Floatation For Sport

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.

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.

Floatation to help recovery

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.

Floatation to aid visualisation

Athletes who use the tank in conjunction with visualisation techniques have experienced rapid improvement in their sporting performances.

As the brain enters the theta state, it becomes more open to suggestion. The central nervous system can essentially be trained to produce the ‘perfect performance’.

The technique has been used for many years in countries such as Australia and America. Well-known athletes such as Carl Lewis have attributed part of their success to visualisation within the float tank.

Experts from sporting and medical institutions have carried out lots of research in controlled experiments. The quantifiable results have even led some to claim that an hour in the float tank using visualisation and imagery is better than 10 hours of repetitive field practice.