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Floating for Students: Float Through Your Exams

FLOAT THROUGH YOUR EXAMS

Float therapy provides the perfect sensory conditions for deep relaxation of the body and mind. By immersing yourself in the sensory deprivation tank, you are floating in 550kgs of Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) with no sound, no light, and the water and air are at body temperature simulating the ultimate experience of nothingness. This allows the brain to enter a meditative state free from external sensory input. Floating can help with re-building neurological pathways while also alleviating the damaging effects of overactive stress hormones. By giving the brain the opportunity to heal, students often gain a sense of clarity, focus and improved memory. Studies also show that floating can help with improving problem solving skills, and improved decision making. For many, floating prior to exams assists with retaining information, as the memory centre of the brain performs better when in a state of deep relaxation. Therefore, while floating, the brain works to focus on recently learned skills and information, making it a great way to process and retain information.

 

Other benefits of floating!

- Increases brain function

- Relax and REST

- Stress relief

- Promotes creativity

- Improves sleep

- Improves memory clarity and alertness

- Increased energy levels, motivation and productivity

- Facilitates the removal of toxins in the body

- Promotes blood circulation

- Improves skin health

- Reach DEEP states of meditation and relaxation

 

Student Testimonials:

"Such an incredible experience! Really relieved a lot of stress leading up to exams! Absolutely loved it :) Thank you."

- Jasper, Year 12 Student, Palm Beach Currumbin State High School.

"I've been floating at Freedom since they opened in 2016. I've found floating has really helped me to de-stress, especially before and after exams. We live in such a distracting world, it's nice to be in a place with nothing going on and you can just focus on yourself without distraction. If you're an over thinker, try floating! It has helped me learn to sit back and relax my mind."

- Jayden, 5th year Engineering and Environmental Science Student, Griffith University.

 

THE EXAM CRAM SPECIAL

From 28th May - 22nd June, we are offering all students the chance to Float Through Your Exams. Whether you are a high school, TAFE or uni students, just sign up below, present your email and show our staff your student ID for $20 off your float.

We provide towels, toiletries, earplugs, herbal tea and filtered water. All you need to bring is yourself! Click HERE to sign up for your $20 discount!

 

Thanks for reading :)

- Skye

 

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How can Float Therapy help manage your pain?

We ALL experience pain, whether it be physical, mental or emotional.

How do you manage your pain?

 
To help you manage your pain more effectively, we have created the SEVEN points of pain management. These are: Float Therapy, FAR Infrared Sauna, Remedial Massage, Acupuncture, Integrative Remedial Therapy, Naturopathy and Kinesiology. To celebrate pain management, this week (Pain week) we will introduce a new therapy to you each day and explain how it can be used to help you manage your pain!

 

Have YOU tried our state-of-the-art floatation tanks?

Float Therapy is a unique form of holistic therapy perfect for achieving deep states of relaxation for your mind and body. As you effortlessly lie in our Magnesium Sulphate filled pods, you can completely shut off your mind and body with our stimulus-free environment. 
 
Float tanks are also known as "Sensory Deprivation tanks" or "Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy" as they completely cut off the stimulus that we see daily. The zero-gravity weightlessness feel allows the relaxation of skeletal muscles as your body naturally falls into place within the water. Our clients often report positive effects for up to 48hours after their float.
 
~ Physical benefits include reduced stress, enhanced athletic performance, promotion of blood circulation, reduced inflammation, relieved menstrual symptoms and pregnancy discomfort.
 
~ Mental benefits include improved creativity, reduced anxiety, depression and nervousness, assisting to combat sleep disorders, increased mental clarity and, the synchronisation of your left and right brain hemispheres. These effects allow a deep state of meditation and relaxation to be easily reached. 
 
Dr Thomas H. Fine and Robert A. Borrie studied the effects of Float Therapy on Chronic Pain and found:
 
"Floatation can have an important role at several stages of the pain management process. By reducing both muscle tension and pain in a relatively short time and without effort on the part of the patient, flotation provides a dramatic demonstration of the benefits of relaxation. Relief is immediate and, although temporary, offers promise of further relief from floatation and other relaxation-based strategies." In their research, they found extraordinary benefits for chronic pain patients. Most of the patients that utilised flotation tanks suffered from chronic pain for longer than six months and floated from one to 16 sessions. Overall, they reported a reduction in pain that averaged 31.3%, with the highest level of relief in the upper back at 63.6%.
 

 

Start your journey to a pain-free life and Book Now.

 
If you're a first-timer, watch this video to see how we do things at Freedom Float Centre:
 

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It's Our First Birthday!

 

Hey Freedom Community! Welcome to our blog! Do you believe it’s been a year since our doors first opened?! So much has happened between now and then, we can’t wait to update you!  For starters, we've got Freedom up and running like a dream. With floating and sauna, yoga, naturopathy, acupuncture, massage, and even sound healing, we've really set our roots down in this wellness community!  
To celebrate our achievements, our birthday, and our amazing Freedom community we are hosting a FREE event this 11th of December from 10:00am - 3:30pm.

We will be celebrating in wellness style with businesses from our lovely Burleigh community, bringing you vendor stalls, live music, games, face-painting for the kids, a mermaid, and much more! 

Here's a sneak peek at what's in store:

  • Wellness stalls
  • Workshops
  • Special Guest Speakers
  • Live music
  • Some Rawly Good Eats & Treats ;)
  • Lots of great prizes and giveaways
  • Fun stuff for the kids, including a real live mermaid!
  • So much more!


And to keep the celebration going, we are offering YOU the prezzies!
Enjoy 2 floats for just $110 now at Freedom - and yes, you can share this with a friend without any additional fee! Ask for the Birthday Duo Pack. We’re hosting the offer until 31st December 2016 - so try not to wait! Your two floats will expire two months after purchase.

That's all for now, Freedom Fighters. Thanks for being such an integral part of our wellness community. We look forward to delivering awesome stuff to you in the months to come! Remember to Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with offers, specials, and awesome events!

 

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