Sportsmen and women around the world use floatation to prepare for and recover from their sport of choice. In the float tank, gravity is not a factor. The total relaxation allowed gives all muscles a much-needed break, and the benefits can be startling.
In fact, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) sees the use of the float tank as an integral part of its athletes’ training regimes.
- Accelerates recovery from injury
- Ideal space for visualisation
- Increases energy (ATP)
- Reduces Lactic acid
- Boosts immune system
- Used by Olympic athletes
Whilst in the tank, every single muscle is allowed to rest and recover. While you may think that lying on your bed or sofa would have a similar effect, gravity is still applying vast amounts of stress on various parts of the body.
The rate of recovery after physical exercise is improved beyond recognition. What normally takes a long period of time – usually days for recovery from a marathon – the tank compresses into a number of hours.
By relieving the stresses of gravity floating takes the weight off strained bones, joints and muscles, and increases the efficiency of the blood circulating through the body. Recovery time after injury can also be much improved.
Athletes who use the tank in conjunction with visualisation techniques have experienced rapid improvement in their sporting performances.