11 techniques to become the best version of you at Freedom Float & Wellness Centre
- Infrared Sauna
- Workshops & Classes
Our bodies carry us through life and are essential to how we feel and think. The symbiotic relationship between the body and mind should be cared for and nurtured throughout our lives so we can get the most out of this human experience. Floating can enhance athletic performance, assist with muscle recovery, promote blood circulation, boost endorphins, reduce inflammation and lower cortisol levels (stress hormone). Floating can also alleviate chronic pain, premenstrual and pregnancy symptoms, improve skin health, and the Epsom salts in the water also help to facilitate the removal of toxins from the body. On the mental side of things, floating can help to reduce anxiety, depression and nervousness, sleep disorders and addiction. It can also increase dopamine and serotonin which are essential for optimal brain function. By taking the time to nurture your body and mind in the pod without any distractions or commitments, clients often find mental clarity, heightened energy levels, motivation and productivity in their daily lives. Certain practices and techniques such as meditation and breathwork can also be used within the tank to achieve heightened states of consciousness and for the active rewiring of the brain. Joe Rogan describes floating as “the most important tool for developing my mind, for thinking, for evolving”.
Our Infrared Sauna is another excellent tool for improving your physical health and working towards becoming the best version of you. Here are our top 20 proven benefits of using the Infrared Sauna regularly. You can learn more about the science behind these benefits here.
- Promotes rapid detoxification
- Improves muscle recovery and eases joint pain
- Kickstarts the immune system
- Improves cardiovascular health & increases blood circulation
- Increases metabolism and promotes weight loss
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces the likelihood of congestive heart failure
- Increases lymphatic flow
- Relieves stress
- Alleviates allergic reactions
- Reduces acne
- Eases many types of anxiety
- Can heal chronic fatigue & reduces insomnia
- Can assist with chemical sensitivities
- Lowers the risk of dementia
- \Assists with ED (erectile dysfunction)
- Can reduce feelings of depression & assists with balancing hormones
- Can help heal eczema from the inside out
- Reduces the frequency of recurring colds and flus
- Improves symptoms of ADHD and autism that are related to toxicity
“I feel lighter, cleaner, the swelling in my joints is gone, and my skin doesn’t itch as much anymore.” – Alicia.
Massage (remedial, deep tissue, pregnancy, Indian head massage, cupping, Lomi Lomi & more)
Whether you are after physical therapy or you just want to treat yourself to some blissful relaxation, our range of massage therapists may offer just what you need to leave feeling revitalised and blissed out.
Remedial massage is the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues of the body to assist in rehabilitation, pain and injury management. Remedial Massage promotes the return to normal joint/capsular/bone position; increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas, thus removing blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions resulting from injury.
At Freedom Float you can also receive a deep tissue massage which is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). Pregnancy Massages focus on the key areas of the body to reduce stress, reduce swelling in the arms and legs and relieve muscle and joint pain in pregnant women. Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is a treatment that focuses on massaging acupressure points along the head, neck, and shoulders, often using circular massage strokes to improve hair and scalp conditions. It originates from an Indian alternative medicine system called Ayurveda, (translated as the ‘science of life’), whereby it is believed that the mind and body are intricately connected and thus can influence one another. Through this theory, it is understood that Indian head massage can not only reduce headaches and improve physical well-being, but it can also improve mental and emotional wellness too.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. If you’re looking for an alternative massage like LomiLomi, the physical benefits of this massage are the same as other types of massage in terms of relaxing muscles, promoting circulation and releasing blocked energy, the difference lies in the Hawaiian traditions woven into the massage, including the belief that “loving hands” help you release not only physical tension but also mental, emotional and spiritual blockages.
Each muscle in our body is connected to our brain through the physical and nervous systems. Kinesiologists are able to access information from the subconscious, to determine what your body needs to be able to heal itself. Kinesiology identifies blockages in these systems, by using gentle, non-invasive muscle testing techniques. These blockages are often caused by emotional trauma, unresolved stress, physical injury or insufficient nutrition in our diet. Kinesiology can help you through life challenges, identifying triggers and unhealthy habits. Assisting in reducing stress, anxiety, negative thinking and belief systems. It can help with learning difficulties, sports performance and goal setting. Creating a healthy balance in the mind and the physical body.
