More And More Athletes Are Incorporating Float Therapy Into Their Recovery

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NFL players, most notably, Tom Brady and many other professional athletes from cycling, tennis, soccer, and running have incorporated floating to help relax, recover, and get game ready. It’s no surprise that pro athletes have access to the latest recovery techniques, but it begs the question: Should you try floatation therapy too?

The actual relaxation benefits are more likely to come from the combined impact of the water and weightlessness. The salt changes the quality of the water, making it feel silky and slippery. Warmth is a known muscle relaxant, and being free from gravity helps your muscles fully relax. In that regard, there is some decent research. A study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that exercisers who had fried their quads and hamstrings with heavy workouts on leg machines had significantly lower blood lactate levels following a 60-minute float REST session than their peers who relaxed sans float tank. The floaters also reported less pain.

So if you’ve just wrapped up a grueling session, a long warm float may be just what the muscles ordered. Each float will be different, but they’ll all do a body and mind good.

We love seeing local professional athletes like Corey Anderson receiving the benefits of floating!

Still not intrigued? Read this testimonial from one of our clients from a sister True REST Float Spa: “Ten years of chronic, constant pain and in one hour I finally got relief! Each time I’ve come back my pain levels are lower than the time previous and the relief lasts longer after each float. Every time I come out of the REST Pod my pain levels return to zero or near zero! WOW! Thank you True REST.”

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