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City Cave relaxation therapy floated for working mums

Daniel Bouwmeester    May 7, 2023    3 min read   

In anticipation of Mother’s Day, we sat down with Director of City Cave Springfield Kathy Rees and asked about her experiences as a working mum.

She also reveals one of her greatest inspirations – her mum!

Q: What attracted you to become a franchisee with City Cave?

A: I have been using Float Therapy for many years prior to becoming a part of the City Cave family.

I am passionate about health and wellbeing, and found that Float Therapy offered a natural alternative to keep my stress levels at bay, to relieve those aches and pains, and give me a chance to disconnect from the everyday and connect with myself.

Q: What has been the most significant barrier throughout your career? 

A: I believe that the most significant barrier for me, especially in the last 15 years, was the fact that I was a single parent with two young children.

Trying to juggle the logistics of building a career and a future for my little family was quite stress-inducing and there were times I did not step forward for roles due to the demanding pace required and extracurricular responsibilities.

Q: How could businesses support other women and mothers in their organisations?

A: COVID-19 has demonstrated that it is possible to work from home and/or explore other flexible working arrangements.

I would like to see this option retained in the future, so rather than having to take a “sick day” to stay at home, be given the opportunity to investigate other options to enable the workflow to continue whilst also fulfilling parental or family obligations.

Q: Lastly, are there any women in business or leadership positions who have inspired you throughout your life, and why?

A: My mum has been the biggest inspiration to me, showing me that you can have a career and a family too. She always encouraged me and told me I could do anything I set my mind to.

My other inspiration has been a friend of mine who has her own successful business in the financial planning space, which is a very male-dominated sector.

She is dynamic, confident, leads from the heart and inspires me to be a better person and a better leader.

City Cave relaxation therapy floated for working mums

Why not treat your mum to a fabulous float therapy session at City Cave? A City Cave Gift Card is the perfect experience gift, valid at over 50 locations across Australia. Visit www.citycave.com.au/giftcards.

City Cave Float & Wellness Centre Springfield is located at 4/1 Springfield Lakes Blvd, Springfield Lakes.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.