Whether you ran this morning in the HBF Fun Run or your a cyclist, love your F45 or sweating it out with a gym session – Floating is a ‘Must Have’ for any and all athletes!
Every athlete should jump into a float tank to supercharge their sports recovery results. But what is it and why do it?
Floating is when a person lies in a dense Epsom salt water solution. The experience takes place in a Float Tank, that has been specifically designed for this. It is an incredible and highly effective way of relaxing and relieving stress.
This is a very widely-accepted therapy. Float therapy is used by many world-renowned athletes and sporting teams. They use it to treat various sports related conditions and aide in their recovery.
Floating is also beneficial for those who don’t play any sports but want to better manage their stress.
What is notable is that the positive effects of floatation are cumulative.
The more you use this therapy, the greater your benefit.
Our clients comment how they crave time in the float tank, it becomes very addictive.
Athletes, use the experience to optimise the effects of their training routine. It helps them manage fatigue and speed up their recovery from sports injuries.
WHICH ATHLETES USE FLOATATION THERAPY
- Long distance runners
- Cross fit athletes
- MMA fighters
- Pregnant women
Yes if you are carrying a baby you should be considered an athlete!
This list is not exclusive.
And with growing momentum, we recommend jumping in now for your very own float experience.
It will take over your sport, and currently it will give you the competitive edge!
WHY EVERY ATHLETE SHOULD JUMP IN A FLOAT TANK
The benefits of the floating experience:
- Accelerates the recovery from injury
- Increases energy (ATP)
- Ideal space for visualisation and mind setting.
- Boosts the immune system, by allowing the body to relax
- Reduces Lactic acid levels in the body
- Aids in facilitated rest, improving athletes exposure to fatigue.
- Facilitates the reduction of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Recovery Time Frame
The body has amazing pathways set up.
To alarm it of pain, injury, hot or cold. When the brain receives these signals, it can then react and adapt accordingly.
Yet this mechanism is not just designed to cope with injury.
All positive signals of relief experienced whilst floating also go into the brain. They produce a very profound, complete state of relaxation that is not to be dismissed.
Sports performance improvement
Working against gravity
While floating, gravity pressures gets taken off the muscles and joints.
The entire body enters a state of high physical relaxation.
Blood pressure and oxygen intake reduces.
But the blood flow and distribution of red blood cells increases.
These combined effects are especially beneficial to athletes.
It speeds up the recovery from injury and assists in flushing out cortisol, lactate & adrenaline.
Reduces Injury Risk
Floatation is also used by many people to help them identify areas of tension they were not previously aware of.
Many people report being able to have a heightened sense of a certain body part whilst floating.
This sense helps draw awareness to an area that may require additional attention in the form of stretching, massage or treatment.
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HOP INTO A FLOAT TANK?