𝗦𝗞𝗜𝗡 𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗡 !!
Magnesium for skin health. I recently did a post on the benefits floating can have for the skin and it’s health and
was quite surprised at the results.
What we know…
Magnesium sulphate is a natural exfoliant for the skin which helps to remove dead cells and clean pores resulting
in fewer blackheads & less oily skin. 𝑮𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒄𝒏𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒏.

The weightlessness experienced in the float pod improves our circulation by allowing blood vessels to dilate more fully.
This improves blood flow to the lymphatic system and leads to more effective drainage of toxins and waste.
Great for reducing the appearance of cellulite and giving the skin a more plump and full look. 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐 𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒊-𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 !

Magnesium deficiency increases the production of histamines, which can lead to further instances of blotchy or red skin.
If we are lacking in magnesium, which the majority of us are, it results in the loss of fatty acids from our skin,
which are essential for maintaining elasticity and moisture, both of which are key to smoother,
more soothed and comfortable skin. Without these fatty acids, skin can become dry, patchy and inflamed. So..
raising your magnesium levels by floating can help with 𝑷𝒔𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒔 & 𝑬𝒄𝒛𝒆𝒎𝒂

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In 2020 we unfortunately saw a lot of small business’s struggle to stay afloat. 🙁
The beautiful thing that we saw was that the community came together with such love and support to try and help them.
From Freedom Floats point of view we had an overwhelming amount of people continue to purchase vouchers for loved ones even during our forced lockdown.
The effect that had on our business helped us stay afloat and since re-opening the business has been better than ever
and we can’t thank our generous community enough.
Coming into 2021 we continue to see people supporting small business’ more than ever. Instead of coffee at a large chain company such as McDonalds people are opting for small local cafes.
A lot of us are lending a listening ear and are connecting with friends and family more than ever before. Unfortunately for a lot of us we didn’t get to spend time with our family last year due to lockdown which resulted in a lot of people opening their doors to friends and friends of friends to make sure they had someone to spend time with.
It’s been beautiful to see this trend of kindness and generosity in our community and I really hope it sticks around.

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𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗗𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚/𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗨𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚
How many of us learnt to cook in lockdown? I know I tried and tested out some new recipes I wouldn’t usually have time for.
Myself, along with a lot of others realised that food is definitely versatile (especially when the shop shelves were empty).
Coming into 2021 I feel like a lot of people are listening to their body more. Let’s be real.. you either went one way or the other during quarantine. For those that were disciplined and didn’t let their emotions control their food intake… good on you! I admire your willpower.
For others that were a little more lax you probably noticed that your clothes are a little tighter and you aren’t feeling your best
and that’s totally okay. It’s about what lessons we have learnt from it that really matter. For myself and a lot of my friends it has given us a reality check that our health is wealth. Eating processed crappy foods with zero nutritional value doesn’t really do a lot to benefit our health. Every now and then a sugary treat to get a dopamine hit is fine but day in day out out of pure convenience is probably not the way to go if you want to live a healthy and long life.
We have had to learn to intuitively eat when we are at home because the fridge is a whole lot bigger than your lunch box at work.

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𝗗𝗜𝗚𝗜𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗘𝗧𝗢𝗫
SOOOO much screen time. Endless Netflix series. Free streaming trials on every service imaginable just to find something you haven’t watched before. Constant scrolling and not much productivity. ‘Square eyes’ as my pop used to call them after staring at a screen for hours on end. Yep… A lot of people have realised just how much they were relying on their devices to get through.
Whatever happened to the days of puzzles and board games with the family?
We are seeing more and more this year that taking a social media detox is the way to go. It was reported that there was quite an increase in the number of people leaving the Facebook platform completely on Jan 1. Some have shared that they have a ‘no phone rule’ after 7pm. Others have been coming in for floats and saunas between 6-8pm which allows them to completely detox for a few hours before bed.
I challenge you to give it a go and look up every once in a while. You’ll be amazed at how much you are on autopilot a lot of the time.

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𝗙𝗟𝗘𝗫𝗜𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗚𝗢𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗧𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚
What I mean by that is… You may have a big dream, but to get to that big dream without a plan is exactly that.. a dream. If you want to make your dreams a reality then you really need to have some sort of a plan. There are a lot of places such as gyms, workplaces, even online that promote goal setting workshops around the start of the year in order to educate us on how to be successful. They usually involve us doing an overhaul on our lives, seeing which areas we are lacking
and that of which we want to improve and from there, using tools and accountability buddies to help us get there. It’s important to be kind to yourself during this time and to create goals for yourself that are 1. maintainable and 2. achievable

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𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗖𝗛𝗟𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗣𝗜𝗘𝗦
We have seen business’ that offer touchless wellness do better than ever during the pandemic. It has allowed a light to be Shon on those wellness therapies that may not have been so popular before. Therapies such as Floating, Infrared Saunas, Cryotherapy, Ice baths, Home workouts, Meditation and Breathworks have boomed this past 12 months and we love that!

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𝗩𝗜𝗥𝗧𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗙𝗜𝗧𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦 𝗜𝗦 𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗬!
Unfortunately the fitness industry was hit hard over the last 12 months. We saw some gyms adapt quickly and head online for virtual fitness classes, other gyms had to close down completely as restrictions increased. Online memberships increased and when gyms re-opened people found it as a more cost-effective way to train without leaving the comfort of their homes. So many gyms have kept their online memberships and retained most of their members by doing so. It doesn’t look like home workouts are going anywhere anytime soon as people have come to realise they can save time and save money by doing free YouTube workouts. We also saw a lot of people invest in fitness equipment over lockdown which means they have already spent so much money buying equipment at home. Goal setting will definitely be needed to keep gaining results.

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Gone are the days of putting on a full face of makeup. We are seeing an increase in more beauty services like skincare and at home facials.
Good skin is in! Having an effortless look but still feeling Glowy and radiant is the way of the future. Being able to let our skin breathe and finding ways to enhance our natural beauty has been a breath of fresh air. We are seeing a lot of companies bring out at-home devices that we would usually go to a salon to get such as microdermabrasion, at home skin peels, light therapy devices. The skincare industry is booming and the makeup market is clueing on!. Did I mention that magnesium is great for skin health!

I am sure there are going to be a lot more trends popping up over the year to come but so far from a global pandemic we have seen industries do a complete revamp and become so versatile and personally, I think the lessons learnt have been a big positive for some business’s going forward.