Floatation in sports science
We are often visited at our floatation centre by professional sportsmen and women who use the tanks for maximisation of training routines and for accelerated recovery from injuries and over training. This is a relatively new innovation in floatation therapy and new data is being produced all the time, although the Australian Institute of Sports regard the use of the float tank as an integral part of the training regime for their Olympic athletes. As we know, when it comes to sports, the Australians usually know what they’re talking about.
In 2008 we were honoured to have five British professional athletes from “Team GB” using our floatation tanks on a weekly basis, most notably Philips Idowu, Tasha Danvers and Jade Johnson, all of whom informed us that floatation tank use had been exceptionally beneficial for both the physical and mental aspects of their individual performances.
Shortly after Jade had been using our floatation tanks she was able to put a personal best jump of 6.81m, an Olympic qualifying distance, achieved in June at the 2008 European Cup in France.
Both Philips and Tasha went on to collect Silver and Bronze medals respectively at the Beijing Olympics.
Carl Lewis, arguably the greatest track athlete in history, used in-tank visualisation extensively in his preparation for his gold medal-winning performances at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
“When I first got into floatation therapy I tried it three times in a week and it was so beneficial that I had another two sessions leading into the 2008 European Cup at Annecy, France. It was there I jumped a personal best of 6.81m and qualified for the Beijing Olympics. I have always used Physiotherapy and massage to help injury recovery but floatation is different. When I float I can really feel a lot of pressure being taken off my back and when I compete I feel calm and my mind and body feels in balance. I think everyone should at least have one float in their lives, or they just don’t know what they are missing!”
“Phillips used our floatation tanks on almost a weekly basis throughout 2008 when he went on to achieve Gold at the 2008 Valencia World Indoor Championship followed by a Silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the Triple Jump. When he first came to us he hadn’t been training for 6 weeks and was undergoing intensive physiotherapy”
Whilst floating, the pressure of gravity is taken off the joints and muscles and the body as a whole is put in to a high state of physical relaxation, with blood pressure and oxygen intake reduced but at the same time blood flow and the distribution of red blood cells increase. The combined effects are of particular benefit to athletes, speeding recovery from injury and assisting in the flushing of lactate, cortisone and adrenaline that may have built up either through training or performance.
Floatation has been shown to loosen the muscles and give athletes a greater degree of control over their nervous systems. This reduces the risk of injury during training or competition. Floatation not only accelerates the recovery process, but releases vast quantities of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller.
Modern training methods focus on helping the athlete to master the ‘inner game’ to develop the perfect synchronicity between mind, body and emotion which is the hallmark of a champion. In the tank the athlete can attain the level of concentration necessary for visualisation to have a quantifiable impact on his or her performance.
Physical exercise can cause a build of lactic acid, which is often experienced as pain and a cramping of the muscles, and has been linked with the feelings of depression known as ‘post-game letdown’ which can affect even part-time joggers. Floating resets the body’s chemical and metabolic balance, thus reducing the risk of over training.
The effects of Floating
Following is a short list of some of the effects which have been reported by researchers and users:
- Promotes total calm, peaceful relaxation, eliminates fatigue and jet lag; improves sleep; alleviates stress- mental and physical; energises, rejuvenates and revitalises.
- Stimulates left/right brain synchronisation; shifts brain waves from Beta to lower frequency Alpha, Theta and even Delta.; creates mental clarity, alertness; increases creativity, problem solving; heightens visualisation; deepens meditation; expands awareness, intensifies acuteness of all the senses, accelerates learning.
- Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis; increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear; facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions.
- Improves athletic performance and helps prevent sports injuries and speeds the healing process.
- Decreases the production of Cortisol, ACTH, Lactic Acid and Adrenaline; Increases production of endorphins; quickens rehabilitation and recovery; relieves pain- arthritis, migraines, injuries etc.; boosts immune function.
- Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients; reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption.
New research undertaken at the Human Performance Laboratory at Karlstad University by Swedish PhD, Sven-Ake Bood concludes that regular floatation tank sessions can provide significant relief for chronic stress related ailments. Studies involving 140 people with long-term conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression and fibromyalgia found that more than three quarters experienced noticeable improvements.
Mr. Bood commented: “Through relaxing in floating tanks, people with long-term fibromyalgia, for instance, or depression and anxiety felt substantially better after only 12 treatments”. Research targeted the effectiveness of floatation treatment with regard to stress related pain and anxiety over the period of seven weeks. 22 percent of the participants became entirely free of pain and 56 percent experienced clear improvement.
