FLOATATION THERAPY FOR PHYSICAL RECOVERY
Since John Lilly first began studying the effects of floatation/isolation/sensory deprivation tanks in 1954, a vast amount of research has been done showing positive results. Among all this research is the subject of physical recovery and athletic performance. People have been enjoying the benefits of Epsom Salt baths for a very long time. Performance Recovery is an integral part of any type of physical exertion, from that car accident that left your muscles and joints feeling pretty sore and stiff, your golf swing, an upcoming tennis match, to MMA fighters, pro football players like our Seattle Seahawks, to Olympic Athletes.
BENEFITS OF FLOATING FOR PHYSICAL RECOVERY
Speeds recovery from injuries, sore joints and muscles by helping with the following:
Reduces Lactic Acid build up
Rapidly eliminates fatigue
Helps reduce pain
Reduces cortisol levels (stress hormones)
Relaxes the mind
Improves oxygen circulation
“The AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) has a floatation tank that is used for recovery purposes, primarily to promote relaxation and sleep for athletes.” Nicole Vlahovich, PhD, Senior Research Consultant National Sport Information Centre/Clearinghouse for Sport Research and Innovation Sports Development Australian Sports Commission
A few people in the media who use floatation as part of their physical therapy:
3rd highest paid soccer player; Midfielder for Manchester United- Wayne Rooney, owner of a float tank, spent up to 10 hours a week to help recover from injuries and went back to training weeks ahead of schedule.
UFC Host; Black belt in Taekwondo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; Fear Factor Host- Joe Rogan owns his own float tank and talks about the affects of floating on his popular podcasts.
Silver Medalist in 2008 Beijing Olympics; British Triple Jumper, ranked #1 in the
world in 2008- Phillips Idowu used floatation therapy weekly for a back injury.
Swedish professional free-skier and alpine ski racer, 9 time-Winter X game medalist, Jon Olsson keeps on top of his game with floating