We live in go mode these days. Our legs don't stop on the bike and our minds don't stop going all day. And now with the holidays ahead, there's no better time to find some rejuvenation for our bodies and minds. We’ve compiled a list of 5 places around Nashville to take some time out and focus on relaxing, healing, and treating yourself. These make great gifts, too!
Float Horizen Nashville
Float Horizen is a float center and alternative therapy spa that just opened in our building in East Nashville, right next to our studio! It is a place where you can completely disconnect from life’s daily pressures, focusing instead on the unity and awareness of the mind and body’s inner workings. Float tanks create a zero-gravity, sensory deprivation environment designed to help individuals enhance overall health and wellbeing. Float therapy has been proven to have a multitude of emotional, physical, and mental benefits, including chronic pain relief, a strengthened immune system, muscle and bone regeneration, stress relief, and enhanced creativity.
The Epsom Salts in the float tanks not only create buoyancy, which reduces the sensation of gravity up to 80%, they are also absorbed into the skin and help detoxify the body. By removing the sensation of gravity, light, and sound, it allows the body to fall into a dream like state, known as Theta mode. With the absence of energy being spent on processing your environment, it allows the body to rest, recuperate, and heal. Book a float here!
The Sweat House is a luxury infrared sauna studio, where each patron may book a 30 minutes session in a private sauna pod in order to sweat and detoxify the body. Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Along with detoxifying the body of harmful toxins we may contract from our air, water, or soil, there are multiple benefits to using the Infrared Sauna, including anti-aging and skin rejuvenation, weight loss, sports recovery, stress reduction, pain relief, lower blood pressure, improved circulation, wound healing, reduces cellulite, and the treatment of chronic diseases.
As for how it works, far infrared light is part of the sun’s invisible spectrum- so when you’re laying on the beach and start to feel all warm, that’s the far infrared heat. It is not to be confused with UV rays, which is the harmful rays from the sun that cause skin burning and damage. Far infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to heat newborn babies. The Far Infrared Sauna used at the Sweat House heats the body and penetrates deeply into joints, muscles, and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. Book a sweat here!
Blending the practices and teachings of yoga and full body massage, relaxation, and healing, the Lotus Room offers a unique experience for all over de-stressing. Known as An Ayurveda Healing Studio, the Lotus Room practices on the belief that “healing is both an art+a science, and it is the divine mission of this studio to help leave the world better than we found it.” From using traditional Indian holistic medical treatments to offering a yoga massage, providing Ayurveda Lifestyle Counseling and putting on workshops, this is an environment where the focus is holistic healing of the mind, body, and spirit.
The Lotus Room doesn’t want to just provide a one time massage, it strives to incorporate Ayurveda into every aspect of its business as well as teaching all of its patrons simple ways they can lead a more Ayurvedic lifestyle. Book a massage here!
A natural beauty and wellness shop focused on products that are good for you and make you feel good too, Lemon Laine is located in East Nashville run by owner Laura Lemon. You can go in and purchase quality, all natural products right off the shelves or book an appointment at the oil bar. The Lemon Laine Oil Bar recognizes that no two skin types or people are the same, and strive to create a unique beauty regimen that will be catered to your skin. The Oil Bar houses a vast assortment of seed, nut, and plant oils that the customer is free to touch and smell while Lemon Laine creates a formula that will suit your unique beauty goals.
Blending a unique business idea, with a chic and relaxing environment, Lemon Laine is your answer to skin care crafted specifically for your beauty needs. Stop by to shop or book your oil bar experience here!
Music City Cryo
Cryotherapy may seem like the newest trend to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and circulation, however, modern application of cryotherapy began in Japan in the 1970’s to treat rheumatoid arthritis. How cryotherapy works is you enter a hexagonal shaped chamber, where an adjustable platform will ensure that your head remains outside at all times. Then, nitrogen vapor is introduced to the chamber, dropping the temperatures as low as -270F. Cryotherapy treatment is administered for 3 minutes max, during which time the skin sends signals to the brain, which stimulates physical reactions and activates naturally occurring healing processes.
Cryotherapy has been said to have many of the same benefits as sweat therapy, including reduced inflammation, relief of muscle soreness, increased energy, increase in circulation and an increase in endorphins. Book your session here!