Floatation Therapy for Physical Recovery

Since John Lilly first began studying the effects of floatation/isolation/sensory deprivation tanks in 1954, a vast amount of research has been done showing positive results.  Among all this research is the subject of physical recovery and athletic performance.  People have been enjoying the benefits of Epsom Salt baths for a very long time.  Performance Recovery is an integral part of any type of physical exertion, from that car accident that left your muscles and joints feeling pretty sore and stiff, your golf swing, an upcoming tennis match, to MMA fighters, pro football players like our Seattle Seahawks, to Olympic Athletes.


Benefits of floating for Physical Recovery

Speeds recovery from injuries, sore joints and muscles by helping with the following:

  • Reduces Lactic Acid build up
  • Rapidly eliminates fatigue
  • Helps reduce pain
  • Reduces cortisol levels (stress hormones)
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Improves oxygen circulation

“The AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) has a floatation tank that is used for recovery purposes, primarily to promote relaxation and sleep for athletes.”

Nicole Vlahovich, PhD
Senior Research Consultant
National Sport Information Centre/Clearinghouse for Sport Research and Innovation Sports Development
Australian Sports Commission


A few people in the media who use floatation as part of their physical therapy:

3rdhighest paid soccer player; Midfielder for Manchester United-
Wayne Rooney
, owner of a float tank, spent up to 10 hours a week to
help recover from
injuries and went back to training weeks ahead of
UFC Host; Black belt in Taekwondo & Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu; Fear Factor Host- Joe Rogan owns his own float tank
and talks about the affects of floating on his popular
Silver Medalist in 2008 Beijing Olympics; British
Triple Jumper, ranked #1 in the
world in 2008- 
 used floatation therapy weekly for a back injury.

Swedish professional freeskier and alpine ski
racer, 9 time-Winter X game medalist, Jon Olsson keeps on top of his game with floating