APRÈS TFP – Wim Hof Inspired and Australia’s First Snow Room Coming Soon to Newstead

Global market leaders, TechnoAlpin, in collaboration with Cavcorp and TFP, have just completed installation of Australia’s first ever Snow Room which makes powdery fresh snow at -11°C that can be massaged into your skin whilst overlooking the rooftop pool of Cavcorp’s latest Newstead Development.

The Wim Hof inspired snow room method has multiple positive effects including enhancing the immune system, blood vessel training, cardiovascular system, detoxification and fat burning, mental strength, pain relief and regeneration after sport.

Immune system: Application of the cold is one of the most effective methods for stimulating the immune system and promoting the body’s natural defense system. Regular application of the cold strengthens and trains the body’s defenses. Harmful free radicals can be fought off more effectively by increasing the oxygen supply to the tissue and improving the circulation. The body is less prone to colds and flu-like infections.

Blood vessel training: When heat is applied, the blood vessels dilate. Rapid cooling in the SnowRoom will cause them to contract again. Alternating between hot and cold stimuli trains the blood vessels and valve functions. The elastic connective tissue is strengthened similar to muscle training. This can prevent circulatory disorders.

Cardiovascular system: The cardiovascular system is progressively stimulated by the cooling process in the SnowRoom. After leaving the SnowRoom, the heart rate actually falls below the level it was at before entering the sauna in most cases. The use of the SnowRoom is roughly equivalent to the physical exertion experienced by a person weighing 75 kg walking at 8 km/h on a flat surface for about 20 minutes. Individuals with a cardiovascular condition should seek medical advice.

Detoxification and fat burning: The muscles work harder due to increased metabolism. The accelerated circulation supplies the tissues with oxygen and promotes the renewal of body cells. The tissue is strengthened and the skin becomes firmer.

Mental strength: Whereas heat tends to lead to lethargy and fatigue, the cold has an invigorating, activating effect. The dry cold in the SnowRoom balances the vegetative nervous system in particular and improves concentration and memory function. At the same time, the use of cold also has a soothing effect when excitement is heightened. In times of stress, the use of cold is particularly beneficial and the ability to sleep is improved.

Pain relief: The cold temporarily reduces the sensation of pain, providing relief for both muscle and joint pain. As a result, the body releases positive messenger substances, namely endorphins and serotonin. Joint mobility is improved. Regular use of the method (every two weeks) is recommended for long-term results.

Regeneration after sport: The use of cold increases the ability to regenerate after sport. Vascular training and the detoxifying effect on the muscles allows the body to recover more quickly after exercise.

With Self-care being one of Cavcorp’s and TFP core tenets, creating a unique experience as a way to recover is inspired by restorative outdoor settings in destinations such as Iceland and Norway simulating real snow made from air and water – no artificial additives. And all of this is possible thanks to patented technology and constant temperatures ranging from -5 to -11°C. It snows overnight so that the room is ready and waiting in the morning.

Aussies Flock to Queensland at Fastest Pace in 20 Years

Queensland’s status as Australia’s population magnet has been strengthened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with annual net interstate migration for the Sunshine State at its highest level in almost 20 years.

Although overseas migration has fallen considerably after international borders were mostly closed in early 2020, lockdowns in NSW and Victoria took their toll on many southerners and they headed for warmer climes and a relatively COVID-free existence.

Net interstate migration to Queensland in the year to June 2021, the most recent data available, reached 30,939. That was the largest annual increase since the 35,498 in 2004. A net figure of 9,728 in the December quarter of 2020 was the highest rise on a quarterly basis since December 2003.

Extended lockdowns in NSW and Victoria over the past two years of the coronavirus pandemic have been cited anecdotally as the reason for southerners packing up and moving north of the Tweed.

Treasurer Cameron Dick said Queensland’s job creation and strong economy would continue to be a lure for southerners even if the state was no longer COVID-free.

“Queensland’s strong health response and nation-leading economic recovery from COVID-19 have once again shown the rest of Australia that Queensland is the place to be,” Mr Dick said.

“Through the pandemic, more than 30,000 people from other parts of Australia have decided to make Queensland the place they live and work – the equivalent of a new city the size of Gladstone in just 12 months.”

Queensland’s estimated population growth of 1 per cent for 2021-22 is expected to rise to 1.25 per cent in 2022-23, according to the mid-year budget update released in December.

The influx of migrants is helping to fuel Queensland’s economy, which is expected to grow by 3.25 per cent this financial year, up from the 2.75 per cent predicted in last June’s budget.

Queensland’s house prices have increased by about 25 per cent in the past year, but are still cheaper than in Sydney and Melbourne. The surge in property prices is expected to continue through to the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.

Ms Rohan said she expected the attractions of moving to Queensland to continue regardless of the spread of the omicron variant.