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Floating Improves Cognitive Function
Floating Improves Cognitive Function

The Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (REST) utilizes float tanks in order to help people heal, both physically and mentally. Float Tanks, otherwise known as Sensory Deprivation tanks are like big enclosed baths with 550kgs of epsom salts, advanced filtration systems and they provide the perfect conditions for the brain to REST and restore optimal function.

 Benefits on the Brain:

  • Neurological pathways can be rewired during floating
  • General Brain Function is improved
  • Increased concentration and focus
  • Creativity
  • Altered states of consciousness arise without external distractions
  • Clarity of Mind
  • Reduced brain fog
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved brain plasticity (thanks to the high magnesium absorption) improving learning, memory and overall cognitive function
Floating for the Brain

During a float session, the removal of external stimuli allows the brain assimilate the information that has flowed into it. This assimilation can actually help with problem solving and decision making because after neurons have time to rest, new neurological pathways can be easily formed. An example of this is when you have had an epiphany mid-shower which is a moment of creativity and essentially indicated the formation of new pathways in the brain. In the Float Tanks, the brain isn’t trying to deal with a barrage of incoming information so it can actually utilize what you know in more effective ways. This prompts improvement in the individual’s ability to focus, concentrate, and find clarity.

Michael Hutchinson, author of “The Book of Floating,” describes how an increase in full body circulation and oxygen delivery to all the cells in the body directly aids the brain’s capacity for higher mental function and neuroplasticity.

“Floating promotes vasodilation, facilitating blood flow to all the parts and systems of the body, including the brain. It creates a whole body healing effect.” - Dr. John C. Lilli 

Regular float sessions train your motor nerves to rewire your brain to more regularly secrete endorphins, resulting a more consistent state of happiness, relaxation, and sustained positive energy levels. The pituitary glands also releases endorphins during floating. 

Testimonial: "Every time I float, it seems like a completely new experience. There's something so powerful about sensory deprivation and everyone should try it, whether for physical healing, the mental aspects, or for the spiritual journey. The conditions are like nothing you will experience in the outside world." - Adam

Freedom Float Memberships are available for $59 per month which gets you a monthly float, free Birthday float, free infrared sauna session and all additional floats for members are just $50.

Call us on 55 35 77 78

 

Written by Skye Miller

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How can you manage your pain with Acupuncture?

Have you ever tried Acupuncture?

 
Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice over 2000 years old. It has been used to treat many conditions and relieve pain. The process involves being thoroughly examined and diagnosed and then tiny needles ~ 0.18mm thin to be exact ~ are inserted into the skin to stimulate different points (known as acupoints) of the body depending on the individuals needs.
 
Acupuncture is commonly used to treat many types of pain including: Acute and Chronic lower back pain, Plantar heel pain, Shoulder impingement syndrome, Neck pain, Temporomandibular pain (jaw), Irritable bowel syndrome, Constipation and Menstrual pain. If you are in the hands of a good Acupuncturist, the experience of reducing pain should be relatively pain-free, no matter where it is.
 
 

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:

  1. Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
  2. Biliary colic
  3. Depression
  4. Headache
  5. Knee pain
  6. Hypertension
  7. Lower back pain
  8. Sciatica
  9. Stroke
  10. Morning sickness
  11. Neck pain
  12. Sprains
  13. Tennis elbow
  14. & Many more!!
Steve specialises in Acupuncture, Massage and Health and Wellness consultations. Health fund rebates available instantly.
 
Check out his page now.

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How can Remedial Massage help manage your pain?

Still in pain? YOU probably haven't seen our Remedial Massage Therapist yet!

 

In many cases, chronic pain starts with an injury or illness. When this pain persists beyond 6 months, it is considered chronic pain, which can be very debilitating and cause further complications that can worsen pain. Individuals with chronic pain often report some level of fear, irritability, anxiety and depression. 
 
Remedial massage is proven to reduce pain and improve a person's overall well-being. HOW?
 

Remedial massage assists with two main causes of pain:

 
1. Pain from the muscular trigger points caused by fibers of the muscles bundling together and not releasing, and
 
2. Pain from the skeletal/joint system which is not working efficiently due to muscle tightness and weakness. Most muscle tightness comes from repetitive tasks we do at work such as sitting at computers, driving cars or standing for long periods. Muscle weakness comes from those opposing muscles not being used whilst at work.
 

ADRIAN is a remedial massage therapist and teacher with over 5 years experience. He specialises in lower back pain, shoulder impingement, headaches, poor posture, pregnancy massage, stress relief, sports massage and improved flexibility.
 
