"Adulting" is hard. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association's latest report, 75-percent of adults say they experienced moderate to high levels of stress in the past month and nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past year.
Now a new Belle Meade business, Pure Sweat + Float Studio lets you float your worries away.
It's an exercise in relaxation and it starts with warm water, an Epsom salt solution and weightlessness.
Floatation therapy has been around for decades but this new float studio is taking the concept to a new level.
"When there's no pressure or gravity on your back, your spine, and your joints, everything gets to rest, relax, reset," says owner Candice Bruder.
Good news for those looking to ease aches and pains. According to the American Chiropractic Association, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain alone.
"You have that buoyancy so it's very healing. You're getting a lot of pain control, pain relief from it," said frequent "floater" Janelle Sullivan.
The "evolution pods" are not cheap. They can cost upwards of 30-thousand dollars and are same ones used in the training centers for the New England Patriots, U.S. Navy Seals, and elite float centers around the country.
"It really is amazing. You really can unplug," said Sullivan, "You don't have your phone. You're body is on top of the water you can't believe it's actually happening."
If floating isn't your thing, not to worry. How about therapeutic light?
"We are actually the only studio in Nashville that offers a full-spectrum infrared sauna," said Bruder.
Infrared is an invisible wavelength of light. Now, this therapy is also available at the studio.
Bruder is a recent Nashville newcomer and says she brought the idea in from New York, "In New York I was always a fan of sweat lodges and a big believer in the sweat lodges and saunas and just the detoxifying elements and benefits of sweating. Then I learned about infrared sauna therapy that takes it to a whole new level."
A traditional sauna sits at about 180-degrees but a full-spectrum infrared sauna sits at about 140-degrees. Bruder's are so high-tech you can even check your Twitter feed or watch your favorite Netflix show during your sauna session.
She insists, the therapy can help with weight loss and detoxification, cell health and even anti-aging.