“We are embedding health and well-being at the heart of our business strategy because our people are our greatest asset, and we recognize that a healthy, happy and committed workforce is vital to our business success.” – Alex Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Hi everyone! My name is Nina Zetchus and I opened Luna Float, Chilliwack’s first and only Float Therapy Wellness Centre just a year and a half ago now (October 2017). We are located in Garrison Village, so come by and check us out – we love giving tours of our facility. Prior to my leap into entrepreneurship I had been working at a local credit union for just over 10 years. I loved what I did and had a great group of coworkers but I still got burnt-out from time to time and even had to take time off (stress leave). I learned the hard way just how bad stress can ravage the body and mind if left unchecked. Ignoring stress does not work, in my case it left my immune system weak and I was catching everything (it seemed) from the common cold, to shingles, Rubella, and pneumonia. I had low to no energy and at one point a doctor wanted to put a pacemaker in me. While this was a dark time for me, it was also when I eventually discovered alternatives for health and wellness, and you guessed it – floating!
What is Floating?
Float Therapy, or simply “Floating”, is based on a scientific approach to deep relaxation called Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique or R.E.S.T. for short. People float for many many different reasons, including stress and anxiety relief, relaxation, meditation, enhanced healing and recovery, pain management, creative exploration, introspection and mental conditioning. Our (locally manufactured) float tanks contain 11” of water and 1100 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate). This creates a very dense solution that allows the body to float effortlessly, minimizing the forces of gravity to deliver a feeling of weightlessness and relieve joints and muscles. The water is heated and maintained to body temperature so you can’t tell where the body ends and the water begins.
How Does it Work?
It’s really quite easy! Float Therapy promotes relaxation and mindfulness and it can help lower the stress hormone cortisol which can result in better sleep, stronger immune system, and improve one’s overall mood! These benefits could directly translate into a boost in morale at your workplace! I mean that’s all sciency and stuff but just the act of implementing a “health and wellness plan” for your employees shows you care and value them which should lift spirits to begin with. A healthy employee is a happy employee (and vice versa) and those positive moods spread, creating a positive environment all around (which sounds a lot better then spreading the common cold).
Sleeping better, and the stress reducing/immune boosting effects of floating can result in reduced absenteeism and potentially an increase in productivity! Healthy employees are typically more present, more focused, have more energy and are able to concentrate more efficiently on their work. Employee turnover can be frustrating and costly, but by implementing ‘wellness offerings’ and cultivating a supportive and nurturing workplace, you just may increase loyalty to boot! We hear about professional athletes who floats for visualization benefits prior to a competition, so who do you know who could channel that type of focus towards a large project or envisioning their goals?
Implement ‘Floating’ into Your Workplace Wellness Regime Now!
- Purchase a Luna Float Workplace Wellness Package:
24 floats -$960 ($40/float)
12 floats -$540 ($45/float)
6 floats – $300 ($50/float)
3 floats – $165 ($55/float)
1 float – $75/float
- Book our space for a more private, customized Executive Retreat experience
- Establish a VIP promo code that can be shared with your team for discounted floats
- Have something else in mind? We would love to work with you to find a perfect fit for you and your businesses needs!
Are YOU floating yet?
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