“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
What do Australian Olympic teams American football teams the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, the American baseball team Philadelphia Phillies, Olympic Gold medallist Carl Lewis, Ironman champion Peter Reid, and the United States and have in common?
They all use floatation tanks for visualisation, recuperation and rejuvenation.
“The AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) psychologists use float tanks for three main purposes: recuperation and rejuvenation, injury rehabilitation and neuro-muscular programming. The floatation tank represents a new dimension in sports training for the elite athlete.” – Former Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) head psychologist Jeff Bond, as reported in The Australian Doctor.
Widely accepted as a useful tool in sports medicine and performance psychology, floatation – when combined with regular training, nutrition and mental preparation – can help boost performance, stamina, speed, strength and co-ordination.
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