Football teams eyeing flotation tanks for recovery 

Ohio State football is known for its intense conditioning under Head Coach Urban Meyer. The program is not afraid to look at unorthodox approaches in taking care of their players.

What looked to be a giant white egg in a corner of a room in Ohio State’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center cracked open the other morning, a soft-blue light shining forth before linebacker Craig Fada arose from within and stepped out.

He had just spent 30 minutes in the sensory-deprivation device, a tub whose shallow pool of water contains about 35 percent Epsom salt, allowing one to float effortlessly.

“It gives you the sense of relaxation that you can’t get anywhere besides here,” Fada said. “When you step out, you feel healed, rejuvenated and energized.”

Read the rest here via the Columbus Dispatch


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