TO FLOAT OR NOT TO FLOAT?
Flotation tanks could be the key to relaxation and stress-relief
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?