As the new year starts, many individuals will be looking to revamp their wellbeing routine. Nashville is full of people, places and organizations that are there to help you on your health and wellness journey. Here, we highlight the places and people in Nashville that can kick start your best year yet!
The popularity of floatation therapy, often within a sensory deprivation tank, has grown significantly in recent years. Each floatation tank contains 1000 pounds of Epsom salt, and the water is kept at what they refer to as ‘skin-receptor’ neutral, which means it perfectly complements your body’s natural temperature. This is all designed to make your body relax, and your mind calms down from 21st-century life. Zane Ritter, the owner of Float Horizen, outlines the many advantages of floating, a technique that was developed in the early 1960s. “To me, the primary benefit is stress relief, tuning out all the noise in our day-to-day reality. Once you allow yourself to be in a state that is essentially free from distractions, it allows your mind and body to become very relaxed.” The floatation tanks offer an ideal environment for mindfulness techniques. “It encourages meditation, so your cortisol levels decrease,” remarks Zane. “Stress can cause so many different anti-inflammatory diseases, so anything we can do to reduce stress will ultimately better our livelihood.”
Pure Sweat Sauna + Float Studio
With four locations in the Nashville area, these studios offer a range of services, including use of their infrared heat saunas. These infrared sauna lounges deliver an abundance of research-based health and healing benefits, including detoxification, pain relief, weight loss, skin health and deep physical and mental relaxation.
Harmonized Brain Center
LENS Neurofeedback (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) is a type of neurofeedback that can read and help the brain self-regulate its brainwaves. This pain-free treatment can help with attention concerns, coping with stress, depression, emotional balance, sleep disorders and concussions. Harmonized Brain Center also provides several other services, such as Foot Detoxing.
These Nashville-based dietitians offer personalized health and wellness services, including nutrition assessments, individualized meal plans, lifestyle coaching, wellness seminars, cooking classes and grocery shopping tours. Co-founder Leah Baker and Allison Tallman (pictured) also provide a free 15-minute consultation on the phone to discuss your wellness goals and how they can help on your health journey.
Rukus Cycling Studio
A brand new indoor cycling studio for Nashville, opening in January 2020. You can enjoy 30, 45 or 60-minute class that pushes your cardio and upper body workout to the next level. If you haven’t tried indoor cycling yet, everyone’s first ride at Rukus is free!
HOTWORX is a virtually instructed exercise program created for users to experience the many benefits of infrared heat absorption while completing a 30-minute isometric workout or 15-min high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session. As the infrared heat penetrates your body causing you to sweat, the isometric postures further accelerate detoxification by physically removing the toxins from your organs through muscle contraction.
Nashville Tai Chi & Wellness
“Originally developed in ancient China as a martial art for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that facilitates health improvement, disease prevention, healing assistance, and spiritual growth. It involves slow, circular movements, as well as mental concentration, breath control, deep relaxation, and meditation,” says the owner of Nashville Tai Chi & Wellness, Ryan Black. “Tai Chi uses slow, gentle, flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles and improve the body’s overall health. While other types of modern exercise might place an emphasis on pushing the body harder and faster, in Tai Chi the emphasis is on pushing slower and softer, making it ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels.”