Congratulations, you’ve signed up to the 8-week challenge/boot camp! We’re super excited to support you on your journey.
Do you experience any of the following?
Difficulty getting out of bed
Lack of motivation
Difficulty sustaining your interest
Are you worried about:
Not meeting goals
Proper recovery can help! With your training schedule and eating plan sorted it’s time to think about recuperation and regeneration.
Without recovery, the full potential of your training and diet will be impacted no matter if you’re a fitness enthusiast or a professional athlete. Recovery is a well understood part of fitness, it’s required for healing injuries, preventing them and of course reducing the muscle and joint soreness that follows a strenuous training session.
One float is an experience the sustained benefits are in the ongoing practice
Floatation Therapy as Recovery
Floatation Therapy is a great and effortless way to practice recovery throughout your training or boot camp journey. The Australian Institute of Sports has had their own float centre since 1983 and use floatation therapy extensively in their training and recovery of athletes.
Well documented benefits of floating include:
Improved sleep quality – improving the ease with which you fall asleep and the quality of sleep you achieve
Increased blood flow – improvement in circulation accelerates healing and recovery from workouts
Pain relief – helps to quickly discharging lactic acid build up relieving fatigue and pain
Reduced swelling - epsom salt helps reduce swelling in muscles and de-detoxifies the system
Relaxed muscles – zero gravity helps the body heal faster by removing pressure from joints
Lowered blood pressure – the calming effect of floating lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels releasing endorphins
Top level athletes need any competitive edge they can get. Many use visualisation as a way to train their mind for an upcoming competition or to work through techniques they may be learning. The float tank is an optimal place to do this as it removes all external distractions. It provides an environment where true mental clarity can occur and athletes can focus their full attention on their performance goals.
Studies have shown floating helps reduce levels of lactic acid, pain and exercise induced cortisol; in turn stimulating the body’s self-healing ability.
Floating once provides an experience, the full benefits of floating are gleaned from a sustained float practice that’s incorporated into your well-being plan.
Over time floating helps to:
lower chronic pain and lasting muscular tension
release vast quantities of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller
increase your focus improve your physical performance
strengthen your mind-muscle connection
In short, it optimises your recovery!
One hour of sleep in the tank is aligned to 4 hours of normal sleep
Floating further assists in the recovery process by helping you to fall asleep quickly and deeply. We all understand the importance of a good night’s sleep and how it impacts performance.
Floating assists individuals with:
body recuperation long after your float experience
feeling a sense calmness, serenity and mental focus
One hour of sleep in the tank is aligned to 4 hours of normal sleep.
Stress, mindset and mental focus
In our fast paced, busy and noisy world, even gyms fail to provide sanctum. They are usually busy, hustling places with outcomes and goals to achieve. This can lead to stress in itself.
In addition to loosening your muscles and connective tissue, floating is an excellent solution for helping your mind cope with stress symptoms such as:
low energy levels
high blood pressure
Regular floating sessions help create a more mindful, positive attitude in everyday life. You will be able to feel the difference after a single session while other symptoms such as chronic fatigue and anxiety can be addressed more gradually over cumulative floats.
A single float session can have an immediate impact and the effects can be felt by individuals for up to 10 days. Dr Justin Feinstein, a Clinical Neuro psychologist, speaks on how floating lowers cortisol and calms the adrenal system in his study on the anxiety relieving and antidepressant effects of floatation.
Floating decreases cortisol and increases serotonin
Floating in a zero-gravity environment, immersed in epsom salts is a safe way, for those who are training, to recover from their tough workouts and will have them fighting fit for their next round, pain free. Combined with an eating and exercise plan, recovery in the form of floating will help to ensure that your muscular, nervous and adrenal systems perform optimally.
How Floating Works
Enveloped in darkness you will float nude in a pod that is serene and soundproof. Seeing, hearing and feeling nothing, including the water you’re immersed in. The 600kgs of Epsom Salts dissolved in 30cms of water inside the pod makes you effortlessly buoyant, thus creating a zero-gravity environment that allows you to melt into the water while being completely supported by it. By freeing our brain and musculoskeletal system from gravity, floating liberates large areas of the brain, allowing it to deal with matters of the mind and enhancing awareness of internal states.
Don’t make the typical mistake of talking about recovery without planning for it.