimension technology. The bather’s body position is the same as that of an astronaut while weightless. Illustration: TOTO 6 A compact version of the TOTO Flotation Tub. Available in square or round designs, this version offers a relaxing experience thanks to the Recline Comfort technology developed by TOTO. Photo: TOTO 7 + 8 Comparison: It’s usually difficult to find a comfortable position that allows both the body and soul to relax in a conventional bathtub. The Recline Comfort technology developed by TOTO gives the inside of the bathtub a special shape that allows the body to assume the ideal position for relaxation. The head and shoulders can rest, making this bathing experience incredibly tranquil and soothing. Illustrations: TOTO

Bathing rituals have a long tradition in Japan. Classic sento public bathhouses in cities and hot springs, or onsen, in volcanic areas do more than just clean the body. In addition to functional aspects like hygiene and cleanliness, the positive impact bathing has on people’s well being plays a vital role. In fact, the bath may be the best possible place to find total peace of mind. It rejuvenates the body and soothes the soul. This type of Asian inspired mindful wellness for the home is becoming increasingly popular in Germany as well. TOTO calls this mindset “Life Anew” and designs innovative bathtubs to make this a reality.


TOTO’s Flotation Tubs promise to put the body in the perfect ergonomic position for maximum relaxation. Featuring Zero Dimension technology, the most luxurious version of the Flotation Tub mimics the body position of astronauts when weightless. The company received the “Society Award” from the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers and the “Essay Award” from the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering for the extensive research they conducted in designing this product.

 

Massage jets pure relaxation for the entire back

 

Special air jets underneath the legs support the feeling of weightlessness. Massage jets in the lumbar region pamper the most sensitive part of the back. Another set of special jets create a swirling effect, producing a multidimensional whirlpool that targets and relaxes deep muscle tissue. A stream of water flows continuously from the height adjustable and ergonomic headrest, keeping the neck and shoulders warm and comfortable. All available comfort features are easy to operate and accessible from a control panel inside the tub.


One luxury option, two more compact models


In addition to this spacious (W 2200 x D 1050 x H 785 mm) and extremely luxurious model, TOTO has two more compact versions of the Flotation Tub. Available in either square or round designs (W 1700 x D 835 x H 580), these two versions deliver a relaxing experience thanks to the Recline Comfort technology developed by TOTO: The inside of the bathtub has a special shape that allows the body to assume the ideal position for relaxation. The shoulders relax, and the head feels light as it rests on the ergonomically designed headrest. The spine retains its natural “S” shaped curve from the back of the neck to the lower back for deep relaxation.

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