ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Uggs boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees. Then comes the sensory deprivation of floating pitch black in 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt while meditation music plays.
And that's just at work. At home is a custom-made mattress designed to get just the right about of sleep.
Massage tables, zero gravity chairs, a laser-therapy table that looks like a tanning bed, a cryotherapy chamber and giant float pods make up the Washington Redskins' state-of-the-art rest and recovery room. Combined with advanced mattress and pillow technology, it's all part of Washington's pursuit of better injury prevention and recovery after no NFL team put more players on season-ending injured reserve over the past two years combined.