Broken down to various symptoms, the results were as follows: 23 percent slept better, 31 percent experienced reduced stress, 27 percent felt less agony and 24 percent became less depressed or got rid of their depression altogether. The research also confirms the findings of an earlier thesis that floatation, after only twelve sessions, substantially improves sleep patterns leaving users more optimistic and with reduced nervousness, tension and pain. Relaxing in a weightless state in the silent warmth of a flotation tank activates the body’s own system for recuperation and healing, said Sven-Ake Bood. What researchers find particularly gratifying is that the positive effects were still in evidence 4 months after the floating treatment ended.
Refreshed and revitalized
The “pure” physical relaxation of floatation is now known to trigger the body’s natural powers of healing and regeneration, which can be suppressed by the day-to-day stress of competitive urban life. Customers leave the tank feeling refreshed, recharged and revitalised. During a float session subliminal audio programmes for weight loss or the conquest of addictions such as smoking can be used to great effect. Floatation is the perfect complement for massage, aromatherapy and other natural health and beauty services.
Most important of all, floatation creates an exciting new dimension in customer satisfaction, relaxed equals happy, happy equals satisfied, and satisfied equals repeat business. The benefits, which have been proven to be cumulative, are outlined in our “introduction to floatation”.
Ce que le projet de loi C Le projet de loi C 31 est toujours en lecture la Chambre des communes. Voici ce qu’il va changer. > Cration de http://www.chemicalproducts.net/news/ la catgorie des arrives irrgulires: les demandeurs arrivs dans un groupe peuvent tre dsigns, par le ministre Youth Eddie Lacy Elite White Jersey de la Scurit publique, comme ayant fait une arrive irrgulire. > Les demandeurs d’asile http://www.knok.com/knoleskine/ arrivs de faon irrgulire (les youth ahmad brooks limited jersey trangers dsigns) sont automatiquement placs en dtention. Ils pourront comparatre doug martin m women jersey une premire fois devant la mens dwayne bowe limited jersey Commission de l’immigration et du statut de Max Unger l women jersey rfugi (CISR) au bout de 14 jours. Si la dtention est maintenue, une deuxime audience aura lieu six mois allen bailey limited jersey plus tard, et ensuite, tous les six mois. > Les mineurs ben roethlisberger mens jersey dsigns de 16 18 ans seront soumis Derek Carr Home Black Youth Elite Jersey aux mmes conditions que les adultes. http://www.audiosp.com/cheap-jerseys-wholesale-jerseys-free-shipping-3wi27-wholesale-jerseys-from-china-2.html Les mineurs de moins de http://www.saikungproperty.org/cheap-jerseys-nfl-jerseys-free-shipping-1qn32-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ 16 ans Russell Mens Limited Jersey pourront accompagner leur mre en dtention, ou tre confis aux services de protection de la jeunesse. > Si leur demande d’asile est accepte, les trangers dsigns ne pourront pas entamer les dmarches de rsidence permanente pendant cinq ans. Avant d’obtenir leur rsidence, il leur sera impossible de parrainer leur conjoint ou leurs enfants. > Aucun appel possible pour les trangers dsigns dont http://www.e18online.com/cheap-jerseys-cheap-nfl-jerseys-free-3td777-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ la demande a t refuse. Ils sont NaVorro Bowman Game Jersey http://artgroup.az/cheap-jerseys-cheap-jerseys-from-china-free-4fh625-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ expulsables ds leur refus. > Dsignation des pays srs. Le ministre de l’Immigration peut qualifier certains pays de srs (les pays d’origine dsigne), quand plus de womens kelvin benjamin elite jersey 75% des demandes d’asile de ses ressortissants sont rejetes, ou si plus de 60% d’entre elles sont abandonnes. Le ministre peut aussi http://www.librarium-online.com/ dsigner des Eric Weddle Limited Jersey pays qu’il estime dmocratiques et dots d’un systme de justice indpendant. > Pour http://ochabski.com/press/ ces demandeurs, le processus de demande d’asile est acclr: l’audience a lieu 30 jours aprs rey maualuga bengals jersey l’arrive, et il n’y a pas d’appel http://d491544.u55.profitability.net/?p=5114 possible. Les demandeurs dbouts peuvent tre expulss. Depuis un an, le http://dev.graviti.co.kr/?p=558 gouvernement conservateur se penche sur les demandeurs d’asile et les rfugis http://perfidy.org/ du http://www.custommightymuggs.net/?p=1912 Canada. Alors que le projet de loi C 31 est. Depuis l’arrive http://sunshinehoroscopes.com/ de l’Ocean Lady et du Sun Sea, deux bateaux transportant des Tamouls, le.
