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What the float?

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What the float?


What the float?

I don’t know about you, but for me, this year is flying by and I feel like I’m going to look back and wonder what on earth I did with my spare time (apart from post graduate studies that is!!). I hold a Post-Graduate Certificate in Wellness from RMIT University and I am obsessed with anything that will get me closer to high-level wellness! So… every month I am going to try something new, something that I have never done before and that pushes me out of my comfort zone.

Sensory depravation sounds like torture rather than pure relaxation doesn’t it? Well let me tell you this, it has been one of the most relaxing, recharging and all round beneficial experiences I have had! Yes, you read correctly!

Recently I visited The Wellness Studio in Geelong to try out their Float Tank. To be honest, I was a bit hesitant considering my struggles with anxiety; I thought it could have caused me to freak out a little. I can tell you now, it was the exact opposite.

What’s floating all about? Well imagine yourself relaxing in an oversized bathtub, set at the perfect temperate, with a lid over it, enjoying complete silence and floating! You actually can’t sink in these tanks! Why? Because, they are filled with 360kg of Magnesium Sulphate and dissolved in 1000 litres of water, which means you are completely buoyant. The float solution is 30cm deep and warmed to skin temperature. The way these tanks are set up enables people of all body types to float with ease and pretty much escape the pull of gravity.

The benefits of floating are endless… the tanks help with a range of musculoskeletal issues, various pain conditions, sleep disorders as well as anxiety and depression. There are even pro-athletes who use the tanks for recovery and performance visualisation.

The hour session passed by in the blink of an eye. I actually woke myself up a couple of times with a startle! As soon as I got out of the tank, I had a huge smile on my face, I felt positive, energised and ready to take on the world.

Want to know more?

Head to their website – thewellnessstudioingeelong.com

(Pic thanks to thewellnessstudioingeelong.com)

Amarra Bowkett

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