Floating at Beyond Rest is a calming experienceBlog » Floating at Beyond Rest is a calming experience
Beyond Rest floatation tank. Photo: Supplied
November 11.2015 12:00 am
BY Jemimah Clegg
Beyond Rest touts a unique environment free from distractions, allowing you to completely switch off and relax. Floating in the sensory deprivation tanks is said to relieve stress, high blood pressure and muscle pain.
The newly built premises in a warehouse on a little back street in Prahran is a calming space. I’m shown to my private room with a shower and the float tank.
The tank does look rather sci-fi, and I fight not to make The Simpsons joke most newbies probably go with (you know the one where Homer and Lisa get in the tanks, except Homer’s ends up being towed away?).
I’m left to have a shower and then hop into the tank. The light stays on at first even when I pull the door down, and music plays for about 10 minutes. Then the lights and music turn off.
I must admit, at first I am super-bored. I’m one of those fidgety people who always needs to be doing something, and I find it hard to switch my brain off. I start swooshing my limbs around in the salty, buoyant water for something to keep me occupied.
Eventually my brain does switch off, and I get a sense of clarity and calm. My sore neck and shoulders feel less so, particularly the next day – which is when the full effects are meant to come out.
The pain factor
I had a little cut on my ankle that I forgot about, which stung a bit when I got in the salt water, but they provide you with Vaseline to help with that.
Who should try it?
Anyone who wants clarity and relief from stress.
It’s $79 for the one-hour float. Longer floats and packages are also available.
Would i do it again?
I think I would – I could get better at not fidgeting, and learn to switch off.
26 Regent Street, Prahran. 9521 4963
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