Flota­tion tanks could be the key to re­lax­ation and stress-re­lief

Style Magazine - - Opinion - BY LAU­REN HOPE, HOPE COLUM­NIST C

Stress, anx­i­ety, ten­sion!

These words are not for­eign in so­ci­ety to­day, but most of us con­stantly seek ways to bal­ance our life­style and lessen the work­load and im­pacts on our long-term health.

I was re­cently dis­cussing this ex­act con­cept with a client who sur­prised me when he men­tioned float tanks.

Now I wouldn’t con­sider my­self a “new age medicine” per­son by any stretch but I like to think I am open to try­ing most new ex­pe­ri­ences at least once, and the thought of an hour away from the cor­po­rate world, par­ent­ing and life in gen­eral re­ally in­trigued me — so I started re­search­ing.

I found that a float ses­sion com­prises of be­ing sub­merged in a flota­tion tank for about one hour.

The tank is filled with a ra­tio of wa­ter and ep­som salts to change the grav­ity level and al­low you to float ef­fort­lessly in a con­trolled, zero-grav­ity en­vi­ron­ment — the ul­ti­mate re­lax­ation and es­cape.

Float tanks can be ben­e­fi­cial for stress and anx­i­ety man­age­ment, joint pain re­lief, sports re­cov­ery, headaches and im­proved sleep. Par­tic­i­pat­ing in a float ses­sion al­lows your body and mind to re­lax and heal. The more I re­searched the more I re­ally wanted to try this treat­ment. I couldn’t find a provider of this ser­vice in Toowoomba but there are float cen­tres in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. At the time of writ­ing this ar­ti­cle I haven’t ex­pe­ri­enced the treat­ment but I am booked and ready Per­haps this is some­thing that may work for you?

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