It was concluded that the implementation of imagery alongside physical rehabilitation should enhance the rehabilitation experience and, therefore, facilitate the recovery rates of injured athletes.
Researchers think that Floatation Therapy can help reduce tension though a few major pathways. The first is simply by providing zero-gravity like environment for your body that prompts complete muscular relaxation for an extended period of time. Spending an hour in a completely relaxed muscular state may reduce the overall muscle tension which is causing the pain.
“Relaxed muscles are likely to heal faster than tired, tight and knotted muscles. The athlete emerges from the floatation pod alert but in a state of deep relaxation. The effects can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.” – Sportsinjuryclinic.net
I first heard of Floating around a year ago, when a friend described to me the surreal meditation-like experience she’d been reading about. It sounded glorious. I’m quite a physically active person. I’m also a creative person. I freelance within contemporary dance and choreography, and more recently have engaged with yoga. Of course, the nature […]Read more
Mixed martial arts fighter Shane Young recently claimed the Xtreme Fight Championship featherweight title, bringing it back to New Zealand for the first time since Matt Te Paa in 2006 – and he credits some of his success to his ’floatation’ sessions at Auckland’s new Float Culture facility. Known as floating, float therapy or sensory […]Read more
Training for marathons is about more than just practising your muscles, am I right? It’s about the whole picture- making sure your body is healthy, that your mindset is right, and that you’re preventing problems before they set you back. Adding Float therapy to your training routine can help get the most from your effort- […]Read more
Folks at Waikato University recently took a closer look at Float Tanks & how they might improve your athletic performance + help muscle recovery (Flotation-restricted environmental stimulation therapy improves sleep and performance recovery in athletes). In this small study, they compared floating to passive recovery. They found Floating had a positive impact on: muscle recovery […]Read more