The Chicago Cubs are enjoying an historic World Series win in the comfort of their new training facility. Among the list of state-of-the-art amenities included in the new facility is a float pod from Float Pod Technologies.
The team purchased the pod to encourage players to utilize flotation therapy, an all-natural recovery tool that recently rose to prominence when Golden State Warriors MVP Stephen Curry revealed that he floats regularly during the NBA season.
Three-time All Star and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has taken advantage of Wrigley Field’s newest tool, telling ESPN that he floats on his day off: “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.”
Each float pod contains 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts dissolved in 10 inches of skin-temperature water. The high salt content allows the user to float effortlessly on the surface of the water, while reduced sensory input creates a deeply relaxing environment.
Flotation therapy is quickly gaining popularity among both professional and amateur athletes, with enthusiasts citing benefits that include accelerated physical recovery, 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.”
In addition to providing pods for professional athletes, Float Pod Technologies is also the exclusive supplier for True REST Float Spas, the world’s largest franchise system offering flotation therapy. True REST provides a premier spa environment, allowing the public to experience the same benefits of flotation therapy as Float Pod Technologies’ celebrity clientele.