Alternative Therapies, Floatation Tanks and Staffordshire Ironman 70.3

On the show we interviewed Sally Rosemarie who practices various alternate therapies.

Mark Smethurst who has recently opened Time to Float in Stafford which has floatation tanks.

And finally we interviewed our own Craig Baxter who is doing the upcoming Staffordshire Ironman 70.3

Listen to their interviews by clicking the link at the bottom but here is a little about them…

Sally Rosemarie of Escential Health, offers a wide range of holistic complementary therapies and retreats at the Cannock Chase Healing Retreat in a quaint Victorian cottage in Little Haywood on the edge of Cannock Chase. She specialises in energy healing including Precision Reiki and Phytobiophysics Flower Remedies – which she teaches to individuals and therapists and which can help physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

If you are looking to take time out from a busy schedule, de-stress, re-charge your batteries and be nurtured with relaxing therapies in a peaceful environment, contact Sally Rosemarie on:

07711 649175


So what is Floatation?

Floatation is lying on a bed of 10″ water, heated up to body temperature, and is laden with 500kg of Epsom Salts. This is more dense than the dead sea, and therefore you float, and hence the term ‘floatation therapy.’

Inside the pod it is dark, and when using the earplugs provided, there is no sound. These things combine to ‘fool’ the brain into sleep mode.
This allows the oxygen to be transported around the blood quicker, which helps the body repair itself. People who suffer back, knee or neck pain in particular should notice an improvement after floating.

The benefits of Floatation:
Just 60 minutes in one of our float pods can…
REDUCE: Blood Pressure, Heart rate, Muscle Tension, Back Pain, Stress, Jet Lag, Insomnia
IMPROVE: Cardio-Vascular Efficiency, Oxygen and Blood Supply (dilates veins, arteries and capillaries), Concentration Strength and Span, Creative powers, Supply of Nutrients to Every cell in the Human Body.
STRENGTHEN: Immune System, Self-Confidence, General Feeling of Well Being
ACCELERATE: Recovery from Exercise, Sports, Illness and Injury
PROTECT AGAINST: Symptoms of Asthma, All Gastro-Intestinal and Cardio-Vascular Disorders, Migraines, Chronic Back Pain, The Risk of Heart Attacks & Strokes.

A lot of pregnant women (in their second and third trimester) experience true relaxation when they float, as pregnancy takes a toll on every muscle in their body, especially their torso. Ironically, the times they get a chance to rest is when the baby becomes more active, and it’s weight continues to put stress on their muscles.

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Craig Baxter is training for the Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 and he has found that mixing his training up cycling, swimming, running and strength work, have really benefitted him and has helped him avoid injury.

Craig is raising money for Katherine House Hospice. You can sponsor him by clicking on the following link…


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