The improvement of recovery, quality of daily life and professional and athletic performance is more and more widespread need among the population.
In May 2019, Starpool entrusted a 12-months long scientific study titled: “Dry floatation with Zerobody as a tool for stress management and physical and mental recovery” to Pro Motus, an Italian society located in Bolzano that deals in training, sports medicine, rehabilitation, and athletic performance evaluation in the fields of medicine and sport. The objective of the study was the assessment of relaxation acute responses associated to the dry floatation on Zerobody on a physiological, neurophysiological, biochemical and psychological level.
Today, we are happy to share the results of this scientific study, which made it possible to calculate the influence that Zerobody has on an individual’s physical and mental performance. “Through the application of the scientific method and of a valid and replicable research procedure, our objective is to assess how Zerobody improves recovery, quality of life and professional and athletic performance”, explained a little over a year ago Federico Fontana, Head of Laboratory and scientific research for Pro Motus.
In conclusion, this study has shown how a 20-minutes dry floatation session on Zerobody results in significant benefits in terms of muscle soreness perception, physiological and psychological parameters linked to recovery, and also mood. For this reason, it is possible to confirm that a 20-minutes session is the minimum effective therapy duration to induce a positive change on a physical and mental level, thus potentially on the optimization of individual capacity for recovery. This was the first study to evaluate this innovative and alternative recovery strategy; although more research is due, the current study provides promising preliminary results regarding the use of dry floatation on healthy individuals as a therapy for the optimization of physical and mental recovery.
Click here to access the full version of the White Paper “Dry-Flotation therapy: a novel recovery strategy?” – Pro Motus Research Department, Pro Motus Srl, Bozen, Italy.