"Whilst remedial massage is the fastest most effective way to release such pains it is important to break up your work environment with stretching, walking, using heat packs, foam rolling and changing your work desk arrangement around. Doing some strength training on weak muscles before or after work helps to bring your body back into balance. With monthly massages and continual listening and responding to your body you can work towards a pain free life" - Adrian.
 
 
What do you need to know before your massage?
  1. If you're planning on working out, do it BEFORE your massage
  2. Drink coffee before, not after
  3. Avoid eating heavy meals 1-2 hours prior
  4. Have a warm shower
During your massage:
  1. Tell your therapist if it hurts. Too much pressure? Not enough pressure? Let us know as we want you to have the BEST experience!
  2. RELAX
How you can stay feeling GOOD after your massage?
  1. Drink water!
  2. Eat a light snack
  3. Avoid coffee, soft drinks and alcohol
  4. Have a bath
  5. Notice the effects on your body
  6. RELAX!

Massage helps to increase the circulation of the blood and lymphatic system. Water helps to keep the blood moving to bring oxygen and nutrients to your muscles and organs. It also helps to remove waste products created by cells in these areas. You lymphatic system helps to remove the toxins in you body and serves as the fluid transport between cells and the bloodstream. Without water, the lymphatic system can not do it's job properly - leading to low immunity, aches, pains and fatigue. 

 
Sick of being in pain?
Call us on (07) 5535 7778 or Book Online to get your remedial massage fix!
 
Adrian is available on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Health fund rebates available instantly.

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How can an Infrared Sauna help manage your pain?

When was your last FAR Infrared Sauna?

 

While traditional sauna's use steam to heat the air around you, an Infrared Sauna uses metallic or ceramic elements that emit mainly far infrared energy. The radiant energy heats the body from the inside as well as from the surface and can penetrate about 3.5-4cm into the body, meaning better results, at lower temperatures.
 
Not only is the cooler temperature often more comfortable for people, but far-infrared also cleanses the tissue more effectively. Essentially, the heat creates an artificial fever and allows your body to detoxify toxins like heavy metals by taking the pressure off the internal detoxification organs. Additionally, colour therapy is an ancient healing modality where different spectrums of light provide different healing qualities including emotional release and the movement of energy from the head down to the body. 
 

 

So.... What happens to your body in the sauna?

 
PHASE ONE: Your body temperature remains at basal level and sweating is minimal to light. Tissue heating occurs, however the body is able to dissipate the extra heat by increasing circulation and shunting blood to the skin in order to release heat instead of increasing body temperature.
 
Effects: inhibition of your sympathetic nervous system (stress), light sweating, pain relief, improved circulation, improved oxygenation, muscle relaxation, improved flexibility of tendons and ligaments & internal organ congestion relief. 
 
PHASE TWO (after 10-30mins*): At this time, your body can no longer dissipate the heat of the sauna, causing your body temperature to rise, heart rate and sweating increases. Your blood is pushed to the surface which may create the feeling of a fever
 
Effects: all benefits of phase one, however now that your body temperature has increased, your body hastens the death of weakened cells, increased heart rate and circulation and your pathogenic microorganisms. 
*Phase two begins at different times depending on your health (once your body temp jumps above 37.5 you have reached phase two).
 
 

Tips & Tricks:

 
BEFORE your session:
  1. ideally wait 1-2 hours after a meal
  2. drink 1/2L of water before starting
  3. wipe your sweat with a face towel (provided) to promote more sweat
  4. play our radio or meditation tapes on the USB in the sauna
  5. remove all clothing and jewellery to get the maximum effect of the infrared rays
 
DURING your session:
  1. move around every few mins so a new part of your body is exposed
  2. keep your hands open as much as possible
  3. relax and focus on your breathing
  4. drink water throughout your session
 
AFTER your session:
  1. shower as soon as you get out to wash off lingering toxins (use cold water for best effects)
  2. avoid using soap, shampoo or moisturiser as this can block up the lovely open pores and stop the post-sauna detox effects
  3. drink another 500mL of water over 10-30 mins
  4. REST for at least 10-30 mins. This helps to transition the body back to balance and decreases the chance of lightheadedness or fatigue later in the day
  5. many health practitioners recommend vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc or even kelp to provide electrolyte and trace mineral replacement

 

Check out our awesome Pricing deals and Book your FAR Infrared Sauna today!

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