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 🙂
To most people, the idea of floating in a tank at Float Culture connotes feelings of calm, serene silence, quiet introspection and the occasional moment of epiphany. The aesthetic of the whole experience is undeniably flavored by Zen influence; it seems like the sort of place you’d go if you had to figure out the […]Read more
I’m going to be honest with you, my first two floats were average as. In fact, it took me three floats to figure out the dos and don’ts, and five floats to totally understand the benefits of sensory deprivation. Read on if you want to know how you can skip past the typical beginner mistakes. […]Read more
For thousands of years, people have wondered at the complexity and beauty of the human experience. Theologists and philosophers have strived to explain it for centuries, contextualise it. Now, due to the recent surge in neuroscience studies and technology, we’re gaining a deeper and deeper understanding of our own mind. The experience I’m most interested […]Read more
I walked into my very first float with a lot of expectations. I was excited and a bit apprehensive, I had devoured every bit of information available on the world wide web. I had crawled YouTube & Facebook and spent many minutes googling things like: “What is Floating?” “Why is floating good for me?” and […]Read more