Floating For Athletic Optimization

male-athlete-gymnast-1c-263x424Since 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 athletic performance.  Athletes have been enjoying the benefits of Epsom Salt baths for a long time.  Performance Recovery is an integral part of any athlete’s training.

Gaining Your Edge With Microgravity & Magnesium:

  • Speeds recovery from injuries, sore joints and muscles
  • Reduces lactic acid build up
  • Rapidly eliminates fatigue
  • Helps reduce pain and inflammation
  • Reduces cortisol levels
  • Relaxes and focuses the mind
  • Improves concentration/focus
  • Aids visualization and self-hypnosis
  • Improves oxygen circulation

Training The Mind

MVP-class NBA player, Stephen Curry, loves floating so much he decided to make his own promotional video for it, explaining how he uses the benefits of floating to #TrainTheMind.

Athletes Who Use Floating For Optimization

    • Lots of Seattle Seahawks love to float at least once a week who optimize their performance and regenerate their bodies. This includes – that we know of – Steve Hauschka, Luke Wilson, Drew Nowak, and Tony Moeaki.
    • Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, owns his own float tank, as does JJ Watt of the Texans:
From Left: True REST Founders Holly and Nick Janicki and Seahawks #62 Drew Nowak.

From Left: True REST Founders Holly and Nick Janicki and Seahawks #62 Drew Nowak

  • Manchester United Midfielder, Wayne Rooney, owns his own float tank, and spent up to 10 hours a week to help recover from injuries and went back to training weeks ahead of schedule.
  • UFC Host, Taekwondo & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, and Fear Factor Host Joe Rogan owns his own float tank and talks about the affects of floating on his popular podcasts.
  • Silver Medalist in 2008 Beijing Olympics, British Triple Jumper Phillips Idowu, 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.
  • MMA fighter Pat Healy has credited his wins to his float practice, while Royce Gracie and Pedro Sauer float regularly.

“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, Australian Sports Commission