Retired NFL running back, Doug Chapman, says he's tried just about every recovery therapy to heal his soreness and nagging injuries over the years. One he hasn't tried is the newly popular Sensory Deprivation Tanks, aka Float Therapy. It's a recovery method that most people are just learning about.
Now with the new holistic wave, it's coming back into popularity. Float studios are popping up everywhere.
Rochelle Dugan and Dan Jenkins, owners of Choosing Transitions Float Studio in Florida, say that float therapy is a recovery method that's been going in and out of popularity since the '60s.
They decided to open their own float studio after trying it and seeing the results first hand.
Dugan and Jenkins say their clients have reported benefits like stress relief, pain relief, deeper sleep, increased creativity, faster injury recovery time and improved symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Dugan also points out that we very rarely unplug from our technologies. Getting in the float tank lets you totally let go. When you deprive all your senses you can have the deepest healing.
Pro athletes like MLB star Chase Utley and NBA all-star Steph Curry float.