Kinesiology helps to enhance the natural healing process by using a range of techniques and powerful tools specific to each client. This, in turn, restores balance and health, enabling clients to reach their highest potential and be the best version of themselves.
Another method of healing you can find at Freedom Float is for those who are open to exploring the spiritual aspects of personal growth, focusing on the vibrations and frequencies on a quantum level that influence the energetic frequencies resonating within and around your body. Reiki is a healing technique whereby the therapist channels energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Naturopathic medicine is based on the philosophy that disease can be prevented by supporting the body and increasing its ability to heal itself. Naturopathy can help provide treatment for many health conditions including stress, fatigue, allergies, hormone imbalances, digestion, weight management, detoxification, anxiety, female reproductive health, fertility and preconception care, insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Hypnosis and NLP are techniques used to help a person tap into their subconscious mind and enable positive changes at a subconscious level. Every person is unique and has different life experiences which have moulded them into the person they are today. Some life experiences, however, may have had a negative a impact on a person’s life from which they have created negative or limiting beliefs. NLP and Hypnotherapy treatments primarily work with the sub-conscious or the automatic behaviours of the person to address these issues at the root cause to provide the client with long-lasting results.
Hypnotherapy and NLP are effective methods to help people address issues including bed wetting, limiting self-beliefs, insomnia, compulsions, use of excess alcohol, fear of public speaking, phobias, weight management, smoking cessation and more. The client is fully aware during each session and forms a collaborative approach with the therapist in an environment that is safe and comfortable.
Gustavo uses a combination of evidence-based therapeutic processes, mindfulness meditation, positive neuroplasticity and ancient wisdom to help you thrive being your natural self. Here are some of the benefits that you can experience through the psychotherapy offered at Freedom Float:
– Decrease anxiety, stress, tension and low mood
– Gain clarity into your emotions and current issues and what to do about them
– Develop a regular meditation practice and bring mindfulness to daily life.
– Gain deep insight into why you feel the way you feel
– Experience deep healing of the psyche and past hurts and free yourself from the past
– Identify and expand on your natural strengths
– Live authentically, empowered and on purpose
Sessions include a blend of guided therapeutic regressions, in-depth assessment, guided meditations, deep compassionate listening, comprehensive feedback, “a map” of your psyche, patterns, strategies, vision and potential, and if desired, can include additional mediation and therapeutic retreats in nature.
We also offer breathing workshops a few times each month which involves manipulating the breath to consciously change breathing patterns to alter your state of being. Working with the breath might be one of the most underrated techniques in our self-care toolbox.
The breath is your most powerful tool to keep you grounded and connected in your physical body as you navigate through the shifts, challenges and changes of life. When we consciously connect the breath, we get to feel into deeper parts of ourselves. Through Breathwork, old patterns can be revealed and broken to make room for new habits, relationships, and abundance. Conscious Breathing has the potential to transform the quality of your life on every level.
Many academic studies have been carried out on the topic of meditation and the effects this ancient practice can have on the mind and physical body Here are some of the proven benefits of meditation:
- Reduces Stress
- Controls Anxiety
- Promotes Emotional Health
- Enhances Self-Awareness
- Lengthens Attention Span
- May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss
- Can Generate Kindness
- Can Help Fight Addictions
- Improves sleep
- Helps control pain
- Can decrease blood pressure
- Can help you become aware, transformative, and ultimately work towards becoming the best version of you
Here at Freedom Float, we have an ever-changing range of workshops and classes to help your mental and physical wellbeing. Our mission is to provide a community atmosphere where you can come and undergo your transformative journey to become the best version of you. To keep up to date with our latest workshops and events, you can visit the events section of our website here.
With Christmas just around the corner, you can also purchase gift cards in-store or on our website for your loved ones. For a list of prices for our therapies and services, you can find them on our website here.
Thanks for reading, and best wishes on your journey to becoming the best version of YOU! Hope to see you at the centre soon xx
Written by Skye Miller