Floating for Athletic Recovery

An exhausted athlete could use float therapy and sensory deprivation to improve performance, muscle recovery, and healing after injuries.

An exhausted athlete could use float therapy and sensory deprivation to improve performance, muscle recovery, and healing after injuries.

How can floating improve recovery and performance?

Floating has been proven to improve sleep quality, reduce muscle tension, and lessen anxiety. This is especially important to athletes who are often in high pressure environments that can be hard on the body and mind alike. When it comes to recovery, being weightless is important. By removing the pressure on your muscles and joints, circulation is improved, which can speed up healing. By floating, we allow our bodies to rest in their natural states, rather than while being supported or restricted by beds or braces. This allows athletes to really loosen up before or after a game.

Who floats?

For NBA champions like Steph Curry, Super Bowl winners like Tom Brady, world renowned boxers like Lennox Lewis, career first basemen like Anthony Rizzo, and Olympic gold medalists like Carl Lewis and Michael Phelps, floating has become a common practice.