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Oct 4, 2020

Coronavirus, Stress and Floating for Health

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As Melbourne slowly emerges from lockdown life and with COVID-19 at the top of everyone’s mind, so is protecting yourself against it once we leave the comfort of our homes. 

One of our main goals upon re-opening is to help people manage their stress and that has never been truer than during high-stress events like this situation we’re all experiencing and witnessing with COVID-19.

We intend to contribute to the health and safety of our valued customers and team in this unusual global crises while remaining grounded, clear and calm. 

We want to assure you that we are as proactive as we can when it comes to disinfection protocols and education surrounding COVID-19. It has always been and will always be paramount to us that you feel safe about coming to our space to rest, relax and heal.

One thing we can learn from Coronavirus is the importance of self-care to maintain a healthy immune system. 

How to tank up your immune system

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A strong and healthy immune system is truly your best defence against any cold, flu or virus, including COVID-19. While you may know that floatation therapy promotes pain and stress relief, as well as several other health benefits, did you know that floating also strengthens the immune system?

Science has well established the undeniable link connecting stress levels and immune function, which is why you may find yourself more susceptible to illness when you have too much on your plate. Stress raises cortisol and thereby depletes the immune system. 

How Float therapy boosts your immune system

For obvious reasons, this is probably the most critical time to be managing your self-care, not just for your well-being, but for everyone. ⁣

Chronic stress and poor sleep are 2 of the most significant factors that can compromise your immune system. ⁣

Floating can directly support both of these variables; stress and poor sleep. Floating has a potent relaxation response that encourages healthy immune function by minimising stress hormones circulating throughout the body, and it does this very quickly and naturally by the unique sensory reduced environment. ⁣

One of the most commonly reported side-effects of Floating is improved sleep. Again, most likely do to reducing the levels of stress hormones in your body, which can compromise the immune system.⁣⁣

Taking 60 minutes in a float tank allows the central nervous system to become very calm, and can allow for better functioning of the immune system. This supports healthier sleep, a vital part of maintaining overall health. ⁣

⁣The meditative aspect of floating can create greater mental clarity and calmness as well, which will further support healthy sleep and overall better decision making. ⁣

We encourage you not just to maintain your self-care but maybe even step it up a bit. Not only for your well-being, to continue providing for yourself and your family, but also for the community effect you have within the collective. ⁣

People need to remain healthy to be able to continue working and supporting their communities, again, for the good of all.

What else can you do to boost your immunity?

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If you are worried about getting sick, there are several other things you can do to help improve your immunity. Starting with eating healthy, organic high-quality foods, clean drinking water, and boost your immune system with herbs. 

Findings ways to lead a less stressful life is critical. Taking care of yourself by nourishing your mind, body and spirit, not just once in a while or when you realise you desperately need it, but every single day. It means finding a balance and making space in your everyday life to allow yourself to do the things that you love and make you feel at peace. As we begin to open our studio again, we will continue to run online yoga and meditation classes to assist you with your mindfulness practice.

All of that will keep your immune system healthy and ward of illness. It is also important to remember that flu symptoms are our body getting rid of the toxins; it is its natural cleansing system. 

We are here to support our community and encourage you all to make your physical and mental health a priority right now.

Thank you for staying with us at Liquid Room for faster recovery and better health. 

We look forward to helping you soon in the future, feel better and remain healthier naturally!