The concept of “wellness” dates back to the 1950s when a Dr Halbert Dunn began using the term “high level wellness” to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit, expressed through purposive behaviour that helped a person reach their potential.
The concept became popular in the 1970s when the first wellness programs began. They emphasised pro-active maintenance of good health (prevention) rather than the dominant medical model of reactive treatment of ill-health.
The concept is now being expanded to include the idea of people controlling their own health. Rather than letting a doctor decide what’s good for them and telling them what to do, people may work with a range of health providers including doctors, physiotherapists, nutritionists, counsellors and even alternative medicine, customising their own program to maximise their overall quality of life and wellness.
The Floating Forest has a place in that concept: we believe that the stresses and pressures of modern life are damaging to health and creativity and that they should be periodically washed away, to allow a person to regain wellness.
Everything we do at The Floating Forest is devoted to helping our guests shed stress, relax and be their best selves. It’s our part in improving wellness, one guest at a time.