Sensory deprivation tanks, also known as flotation tanks or float pods, have been around for decades. However, they’ve only gained mass appeal in recent years as athletes, celebrities, and doctors have drawn attention to it as a powerful tool for physical and mental recovery.
Float tanks combine water and 1,000 lbs of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) to create a solution that allows a person to float effortlessly. This mimics a zero-gravity environment and encouraging total body relaxation.
In a perfect world, collegiate athletes would be able to utilize flotation therapy whenever they want, but that’s likely not practical. More likely, they’d be able to float for 30-60 minutes once every couple of weeks.
While more float centers are popping up around the country all the time, at $45-70 per session, it’s not very financially feasible for most budget-strapped college students.
However, Royal Spa flotation tanks lasts for many years, come with an industry-leading warranty, giving athletic programs the mobility to purchase one or more float pods for their sports recovery, similar to how they invest in hydrotherapy, compression boots, and ultrasound, etc.