Floatation for Athletes
Recovery & Optimization
Millions of people around the world play sports and exercise, from the elite professional athlete to the beginner who just starting a walking program for general health and wellness benefits.
Floatation can benefit all of these individuals by enhancing their performance, improving their conditioning, speeding the recovery, preventing injury, and assisting in maintaining peek.
The floatation tank has been used in various area of sports medicine for a many years now. With its distinctive combination of physical, emotional and mental benefits which optimizes the athlete’s performance in every way.
Floatation Speeds up Recovery
Exercise is important for everyone, but so is recovery. Research has shown that in relation to exercise and athletic participation floatation:
Speed the healing process by taking the pressure off strained bones, joints, and muscles and increase the flow of the blood circulating through the body, it basically compresses the recovery time from days to only hours.
Floating Prevents Injuries
The most common sports injuries are sprains. Prevention is the best way to avoid sprains, working out at high level without proper rest intervals can lead to long-term injury. In fact, a severe sprain or tear can keep you from the gym for weeks, While in float tanks, your body is completely at rest. the lack of external stimuli signals your body to enter a very deep state of whole body relaxation. And the more relaxed the body is, the less likely you are to suffer sprains when active.
Train The Mind… The Body Will Follow
Floating works so well to improve an athlete’s mental training which is why the best athletes in the world float.
World Champion NBA All-Star Player Stephen Curry is a big fan of floating, in a short clip on how he deals with pressures and expectations with the help of the tank.
"Lots of benefits to the Pod, floatation tank, not only physical, but also mental wellness, it is the only place in the world that can eliminate all the senses, to be able to master your thoughts, to be able to calm your body down" Steph Curry
Scientific Research has found that floatation helps athletes with:
World-Class Athletes Who Floats
Many world-class athletes float on a regular basis due to the unique body and mind benefits
they get from it:
Stephen Curry uses a sensory deprivation pod to clear his mind
We’re all familiar with how Stephen Curry physically prepares for his role as an MVP-caliber basketball player. But, what we don’t often get to see is Curry training the hardest part of his game—his mind. ‘Overcome’ tells the story of Stephen Curry training his mind to deal with pressures and expectations as he prepares for the post season.
JJ Watt Uses Float Therapy for Athletic Recovery
More athletes that float:
Related Scientific Research:
"Effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation on intercollegiate tennis performance."
By: McAleney, P. J., Barabasz, A. & Barabasz, M. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1990
REST for Muscle Contraction Headaches: A Comparison of Two REST Environments Combined with Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training
By: Rzewnicki R., Wallbaum A.B.C., Steel H. & Suedfeld P.
"Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.245-254. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press." 1990
"Flotation REST and imagery in the improvement of athletic performance".
By: Suedfeld, P. & Bruno, T. "Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology", 1990
Floatation Tanks Enhance Visualization Effects
By: Wagaman, J.D., Barabasz, A.F., Barabasz, M, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1991
Progressive muscle relaxation and restricted environmental stimulation therapy for chronic tension headache: a pilot study
By: Wallbaum AB, Rzewnicki R, Steele H, Suedfeld P. Int J Psychosom. 1991;38(1-4):33- 9, 1991
Creativity Enhancement Through Floatation Isolation
By: Forgays, Donald G.; Forgays, Deborah K, Journal of Environmental Psychology, 1992
Restricted environmental stimulation technique improves human performance: rifle marksmanship
By: Barabasz, A., Barabasz M., Bauman J. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 867-873, 1993
Testimonials related to physical exercise:
Shufang Zeng (Annie)
"I am into sports and have pushed myself beyond my limits so often that I have experienced injuries. Floating is an amazing rehab component to me as it helps me recover both physically and mentally. When I am in the tank, I can allow myself to experience all feelings that come to me without fear because I am embraced by warm water. Feeling all emotions is an important part of my healing process. Floating helps me successfully moving through the recovery process and I would like to recommend it to all serious trainees."