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Flotation Therapy: Inside one of sports biggest trends

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"It's 1,200 pounds of salt in the pool," said Tatiana Tchamouroff. "The only thing you can hear is your breath and your heartbeat."

It may be the ultimate way to completely chill out. Flotation therapy — a popular new treatment for professional athletes.

"Research has shown an hour of sleep in the pool is equivalent to four hours night's rest," she said.

Tchamouroff owns Ninotch in Bethesda and Tyson’s Corner. She worked on the Washington Nationals medical staff as the team's massage therapist and praises the practice.

“Even though I am not with the team now, I still do a lot of consulting within MLB and those guys they come here and see me for massage therapy, but they also use the pools here for sports recovery,” Tchamouroff said.

Bryce Harper is a big fan and so is NBA star Steph Curry. He showed how it is done on ESPN's Hang Time.

"It's an opportunity to relax for one and get away from all the stresses from life and the court for one," said Curry.

Obviously, it has physical benefits as well with salt.

But it's not just for athletes.

"It's this sensory overload that we have with social media and computers, technology, TV," said Tchamouroff.

"People can't shut it off, so to be able to come in here and have an hour of just silence and basically the only thing you can hear is your breath and your heartbeat you are able to disconnect and give your brain and your body a time to just decompress and heal itself," she said.

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