Stress making our lives miserable. According to Australian Psychology Society in a 5 year study from 2011 to 2015. See the full report.
- 35 per cent of Australians report having a significant level of distress in their lives;
- 26 per cent of Australians report above normal levels of anxiety symptoms;
- 26 per cent of Australians report having moderate to extremely severe levels of depression symptoms;
“In particular, the survey examined how entrenched use of social media is in our lives and to what extent we experience FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Can Australians switch off from social media without experiencing anxiety? Is staying constantly connected a benefit or a burden? As well as identifying the ways social media is shaping how we behave and relate.”
Stress in a major factor in most people’s lives – but what can we do about it?
- Take a break from social media and your phone
- Get some down time
We are always at risk when it comes to stress – from the environment at work, relationship problems and even family matters. When ignored, too much stress can manifest physically and can even affect your mental health. That’s why, it’s a good idea to relax sometimes, take a break and forget about your worries. Do you know the best way to extend a little extra TLC to yourself? Float therapy is for you.
Floatation therapy is a simple yet effective way to invest in your health and the perfect way to relax. However, if it is your first time to try floatation therapy, you might find the idea of going inside a tank a little bit strange; even make you feel a little unsure.
Here are some tips to help you relax inside a float tank.
- Make sure a towel is accessible from within the tank. You will get salt in your eyes and may need a towel to rub it off, not your hands because it will get burning salt water in your eyes.
- Do not think about the time. If you keep on thinking on how long you are submerged or if it is time to get out, you will not allow yourself to enjoy the experience. Take the time, don’t think about anything else and just enjoy the float.
- Focus on your breathing. Remember your meditation class? Focusing on breathing will help you relax.
- Start with schedule your floating for an hour. Take a break after that. This is advisable if it’s your first time to float. The more times you float, the less time you want to take a break because your body will be fully adjusted to the floating experience.
- Do you have cuts? Don’t forget to use waterproof band aids before you go inside the float tank. The salt in the tank may sting your cuts – so cover up first.
Is stress causing you distress? Floating can help!
Floating is a very simple and cost effective way to deal with your stress, you will be surprised at what a difference it will make to your live.
Remember, floating for the first time may not be what you imagined but one thing is for sure – you will get out of the tank feeling relaxed, especially if you know what to do when inside the tank.
Do you want to try floatation therapy? Contact Skin Plus Floatation Centre Bunbury for all of your floating needs. Call us now to book your very first floatation therapy! We’ll talk you through it, step by step… You won’t be disappointed!