Floatation Therapy Improves Sleep and Performance Recovery in Athletes

Floatation Therapy Improves Sleep and Performance Recovery in Athletes

Written by Anton 25.11.2019

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
  • performance
  • muscle soreness
  • feelings of fatigue & sleep quality.

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 🙂

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