Why NBA star Steph Curry uses a sensory-deprivation tank to recharge every 2 weeks
Curry explained why he gets 60 or 90 minutes in for a "float" every two weeks.
"With the Epsom salts and magnesium that are in those tanks, they're helpful with recovery and relaxing your muscles and things like that," he says. "And also, the sensory-deprivation aspect of it. It's one of the only places where you can really get unplugged from all the noise and distractions that go on with daily life."
"I have a very clear head when it's done, and it shows in the days after floating. It gives me a nice boost of focus and perspective. The more I do it, the more I get from it."
What Is Sensory Deprivation And Why Are More Athletes Using It?
Float tanks, aka sensory deprivation, or isolation tanks provide a lightless, soundproof tank filled with Epsom salt at skin temperature, in which individuals float.
Invented in the mid 1950’s by neuroscientist Dr. John Lilly in the USA, float tanks are now used worldwide for a number of regenerative reasons.
While originally developed for mental health, float tanks have now been adopted by many professional athletes and organizations in order to help accelerate the recovery process.
The Wild Story of How Bill Belichick Discovered the Benefits of Sleep Floatation Tanks
Belichick learned about the benefits of sensory deprivation therapy during a 2014 visit with the U.S. Special Forces. Now floating in the tanks is so popular among the Patriots and other professional athletes that Tom Brady had one installed in his home.