MIND FIT MARCH | SLOW HOUSE
The Calm Approach to Self Care, with Slow House Bondi
“Self-Care is how you get your power back.”
Travelling at the speed of life
In many ways, we’re so accustomed to the briskness of a modern nonstop life, so caught up in the to-do, so invested in yesterday, tomorrow, and any other time but the now, that we don’t quite realise how fast-paced our days have become.
It’s not until we leave the city for a short weekend getaway, take a step back from our daily routines, become suddenly stopped in our tracks courtesy of a pandemic, or ourselves fall sick and become essentially forced to slow down, that we’re finally able to unplug for a moment, look up, zoom out, and only then notice the extreme velocity we’ve unconsciously adapted to.
We often learn the hard way that downtime is at least as important – and, arguably, more crucial – than uptime. Constant output just isn’t sustainable. Eventually, the cogs begin to jar and judder. And we look around, at times with guilt attached, for fast-fix ways to settle into momentary stillness.
But self-care should be a priority. We deserve it. We need it. So, reframe it as an essential self-service; an investment into ongoing wellbeing so we can continue to fulfill the roles we’ve carved, and tend to the duties under our care.
Self care, and the importance of slowing down
It’s exactly this need for building self-care into our lives that became the spark for co-founders Tash Higham and Jody Coggan to bring Slow House Bondi into being. Slow House was created to help raise awareness around the importance of self-care, and clarify just how much it benefits mind, body and soul. Taking time out of your day for just you, brings with it a world of benefits. Slow House is the place to help find your inner relaxation and switch off from the world, even just for a moment.
Rest. Restore. Rejuvenate. Decelerating modern life with Slow House
by Tash Higham & Jody Coggan
Slow House has been created on the concept of space for self-care. In 2021, more than ever, we believe it is so important to know how to take care of yourself, reward yourself and learn how to put yourself first. Slow House’s main priority is to enable you to do this, even just for a moment, and really see how beneficial this is to one’s everyday mental health. Self-care focusing on Fire, Ice & Light - Together, they help truly allow one to have the ultimate restorative experience and self-care from the inside out.
FIRE: Infrared Sauna Benefits
FIRE comes from infrared sauna bathing; sweating is one of the safest ways to detox the body regularly. The more you sweat, the more toxins you can detox from your body, as long as you are replacing with optimal fluid. We need to sweat every single day! Using infrared lamps directly heat your body from the inside out, providing both physical and psychological benefits that create the ultimate detoxification service. You are given your private suite with a sauna and shower inside, which becomes your area to immerse yourself into the heat. If you are looking to up the ante – book out your own “movement & mindset” session where the floor is yours. The bench is removed to allow room for your yoga mat – take part in provided online Pilates, Shadow Boxing, Yoga or meditation in a Bikram-like environment. An experience that is designed for the ultimate relaxation and self-care. Using the infrared saunas for a 45-minute session has numerous benefits on the body as well as the mind. These include:
Enhancing the recovery of sore muscles
Helps encourage better sleep
Promotes skin healing and rejuvenation