By: Kristen Cervenak
As spring tip-toes its way into April, the remaining snow piles begin to melt with a welcome from the sun.
With warm weather around the corner, it is a perfect opportunity for athletes to prepare their muscles for expending their extra energy. Athletes must be careful not to overwork their bodies, but if the case may be that, flotation is a wonderful therapy.
Benefits of floating for athletes include: improved focus and breathing, reduced lactic acid build up, and a speedy recovery for sore joints and muscles.
Part of this healing comes from the magnesium sulfate in Epsom salt, which may help regulate electrolytes and reduce inflammation. This can be crucial for athletes.
At Metta, each of the five float tanks contain 1,000 pounds of this Epsom salt in 10 inches of water. The body’s buoyancy takes pressures off aching muscles while repairing them and gives one a chance to reflect on their own breathing.
With a calm mind and body, athletes can return to their workout of choice with renewed energy and a stronger sense of concentration.