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Float Your Stress Away at the Blue Lagoon Float and Spa
Adelaide is now home to Australia’s largest luxury floatariums with the opening of Blue Lagoon Float and Spa’s second branch at Hyde Park.
I’m a big fan of spas and I don’t think I’ll survive a single month without getting my deep tissue massages. For some, going to spas is nothing but leisure and luxury. But for me, it’s more of a routine of wellness. As I always say, if I don’t get my monthly massages, I’ll probably fall sick. Like, seriously.
I’ve been to various types of spas including luxury wellness resorts, but a couple of months, I’ve tried something for the very first time: “floatation therapy” at the Blue Lagoon Float and Spa (132 King William Rd, Hyde Park SA 5061).
It was something unorthodox for me: a new age form of relaxation, floating in a pool filled with magnesium sulphate, aka pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salts. The therapy aims to help relieve stress, anxieties, insomnia, and body pain among others.
I came to their spa with my friend, Kyzeen. We were greeted by their very gracious owner, Trina Tramarchi, who ushered us to our floatation room. While walking inside, I was simply amazed by the general vibe and interiors of Blue Lagoon — it was clean, cosy, and stylish.
The floatation room itself was quite spacious with a couple of showers and a pool designed for a maximum of two floating people. Read: floating, not swimming.
I didn’t get it at first. What do you do once you start floating?
Kyzeen and I spent about 45 minutes in the pool with some relaxing music in the background. We were meant to be silent while floating, but both of us, chatterboxes, couldn’t.
Although I needed to moisturise my skin too after getting marinated in a pool of salt, fascinating enough, I felt “lighter” in every aspect of the word immediately after the session.
On the Blue Lagoon Float & Spa’s website, they’ve listed these floatation therapy benefits:
- Relieve pain from injuries, arthritis, tension, fibromyalgia, migraines, pms, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy tension, bursitis
- Improves skin conditions such as eczema & psoriasis
- Improves blood circulation and the distribution of oxygen and nutrients
- Reduces blood pressure, pulse and heart rate
- Balances your metabolism and hormones
- Accelerates recovery from strenuous exercise and sports
- Decreases production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline
- Detoxifies the body
- Epsom salts have a natural anti-inflammatory effect on the body
- Boosts immune function
Aside from floatation, Blue Lagoon also offers other spa treatments such as massages, facials, spray tans, sauna, and crystal floats.
To learn more about them, visit: www.bluelagoonfloatandspa.com.au.
I’ve briefly interviewed Trina right after our session. Watch the video here:
Other photos supplied by Blue Lagoon Float and Spa and Mercy Me Marketing.