Training Recovery & Float Therapy
Part of what makes the Olympics so mesmerizing to watch is how easy athletes make their events look. From Adam Rippon’s spellbinding skate to Chloe Kim’s gold (and back-to-back 1080s), it can be easy to forget how much effort these athletes put into perfecting their craft.
The Importance of Recovery
As any professional athlete knows, training recovery is a crucial part of training. In order to become the world-class competitors they are, these athletes need to consistently give their bodies the space and time needed to heal from the incredible strain of training.
As athletes from the Olympics, NBA and NFL know from experience, flotation therapy can be beneficial in a number of ways, including:
- · Healing or preventing injury
- · Improving performance
- · Speeding up recovery time between workouts
- · Reducing training fatigue
- · Easing stress
But training recovery isn’t just important for professional athletes—it’s important for anyone who works out regularly. Whether you’re a diehard CrossFit devotee, a lifelong dancer or someone who likes to jog once a week, your body and mind can benefit enormously from the practice of flotation therapy.
What to Expect
When you enter into one of our warm, clean tanks, you will experience the singular feeling of weightlessness thanks to the Epsom salt-infused water. Epsom salt is known for its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties, so it doesn’t just help you float—it also soothes tired muscles. In fact, there are over 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in our tanks!
As your body starts adjusting to the gravity-free environment, you’ll start to feel your spine and joints decompress. Your muscles will relax, your circulation will improve and your levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) and lactic acid (a compound associated with muscle fatigue) will drop.
Like many of our clients, you’ll find that the feeling of deep relaxation you feel during your float doesn’t just end when you leave the tank. You’ll likely notice that you sleep better and are able to think and visualize more clearly.
Start treating yourself like an Olympian and book a float today.