In 2015, Freedom Float Centre opened it’s doors to The Gold Coast (and beyond). Who would have thought that in three short years, this dream would have turned into a hub of individuals and other businesses who have joined together to create an amazing health and wellness community? Freedom Float has three I-sopod Floatation Tanks (shipped in from the UK), and infrared sauna, several (seriously amazing and unique) Remedial Massage therapists (many also dabble in other forms of massage – Lomi Lomi, Hot Stones, Sports, Cupping, Reflexology, and more), Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, SCENAR Theta Healing and Life Coaching. We are all lucky enough to have come from very different backgrounds and we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table to help all of our customers have the best experience possible.
Q&A with our Leader Ben.
Why did you decide to start floating? I had never heard of floating and a good friend of mine (Asher) was working at a centre in Perth (Beyond Rest) who had the first ‘pods’ in Australia. She told me to give it a try so I decided to try this ‘strange concept’ and settled into it quite quickly. I also suffered from Jetlag and muscle pain (from working away) and heard it was great to relieve muscular pain and to improve sleep.
Did you like your first float experience? Although I am not a ‘water baby’ I really enjoyed my first session once I got settled in. I was definitely not letting my head go completely and surrendering to the experience as it takes time to trust in the environment and the process so I came out with a stiff neck which (I later learned) is quite common for your first time. The second time around I let myself drop into it and that’s when the real love began 🙂 I’ve been experimenting with floating ever since and have loved every moment.
How long after your first float did you decide that you wanted to own a float centre? It was after a few floats, I was loving that post-float feeling and the people I got to meet and the conversations post-float were amazing! People who know me, know that I love a good chat haha. So… the thought of opening a business with floating as a foundation amongst other things, to bring people together and eventually build a little community through amazing human connections was something that drove me from the start… with just a few (meaning thousands) amazing ‘chats’ along the way. Going well so far.