When the athlete is in the floatation tank, the actual rate of recovery post physical exercise is enhanced beyond recognition. The recovery that would generally take a very long time gets compressed into just a few hours. Since floating in the water that has high concentrations of Epsom salt reduces the stresses of gravity, the weight and pressure are taken off strained muscles, joints, and bones. This increases the efficiency of the blood circulation right through the body. It also significantly improves the recovery time after injury.