Athletes that use this float therapy in combination with visualisation techniques experience a very significant improvement in their performances. As a person’s brain transitions into a theta state, it becomes much more open to suggestion. The CNS (central nervous system) can essentially be effectively trained to produce ‘perfect performance’. Today a number of top athletes across Australia and the U.S use this technique to relax and up their performance in their chosen sport.
Improved Recovery Time
When the athlete is in the flotation tank, the actual rate of recovery post physical exercise is enhanced beyond recognition. Since floating in water that has high concentrations of Epsom salt reduces the stresses of gravity, the weight and pressure are taken off strained muscles, joints and bones.
This increases the efficiency of the blood circulation right through the body. It also significantly improves the recovery time after injury.
The body has amazing pathways set up, to alarm it of pain or injury, hot or cold etc. When the brain receives these signals, it can then react and adapt accordingly. However, this mechanism is not just designed to cope with injury. All positive signals of relief experienced whilst floating also go into the brain, producing a very profound, complete state of relaxation that is not to be dismissed.
Reduced Risk of Injury
Float Therapy loosens the muscles & gives athletes a higher degree of control in their nervous systems. In effect, this reduces injury risk during training/competition. Floatation accelerates the athlete’s recovery process and releases large quantities of endorphins (natural painkiller of the body).