Looking for a relaxing way to heal your aches and pains? Interested in trying out ballroom dancing? From infrared saunas and BioMats to swing classes, the Wellness360 team has got you covered!

Swing Dance Lessons at IndepenDance

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Of the seven team members who attended this class, only one of us had ever taken a swing lesson before, so we were all relatively new to this type of partner dancing.

It was a beginner’s class, so Liz Nelson, a certified professional Ballroom instructor, started us off

slow, introducing us to the basic rock step and triple step. Once we got the hang of that, we coupled up to try it out! There were more women than men in the class, so we took turns switching partners so each of us had a chance to try out the different sides of the partner steps.

After mastering the basics, Liz guided us through a couple of turning steps, which were a little more complicated. But once we got them down, we definitely felt accomplished! During the last few minutes, Liz turned on some fun tunes and let us practice what we had learned, combining basic steps with different turning steps. We weren’t experts by the end of class, but we were all intrigued and interested in returning for another class!

In a nutshell: Don’t be afraid to try this class out without a partner! There are plenty of other people who attended without a partner and the instructor will be sure to make sure everyone has someone to practice with.

The Infrared Sauna and BioMat at Floating Lotus Therapeutic Spa and Health Center

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We really weren’t sure what to expect before entering the infrared sauna, mainly because we had confused saunas with steam rooms! (For those of you who, like us, did not know the difference between the two, steam rooms use wet heat while saunas use dry heat.) Once we learned the difference between the two, we were ready to try it out.

We spent about 30 minutes in the sauna and were pleasantly surprised that it never got unbearably hot like we were expecting. Aside from providing health benefits such as pain relief, skin purification and detoxification at a cellular level, the infrared provided us with a soothing heat that had us sweating without feeling overheated.

The infrared sauna at Floating Lotus accommodates three, but our third decided to give the BioMat a try instead of the sauna. The BioMat uses Far Infrared light and negative ion therapy to reduce inflammation, increase circulation and promote relaxation, among other benefits. She simply laid in a darkened room on the BioMat, which gives off a gentle heat, for 30 minutes and she definitely felt relaxed at the end!

In a nutshell: If you are looking for a relaxing way to improve circulation and relieve muscle pain, definitely give the sauna a try. If you want to avoid sweating though, we would recommend the BioMat.