desalination Jarvis Landry jersey plants, which would treat http://crimefacts.org/cheap-jerseys-wholesale-nfl-jerseys-free-shipping-7bw05-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ womens tyrone crawford elite jersey seawater from the Pacific Ocean and convert it to water suitable for drinking and other uses. The decision, enacted by voice vote, sets rules that will allow regional water boards in California to evaluate applications to build and operate desalination plants and to http://server.ashoresystems.com/~examsite/ expand existing ones, according toReuters. 10 Ways to Create Water as the World Fights Drought The move Dez Bryant Home Blue Womens Game Jersey was welcomed by developers who already are moving ahead on big desalination projects, including theCarlsbad Desalination Project,a $1 billion plant near San Diego that is under construction Mychal Rivera 2xl jersey and scheduled jarvis jenkins 2xl jersey to begin delivering http://www.kineraseasia.com/th/?p=5095 potable http://www2.dnp.go.th/res_res/?p=1403 water to consumers this Marshawn Lynch Home Blue Women’s Limited Jersey Fall. That project is expected to provide 50 million gallons of fresh water each day, about 7 percent of San Diego County’s water needs. "It reaffirms that the Pacific Ocean is http://www.investinbages.cat/2015/09/cheap-jerseys-cheap-nike-jerseys-free-shipping-2wl51-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ part of the drinking water resources for the state of California," said Scott Maloni, an executive with Poseidon Water, a development matt prater l authentic jersey firm that’s http://www.makeupclass.com/?p=142 working on http://uniquevideos.net/?p=14444 the Carlsbad project
si può aggirare andando prima della partenza dei saldi a verificare i prezzi. Così facendo si ha anche il vantaggio di trovare con calma i capi di abbigliamento che ci servono e che ci piacciono, in modo da poter andare, sabato, a colpo sicuro, evitando inutili code ed acquistando quello che interessa prima che la taglia sparisca. Di seguito i consigli del Codacons per fare buoni affari e prevenire i sempre possibili trabocchetti: 1)Conservate sempre lo scontrino: non è vero che i capi in svendita non si possono cambiare. Il negoziante è obbligato a sostituire l’articolo difettoso e se il cambio non è possibile avete diritto alla restituzione dei soldi (non ad un buono). Avete due mesi di tempo, non 7 o 8 giorni, per denunciare il difetto. 2)Le vendite devono essere realmente di fine stagione: la merce posta in vendita sotto la voce "Saldo" deve essere l’avanzo di quella della stagione che sta finendo e non fondi di magazzino. State alla larga
sur l’importance des courbes (c’est dire du http://perdupenchik.ru/cheap-jerseys-cheap-nfl-jerseys-free-1ag653-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ gras) dans le corps des femmes. Bien des gens ragissent toutefois avec circonspection devant la dclaration de M. Bainbridge. Quoi, l’homme, cette crature superficielle prte se rompre le http://apagold.com/cheap-jerseys-cheap-wholesale-jerseys-free-shipping-2fs08-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ coup pour regarder le dcollet et les jambes des dames en jupes http://www.agriforce.co.za/site/?p=1274 valorise l’intellect des femmes?!? (vous trouverez ce type de raction ici, par exemple). La prmisse http://www.ledroitparkdc.org/ peut sembler contre intuitive. Mais pas tant http://www.republicasantelmo.com.ar/?p=906 que a non plus. D’un point de vue volutionniste, l’importance de l’intelligence du partenaire sexuel est quand mme plutt logique. Parce que pour que l’espce humaine perdure, il ne suffit pas de faire http://www.hamtonqatar.com/cheap-jerseys-wholesale-nfl-jerseys-free-shipping-1mi19-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ des bbs : il faut aussi assurer leur survie. Et des parents intelligents, dbrouillards, allums, sont plus mme de wholesale nfl jerseys store trouver des ressources pour http://www.premieres-couleurs.com/site/cheap-jerseys-cheap-jerseys-free-7hm725-wholesale-jerseys-from-china/ nourrir et protger leurs rejetons que des parents stupides. Non seulement une femme intelligente est plus susceptible d’tre un bon parent responsable, mais son discernement
Considering the Alpaca Industry The use of alpaca fibre for cheap oakleys outlet items such as clothing and blankets originated in South America, where the fantastic wool bearing animals were bred from the wild Vicuna over thousands of years. Today, alpaca are bred in a number of countries throughout the world by cheap oakleys both hobbyists and farmers, who are attracted by the wholesale oakleys beguiling nature and pasture friendly behaviour of the animals. By far the largest population of the animals is still in Peru, where an estimated three million live. Compared to this, populations in the USA, Australia and the UK cheap ray ban sunglasses sale are very small; the majority of alpaca outside Peru live in Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Alpaca clothing is very comfortable, soft and warm,so the fibre is sought after for scarves, shawls and baby garments, leading to increasing populations of the animals in Europe, the USA and Australia. The exportation of the animals to different countries has been a concern for many Peruvian people. The CEPES (Peruvian cheap fake oakleys Centre for Social Studies) estimates that
Diagram of Football Positions and Description
Before we take a look at the football field diagram with Mens Byron Maxwell jersey positions explained, there are some basics that you should understand like the football field dimensions, the different Elite Youth Brad Smith jersey characteristics of the field, and most importantly the objective of the game.
