Floatation for relaxation
Sportsmen and women around the world use floatation to prepare for and recover from their sport of choice.
While you may think that lying on your bed, doctors bed or sofa would have a similar effect, gravity is still applying vast amounts of stress on various parts of the body. In the Floatation cabin or pod, gravity is not a factor – deep relaxation gives all muscles and bones a much-needed break – the benefits are reported to be startling.
Floatation increases recovery
By relieving the stresses of gravity, floating takes the weight off strained bones, joints and muscles and increases the efficiency of the blood circulation through the body. Recovery time after injury is much improved.
Floatation enhances performance
Athletes who use floatation in conjunction with visualization techniques have experienced rapid improvements in their sporting performances. As the brain enters the theta state, whilst still awake, it becomes more open to suggestion. The central nervous system can essentially be trained to produce the ‘perfect performance’.
The technique has been used for many years in countries such as Australia and America and well-known athletes such as Carl Lewis and Wayne Rooney have attributed part of their success to visualization.
Experts from sporting and medical institutions have carried out detailed research in controlled experiments and the quantifiable results have even led some to claim that an hour floating using visualization and imagery is better than 10 hours of repetitive field practice.