Fresh off their recent World Series victory, the Chicago Cubs are taking the time to rest and rehabilitate in their new training facility before baseball starts up again in the spring. Among some of the new state-of-the-art amenities is the addition of float rehabilitation pods from Float Pod Technologies.
The Cubs management purchased these pods to encourage plays to utilize flotation rehabilitation therapy. As of recently, other professional athletes like NBA MVP Steph Curry have spoken about float therapy as an excellent form of rehabilitation.
“You really just float. It feels really weird at first. It’s good for your body. When you get up, it’s crazy. Your body is such dead weight.” said three-time MLB All Star Anthony Rizzo, who has reported floating often on his days off.
Each float therapy pod has 1,000 pounds of salt in it that allows you to float on the skin-temperature water without struggle. This effortless floating is what allows your body to fully relax, making it an excellent form of rehabilitation therapy.
Additionally, float therapy has been not only regarded as a form of physical rehabilitation, but as a type of mental health therapy as well. Both professional and amateur athletes, along with everyday people, claim to experience anxiety reduction and improved mental clarity.
“It powers down your nervous system,” Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer shared with ESPN. “Sort of resets things. Incredible value downshifting your entire nervous system. All your senses. The value is tremendous.”