Many athletes and sports clubs are adapting to new recovery and mastery methods in order to gain an edge over competitors. The Golden State Warriors have been known to use sensory deprivation tanks as part of physical recovery and meditation.
GSW Point Guard and two-time MVP Stephen Curry explains it pretty well from an athletes perspective in this video from Business Insider:
“It just lets you recharge, it helps you refresh and allows you to just be you and your thoughts for an hour which is hard to come in obviously our fast-paced society”
Definitely an important point for those who have to endure an 80+ game season.