This is what floating in the dark feels like

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The Wellness Studio. Photo sourced from The Wellness Studio website.

Looking after your health and wellbeing has become a huge part in many people’s lives, especially mine. And companies like Stephen Street’s The Wellness Studio are making the most of the boom.

On my part-time student, full-time working timetable, I don’t get a lot of time to myself. However, I when I have a few hours to treat my mind, body and my soul, I head over to The Wellness Studio. They offer Massage, Floatation, Salt Therapy and an Infrared Sauna.

I am in awe at the relaxed state I’m in after every session I undergo. I am your classic ‘stresser’ and my anxiety can go through the roof over the smallest things, so winding down in the Salt Therapy rooms and the Floatation Tank has helped me immensely.

As soon as you walk through the front door of The Wellness Studio, you’re always greeted by a warm smile and amazing service. 

I have been using the Salt Therapy rooms for about a year. In this time, I have stopped snoring. Yes, I know, a young woman snoring isn’t exactly sexy or glamourous. But after a rhinoplasty and a septoplasty, it has been the only thing to properly clear up my sinuses.

The Wellness Studio. Photo sourced from: The Wellness Studio website

I couldn’t speak more highly of the set-up, the ambience and the amazing feeling of relaxation that takes over as soon as you step into the salt room.

The Salt Therapy rooms are lined with beautiful salt lamps and the floor is covered in salt crystals. The air is thick, but you get used to it in about five minutes – I’m not claustrophobic, but I can imagine why some people don’t enjoy the thickness of the air. It does take some adjusting too. The beautiful white leather chairs are so comfortable – I did fall asleep in the meditation class. Whoops.

This review isn’t meant to be focusing on the Salt Therapy rooms, although I cannot share how much I LOVE them. I’m writing about the Floatation tanks that they offer.

The Wellness Studio. Photo sourced from: The Wellness Studio website

Where do I begin … Wow! The first time I used the floatation tanks it was a birthday present from my mum, we had both wanted to try them for so long but had never got the chance, so when we both had a day to ourselves, we made an appointment for the one hour float.

When we arrived, we were shown around the premises, and the process of floating was explained in detail, so we were going in with ease. Entering your own private room, you’re welcomed by gentle relaxation music, dimmed lighting, a salt lamp and your own private shower. You lock the door behind you, so you know it’s just yourself and the darkness in the room.

The tank itself looks like it’s from NASA – something I was a tiny bit worried about was closing the lid over myself. But, I did it. First go, I thought why not give myself the full, dark experience.  

I have been lifting heavy weights for about two years and the instant muscular relief from the weightlessness startled me. After about 10 minutes, the music turns off and you’re in complete silence inside the tank.

There’s about 300kg of Epsom salts dissolved in 1000L of water and the water is heated to body temperature, which is about 35 degrees. As soon as you hop in to the tank, you float. It’s incredible. About half an hour into my float, I was completely relaxed. My neck, where I hold a lot of stress, from sitting in my car, typing on my computer and looking down at my phone, felt less tight and pain free.

Getting out of the tank, I showered and then headed out to the vanity to blow dry my hair and put some lippy on before leaving. My mum and I loved our floating experience and I can’t wait to do it again.

The relief I had after just one float session was fantastic. I can’t recommend The Wellness Studio enough.

 

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