I had my first experience floating at Bliss Float yesterday, and it was, simply put, incredible.
I'd heard a lot about float therapy and the various benefits, but still had yet to give it a go.
The space itself is like a Byron Bay sanctuary. It's sleek, hip, comfy and welcoming. It's exactly the kind of place that you'd want to curl up and enjoy a book and a cuppa tea.
There are treatment rooms for facials, an infrared sauna and three floating pods. I didn't have time for a sauna, but I will definitely go back because I've never tried an infrared sauna before. I've read a lot about the health benefits of saunas lately and I'd like to implement this as a new part of my holistic, wellness journey.
There is a private shower in each room, which is AWESOME. I had a lukewarm shower and then entered the pod, making sure to use the pillow that was provided. The pillow was really nice because I'm not an experienced floater and it helped give me that added assistance to really let go and relax my head, neck and shoulders. This was such a relief because I hold my tension in all three of these places! I popped my ear plugs in and it was GO time.
The pod itself was so spacious, I had no reason to be claustrophobic at all (what a relief)! Beautiful Chinese flute music played for the first ten minutes and then came on again in the last five minutes. About 1/4 of the way through my hour float, I decided to turn the lights off to get the "full experience." I find it difficult to explain what the experience was like honestly. It's as if I was in a state of suspended animation. You know those scenes in space movies where the actors are outside of the craft, it's so dark and there is no sound whatsoever? It was like that, but in a really neat way. . . a withdrawal of the sense on a whole new level.
When my float finished, I had my second shower to remove the salt water from my body and washed my hair. I dried off, got dressed and headed to the lounge where I enjoyed a delicious cup of tea from a marble cup. It was the perfect way to seal my relaxation time.
I think my new Sacred Sunday Ritual will be to take a yoga class upstairs at Inna Bliss and then head downstairs for a sauna and a float. I couldn't think of anything more delicious!
It really is the premier holistic spa of Brisbane!
Have you ever floated before? What was your experience like?
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