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:
These benefits would be a pretty big deal to anyone– but when the competition is tough like it is for competitive athletes, this edge could be the difference between the win you’ve been training for, and … something else.
Research has been done overseas about the benefits of the float tank in sports (and in life), but it’s especially cool to see it gaining traction in New Zealand 🙂
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
They say that sleep is important. I couldn’t agree more. As a lifelong insomniac, I know how difficult it can be to function on meager moments of sleep per night, for many nights in a row. I would love to change this, but after years of trying to develop healthy sleeping habits, In search of sleep, I’ve […]Read more
It’s such a strange thing to be shut into a room with the lights off, no sound, no smell, no taste, no light and very little to even touch. Your body suspended in zero gravity due to a bath of water so concentrated even the toughest ocean swimmer wouldn’t want it in their eyes. Luckily […]Read more
Just this week I had my very first experience in a sensory deprivation tank. Here is why I decided to surrender myself to complete darkness, silence. I have noticed within the past couple of years, I’ve been living in a rather addictive behaviour of needing to be productive and active. My daily routine was composed […]Read more