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Float into the New Year with Beyond Rest!

posted by Karlicca Culalic December 22, 2017 0 comments

On Monday afternoon, I visited Beyond Rest in a little pocket of Coorparoo. Since then, I have not been able to shut up about it. So let me tell you too. It is AMAZING.

If you haven’t heard of Beyond Rest, it’s a little haven offering Floatation Therapy sessions to all and anyone who’s seeking a bit of R&R in their life. If these fangled terms are new for you – boy, oh boy, strap in. Here’s all you need to know about the not-so-new kid on the wellness block. And just in time for Christmas. Hello, last minute gift idea…

SO WHAT IS IT…

To put simply, it’s a human-sized pod filled with water. You get in, lie down, float for (up to) 120 minutes and viola, relaxation ensues.

In more technical terms, it’s a therapy that combines a saturated solution of Epsom salt (500kg per tank) and magnesium sulphate. The pod is designed to ensure full sensory deprivation, which means it omits things like light and sound as well as tactile sensation and gravity. Working together, these factors trigger a full body relaxation. The Epsom stimulates a feeling of weightlessness making you float effortlessly. The magnesium sulphate releases muscle tension. And, last but not least the reduced stimulation in the pod allows for self-reflection, inner-calm and a meditative state to be reached.

WHAT TO EXPECT…

The fabulous new Coorparoo precinct is bustling but the centre sits on a quiet side street nearby. Even the premises promotes peaceful atmosphere. It’s a calm and quiet space. Once inside, the lovely Courteney explained absolutely everything I needed to know. Luckily this made me feel completely at ease, as I will admit, I was a bit nervous to be enclosed in a tank, filled with water, with no lights…

I think it’s important to keep an open-mind because my experience inside the tub totally surprised me! Before I left I had internally made a pact. I probably wouldn’t turn the light off, and I probably wouldn’t shut the tank, and I definitely was not going to let myself fall asleep. Those were my pacts. Instead, I found, after what felt like about 20 minutes I did all of the above. I left feeling wonderfully calm and revitalised. There’s a totally zen chill out space with tea and books for after, and a beauty station for touch up’s so you can leave feeling #fresh.

WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW I FELT AFTER…

Calm, relaxed, peaceful, happy, radiant, energised. Again, so calm, like if I encountered a bunch of traffic on the way home it wouldn’t (and didn’t) even phase me? There are so many more benefits of floating and Beyond Rest has an AMAZING blurb you can read more about these here.

GIVING THE GIFT OF WELLNESS THIS CHRISTMAS…

Beyond Rest offer gift cards so this is a perfect Christmas gift for all the wellness lovers in your life. Select from 60 minutes to 120-minute floats. You can create an e-gift card online. It’s that simple!

Location: 3/58 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo | Instagram: beyond.rest | Facebook | Website

 

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