AquaVibe: Sight, Sound, Touch
With what we put our bodies through as street athletes, it’s important we balance it out with some relaxation too. Yesterday, I tried out the AquaVibe at the 20:20 Healing Arts Centre, which is probably the most bizarre experience I’ve ever had to be honest, but it might be right up your street to get you refreshed and relaxed.
The AquaVibe is ‘a dry floatation platform that delivers pure sounds frequencies to the body. A range of sound and light vibrations gently massage and revitalise your body, while relaxing your mind.’
You lie on the bed, they put headphones on you and a pair of dark glasses that have LED lights on the inside. Depending on which treatment you want (I chose ‘re-balance’) a track will play in the headphones. You keep your eyes closed and a light show starts in the glasses, producing all sorts of colours and shapes. The bed vibrates at certain points in the music.
I’ve gotta be honest – I’ve never done drugs, but I imagine this is what LSD would feel like. The whole experience was really trippy. I’m quite sensitive to music so I found it quite overwhelming at first and the lights and colours were really powerful. I relaxed into it, but I think I was probably a little tense for the whole thing.
The premise works off the idea of vibrations and our ‘energies’. Some of the purported benefits include; improved sleep patterns and heart rate variability, lowering blood pressure, lessening anxiety or depression, enhancing creativity and mind-body synchronicity.
I didn’t feel a marked difference in my body or mind state when I got off – it could just be I’m not particularly receptive to this kind of treatment, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be, so I thought I’d share it anyway. If you’re particularly into the idea of vibrations and our energy being a factor in healing etc, this may really be of interest to you.
The 20:20 Healing Arts Centre are having an open day on Saturday 17th August where you can try an AquaVibe treatment for just £25. The only way to find out if it’s for you is to give it a crack.
Check out 20:20 Healing Arts Centre’s Facebook page for info on the open day and be sure to have a look at the website to learn more about the AquaVibe.