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.