People are investing so much time and money into bettering their training and performance but often fail to invest in one of the most important parts of their training, their recovery.
In recent years Float therapy has been proven to massively help with the recovery process. floatation loosens the muscles and gives athletes more control over their nervous systems.
In effect, this reduces the risk of injury during training/competition. Floatation also accelerates the athlete’s recovery process and releases large quantities of endorphins, natural painkillers of the body.
In training so much of what you do, regardless of your sport is either impact orientated or taxing on your joints. A good recovery can be so much more beneficial to you than just having that much-needed sleep in. It also keeps you operating at your peak which gives you a good competitive advantage!
Floating or flotation is therapy in which the person lies in a dense Epsom salt water solution in a pod that has been specially designed for this. It is an incredible and highly effective way of relaxing and relieving stress.
This is a widely accepted therapy and is used by a number of world-renowned athletes to treat various sports-related conditions and aid in their recovery. It is also beneficial for those who don’t play any sports but want to better manage the stresses in their system
Sports people from various fields use floatation therapy to optimize the effects of their training routines, manage fatigue, and speed up their recovery from sports injuries.
The Epsom salts are a magnesium sulphate: a natural muscle relaxer and a protein builder for your joints.
Not only can you truly decompress in the float pod, you absorb the minerals while you float directly through your skin into your muscles, allowing you to be noticeably less tense as soon as your session is over.
By visiting a float centre and being subject to an environment that facilitates sensory isolation, which is another component of floatation, the athlete truly has the space to reach the level of concentration required to have a tangible effect on his/her performance. Many modern training methods are focused on helping athletes master their “inner game” and assist in developing perfect synchronicity between body, mind and emotion.
If you want to up your game and give your body the rest it needs and deserves after a training session or competition visit a local floatation centre and reward your efforts with time in a float pod so you can hit the ground running when you need to!