This type of football is played on field that measures 360 feet in Authenitc Kids Brad Smith jersey length and 160 feet in Authenitc Womens Darren Sproles jersey Kids Byron Maxwell jersey width. Another name by which American football Elite Youth Brandon Graham jersey is commonly Authenitc Kids Brandon Graham jersey referred to is gridiron. The name originates from the Authenitc Brad Smith jersey grid like appearance of the football field.
Every five Authenitc Black Chuck Bednarik jersey yards, there are horizontal lines and these extend across Youth Chuck Bednarik jersey the breadth of the field. Every ten yards these lines are numbered. Every 5 yard line is marked with hash marks.
The field consists of the end zone which Elite Womens Brad Smith jersey is the area in which the touchdowns are scored. There are also goal posts at each end at the extreme ends of the end zone. These are for field goals and extra points.
The goal line is the area which if an opponent successfully crosses with the ball, then a touchdown is scored.
The sidelines are the boundary lines running the length of the field.
The objective of the game, as Authenitc Youth Brad Smith jersey many of you might know, is to score the maximum touchdowns or field goals. Field goals are scored by kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts.
We will Elite Womens Brandon Graham jersey now explain the positions with the help of the diagram given above. The players whose positions have been given in the diagram are the ones that can receive the ball, catch passes, or even run with the ball. There are two teams; the offense and the defense. Positions for players on both teams are explained below. It is up to them to be always open for a pass being thrown at them.
Denoted as DT in the diagram, they are responsible for stopping running plays. They try to stop any progress in the middle of the field.
Except for apple pie and leftover gravy, the NFL is the best part about Authenitc White Pierre Turgeon Jersey Thanksgiving. It so ingrained in our culture that dinner times around Authenitc Gold Evander Kane Jersey the country are set so people Men Derek Roy Jersey won have to watch the Lions game. But Authenitc Pierre Turgeon Jersey after a stellar three game run last year that included Elite White Tyler Ennis Jersey an NFC East battle between Philadelphia and Dallas and the game of the year in Seattle vs. San Francisco, the NFL went to the dregs of the schedule for this year annual run of thee games. It so bad, we should all move to Canada. ET We starting at the end because making Bears Packers the Thanksgiving night game is the most unconscionable NFL decision since well there have been a lot of them. With limitless possibilities andthe most fun time slot of the year, the Elite White Ryan Oreilly Jersey NFL chooses a retread rivalry game that always on in primetime and is never interesting when it is. This game has beena better sleep inducer than Ambien stuffed turkey. We seen this before, twice a year, in fact, and not the good twice a year like the NFC East round robin
etqu’enmme temps, on russit donner dessubventions extraordinaires des entreprises comme elite jerseys wholesale Bombardier! Micheline Cromp, qui travaille depuis prs yeezy 750 new release de 30ans pour cheap authentic nfl jerseys paypal l’organisme Madame prend cheap jerseys cong Ne Pointe Saint Charles, Micheline, la soixantaine indigne, sait trop bien cheap michael kors ce qu’est la pauvret. Elle a d surmonter cheap yeezy boost 750 bien des obstacles pour que ses quatre replica ray bans enfants fassent des tudes cheap michael kors outlet et s’en yeezy 750 new release sortent. Son caractre debattante s’est forg dans ce quartier industriel fake ray bans o 40% de la population vit encore sous le seuil de la pauvret. Ellesait trop bien le ddain que a engendre. Elle sait lahonte que ressentent ceux qui peinent s’en sortir. Ellesait replica 750 yeezy les ravages sur l’estime de soi. C’est ce fake cheap oakleys que j’ai connu. C’est le mpris des gens. C’est authentic jerseys l’image de la pauvret comme tant quelque chose d’abject et d’peurant cheap jerseys paypal qui faisait qu’on tait tous des criminels enpuissance ou presque, qu’on ne pouvait pas avoir uneopinion ni un minimum d’intelligence. Ce mpris n’a pas disparu, se dit elle, cheap nfl jerseys en voyant les choix du gouvernement libral en cheap yeezy boost 750 sant et en ducation. Deschoix
Download the brochure
To receive more detailed brochures and information on the i-sopod system and its various applications please click below.Download brochure
Beauty from all angles
Click here to see the i-sopod floatation tank in three dimensions.Go to 360° view
© Copyright 2009 Floatworks Ltd