Float Therapy is a widely used alternative recovery method around the world thanks to the endless benefits you experience. So it's no surprise that athletes and celebrities have been using this therapy for years! Here is just a few that turn to float therapy for recovery and relaxation.
Stephen (Stef) Curry - NBA Golden State Warriors | 2016 MVP
Steph uses the tank fortnightly and even finds centres in each city he travels to help recover not only from the games and training, but also travel.
“IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO RELAX, FOR ONE. AND IT OBVIOUSLY HAS SOME PHYSICAL BENEFITS AS WELL, WITH [THE MAGNESIUM IN] THE SALT, BEING ABLE TO RELAX THOSE SORE MUSCLES. BUT TO GET AWAY FROM THE DEMANDS AND ALL THE STIMULI WE HAVE IN THE WORLD AND IN OUR LIVES, THAT WAS THE MAIN DRAW. WHEN I GET IN THE TANK, I LEAN BACK, TRY TO TAKE A COUPLE OF DEEP BREATHS, GROUND MYSELF AND COMMENCE THE FLOATING. THEN IT’S JUST ME AND MY THOUGHTS FOR AN HOUR, PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE OF THE MIND.” STEPH CURRY – ESPN
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots
The Patriots introduced floatation therapy, or sensory-depravation therapy, to their players back in 2014. They now have two tanks sitting in tiled rooms at their Gillette Stadium facilities, and Even when the Patriots moved their entire operation to the University of Houston and the JW Marriott in preparation for Super Bowl LI, players did their best to maintain their float schedules, just as they did two years ago before Super Bowl XLIX.
Tom Brady is a proponent and reportedly keeps a float tank of his own at home to help him remain atop his game as he nears 40.
Tim Ferris - Entrepreneur & New York Times Best Selling Author
Tim Ferris uses flotation to reduce anxiety from his sessions and also found it helped aid in learning languages faster. Floating can help with this because it allows the brain to disconnect from distractions and recover from stress.
"I found it to be one of the most anxiety reducing experiences I've ever had."
Elle MacPherson - Supermodel and Actress
Elle Macpherson was such a fan of the relaxation achieved through floating and the skin care benefits of magnesium that she owned her own tank. The exposure to Epsom salt can leave skin soft and glowing after just one session, so it's not hard to see why she opted for her own personal tank.
Joe Rogan - Comedian and Ultimate Fighting Championship commentator
Rogan is an outspoken advocate for floatation therapy and is also another celeb with hsi own personal tank. He floats regularly, and he shares his passion for floating openly and often. Rogan’s podcast is where many people hear about floating for the first time.
“I think it’s one of the most incredible pieces of equipment for self-help and introspective thought that you could ever find.”
Sports psychologist for the Seattle Seahawks, Mike Gervais, regularly uses meditation and mindfulness to help players maximize their performance. “Gervais is about to lead a meditation session and, as he always does, instructs the players to hit record on their phone voice-recorder apps and to close their eyes. Then he starts guiding them: ‘Quiet your minds,’ ‘Focus your attention inwardly’ and ‘Visualize success’.” As the players began to feel the benefits of this practice, they reached out to their local float center. Floating became a regular training tool for both Super Bowl 2015 teams and is being implemented into professional training regimens all over the world because of its ability to improve both physical and mental performance.
Willie Mason - Rugby League Athlete
We know rugby players put their bodies through some intense training and that the game itself is pretty brutal on the body. Mason says his time in the float tank is a powerful recovery tool. Many of the other players from the Manly Sea Eagles team for whom Mason plays float, too.
"It's so crazy - you need to try it to believe! It's the best recovery treatment I've had in my career. It's keeping this old body going!"