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Come Float Away @ Float Tank Barrie

Found at the lowest point on earth; 423 meters below sea level in a harsh desert climate with a concentration of 34% salt is the world’s original float tank – the Dead Sea.

The rich concentration of salt and minerals has been clinically proven to have great benefits in various health treatments.

Luckily for us here in Barrie the same benefits can be found at Float Tank Barrie.


Imagine floating in 200 gallons of wonderfully warm water enriched with 850 pounds of magnesium rich Epsom salts.

Being inside the light and sound proof tank transports the body and mind into profound relaxation, pain reduction, enhanced creativity and possibly the ability to sleep better.

Focus on breathing or meditation; allow the tensions of life to fall away.  An hour passes in what seems like minutes.

The Studies Began:

 Throughout the centuries people have immersed and floated in mineral pools and hot springs worldwide.

It wasn’t until 1954 that the first actual float tank was developed by a doctor interested in sensory deprivation.

Exciting developments showed that flotation therapy was able to improve treatment of many common psychological conditions.

Great for:

To date the tanks are commonly used to assist with treatments of:

                                                    PTSD      Depression      Rheuatoid Arthritis                                                 

     Spectrum Disorders         Autoimmune Disorder      Fibromyalgia

       Anxiety         Agoraphobia      Circulatory Issues

Then it was discovered that Athletes could achieve an even higher competitive edge by floating while visualizing their “inner game”.

Spending time floating also works wonders helping tired muscles to recuperate by increasing blood circulation – which in turn helps faster recovery times.

So many benefits have been found:

Well Known Benefits Include:

1 hour nap in the tank equals 4 hours of regular sleep

Helps to clarify thought process

Helps to unplug from life

Pain Reduction

Assists with insomnia

Changes “Fight or Flight mode” to “Rest and Recovery mode”

Success Again!

Owners of Float Tank Barrie, Charles and Mitch White have awesome success stories from clients.

Charles explained that one day an elderly woman finished her float and as she was leaving stood holding her hands towards his brother Mitchell in a gesture of welcoming.  Mitchell questioned that all was ok, only to have the woman reply “it’s the first time in years these arthritic hands have been able to open!”

Many “Floaters” find that they have a “Post-Float Glow” for a number of weeks afterwards.

Happy Floating Barrie!

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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Staying Healthy During Lockdown

As we wait for the world to return to a little bit of normal – there are still some things that we can do to better our spirits.

Holistically there are treatments and products available to help take the edge off.

According to the list of businesses permitted to open, regulated health professionals may still provide treatment providing they follow all protocols.  They are allowed to provide in-person service when the anticipated benefits outweigh the risks.

Jeevanaya Wellness at 40 Bell Farm Rd. # 14 has set in place strict COVID protocols for any allowable services.  There are also health related products available as well for curbside pickup.  For more information call Anita!

Here's What's Available at Jeevanaya Wellness

Anita Kaur R.C.R.T

Anita Kaur is a holistic wellness practitioner, trained in Ayurvedic practises from a traditional Ayurveda School in India.  In May 2014, she started Jeevanaya Wellness with a passionate aim to bring Ayurveda to Barrie and surrounding areas.  Ayurveda and Yoga being sister sciences, Anita saw the need to educate the community on this science, which is know as the Mother of Traditional Medicine.  Since then she has given numerous workshops and talks at Georgian College, Yoga Studios and Health Food stores on the subject of Ayurveda.  Anita is also an RCRT (Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist) from RAC.  She combines her Ayurvedic knowlege with conventional reflexology to treat her clients.  As a Yoga teacher, Anita helps her clients with tailored packages combining treatments to heal mind, body and spirit.  She follows her passion by assisting with lifestyle and diet changes, meditation and yoga practises to manifest your best health. This is done through group and on-line classes.  Anita is continously working to expand her circle of wellness and bring like-minded, holistic practitioners to Jeevanaya Wellness Centre.  This will help establish a happier and healthier community.  She continues to study Ayuverda which, she says, “is a vast subject to learn in just one lifetime.”

Stacey Shaw R.M.T.

Stacey Shaw, a registered massage therapist, prides herself on treating the body as a whole.  She puts a strong focus on therapeutic relaxation methods to manage the fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system.  Stacey can help you to manage most soft tissue conditions to relieve pain and increase range of motion.  She will treat conditions including tension headaches, stress relief, posture support, sprains, strains and more.  Stacey graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 1994.  Her deep passion for  learning has driven her to take many post graduate studies including labour support, Reiki, orthopedic massage, Bowen Therapy, Sacred Lomi massage and Egoscue postural alignment.

