Beyond Rest Install 4 i-sopods in their newest Float Centre in Collingwood, Melbourne
17 February 2017
We’re happy to have recently provided 4 pods for Beyond Rest in Australia for their latest float centre.
Beyond Rest opened their first centre in Perth in late 2013, they chose the i-sopod and had 3 units put in that first location. Very quickly they reached an extraordinary occupancy level as they grabbed the awareness of the people of Perth and educated them about floating and the numerous benefits.
Since then they’ve opened a second centre in Perth with 4 pods, moved out east to Melbourne where they have another 4 pods centre in Prahran and also opened their first franchise in Brisbane also with 4 pods.
The Collingwood centre sees them up to 5 float centres nationwide with another one close to being ready to order pods and a number of franchise centres getting close to fruition.
There’s no doubt that Beyond Rest are one of the great success stories of commercial floating anywhere in the world.
Before opening Virginia High Performance, a training facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, Jeff Nichols and Alex Oliver were both long serving members of the US Navy SEALs where they experienced multiple concussions.
Alex Oliver worked as the Chief Performance Officer when the SEALs took their first i-sopod delivery. Seeing how floating helped hundreds of Special Forces Operators recover from concussion they went one step further, producing equipment to read what was happening to the brain during a float session. Readings showed that personnel recovered more quickly from concussions. Memory was improved. Chronic pain was less so many users were able to stop medication. They also showed that floating accelerated learning.
For 3 decades the Australian Institute of Sport has led the world in terms of sports science and peak performance.
Since 1993 they have utilised the floatation tank for their athletes.
Their expertise has seen Australia punch way above their weight on the world sporting scene, with a population that has only recently topped 20 million the nation has excelled at Olympic Games and in a multitude of team sports… Rugby Union, Rugby League, Cricket, netball and cycling to name a few.
Floating maximises the benefits of fitness training and workouts. While exercise stimulates muscle growth, the strengthening process itself occurs 30 to 40 hours after the work out. The deep physical relaxation achieved in the float tank can improve circulation and accelerate the growth and regeneration of muscle tissue.
Physical exercise can cause a build up of lactic acid, which is often experienced as pain and cramp in the muscles, and has been linked with the feelings of depression known as ‘post-game letdown‘ which can affect even part-time joggers.