Ruth Phillips

Ruth inspires others to embrace personal growth, and to achieve fulfilment in their personal and professional lives.  Ruth is a healer, holistic educator and an inspirational speaker.  She has been helping women for over 24 years to become healthier physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  She is a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Practioner and teacher.  She is also a Reiki Master, Reflexologist and Rain Drop Therapy therapist.  Recently she has become a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach ready to help you on your road to being the best healthy you.

Reverend Jessie Brandon

An ordained Metaphysical Minister well known for her time hosting Epiphanies on our local television station, Rev. Jessie offers you the Truthwell Community.  

Truthwell offers spiritual gatherings on the 2nd and 4th week each month.  This is a non-denominational gathering place with guest speakers, meditation and spiritual information and learnings.  Truthwell offers a host of very insightful workshops to attend as well.  This is a wonderful place for anyone who is on a spiritual path or is searching for answers.  The Truthwell Community also offers the Healing Parlour where Rev. Jessie offers intuitive energy healing in her in-home parlour. Lastly the Community also offers Touchstone Moments where as a Life Cycle Celebrant, Rev. Jessie performs Weddings, Celebrations of Life and Blessings for many occassions.

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The definition of Reiki is spiritual or Universal energy.  The word Reiki is used to describe a hands-on (or distance) channeling of energy to promote well-being.  Reiki has been used for centuries to support the body’s natural balancing of energies.  The practice can help alleviate many physical and emotional issues by assisting the healing process.  At Jeevanaya Wellness Centre, ( your Practioner works with your Prana (energy).  They are trained to be able to channel the proper amount of energy to where it’s needed within you.  In some ways Reiki could be described as an internal air and ether – something that you can’t see, but can feel.

Using Reiki as a part of your Holistic health care can influence body, mind, spirit and emotions.  These influences often happen simultaneously.  Positive effects are found mainly in four areas:  acute/chronic pain, pain and well being during cancer treatment, stress, anxiety and depression.  During your Reiki visit you will be in a very peaceful room, lying fully clothed, comfortably on a table.  Your Practioner will place their hands lightly on or over specific areas of your head, limbs and torso.  During this time the Practioner hands often become warm and tingle.  Their hands are held there until they sense that the energy has completed flowing.  Then they move to a different area.  Clients feel a release of stress and they go into a deep relaxation which takes the body into self-healing mode.  Book you Reiki appontments at:

For Couple’s Reiki special for the month of November and December, click here:  

30 minutes of Reiki PLUS 30 minutes of Reflexology:


Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic process which understands that we have reflexes in our feet that connect to glands and organs within our bodies known to relieve tension, improve circulation and support the body to function properly.  The practice of Reflexology helps to manage pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress as well as hormonal and  digestive issues.  The effects of the treatment are uniquely different for each person.  A session begins with a brief health history and explanation of the treatment.  You’ll be asked to lay on the table – fully clothed, without socks, on a massage table in a comfortable position.  The Practioner’s trained hands will detect and tiny deposits and imbalances that they’ll work on to release blockages.  This is one of the safest and least invasive therapeutic practices of all.  Your session will last for 60  minutes and all points on both sides of the body will be stimulated through acupressure points through the feet.  Clients find reduced stress, improved relaxation, released tension, decreased pain along with increased  mobility.  


                                                                         There are specials ( available now!                                                          Special fee for seniors who will commit to at least twice a month Reflexology sessions.  Registered Reflexology regular fee. Receips for insurance issued (check with your insurance company)                                                                                                                                                                           November and December 2020 Specials

Open for business!!

Barrie uncovered would like to congratulate Jeevanaya Wellness on having their grand opening. They were the first business to have a grand opening and ribbon-cutting event in Barrie in the past 6 months. We would like to wish them much success in their endeavor. The event was a great turnout, and Multiple vendors from local businesses were set up. They had food from Tandoori Kingdom, and dancers entertained the crowd!!

Jeevanaya wellness practices traditional Ayurvedic treatments. Ayurveda is traditional medicine and natural healing system that came into existence about 5000 years ago in India. Ayurveda a life science designed to educate people on how to take care of their health on their own and live a healthy life. Ayurvedic therapy helps to promote human happiness, inner peace and calmness, a balanced mind, and an uplifted spirit. Ayurveda helps to rejuvenate the body and enhances the feeling of well being. People came to the event to gain knowledge of this unique medical practice.

The event offered education and consultations from their highly skilled and well experienced Ayurvedic professionals and therapists. They offer an extensive range of treatments and therapies including…

  • Yoga & meditation
  • Hot stone massages
  • Spine therapy
  • Head massages
  • Ayurvedic back massages
  • Deep tissue sports massages.

For more information you can visit their website, Facebook, or Instagram page