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mindfulness

This post is part of our Mindfulness Methods series, a collection of blogs dedicated to exploring different techniques we use to enhance our float experiences. There’s no wrong way to float, but sometimes we need a little help to get the most out of our time in the tank. When new customers come into SYNC […]

positive effects of floating

  Highlighting The Positive We pour post-float tea for everyone who floats with us. As they sit and sip, we talk. We’re always curious what went well and if they had any challenges. After our first six months as float center owners and operators, there’s one thing we’ve noticed from a huge majority of people as […]

Float and Flow at SYNC

We’re so excited to introduce Float and Flow at SYNC, in partnership with Soft Body Yoga! Part float session, part gentle flow yoga class, Float and Flow pairs two powerful therapies to relax body and mind. What To Expect The evening consists of two groups: those floating then flowing and those flowing then floating. Both […]

float better

We like to say flotation therapy meets you where you are. If you come in super stressed and hurried, you’ll likely spend a good portion of your float just calming down. Sometimes that’s all floats are (I know mine have been), and that’s okay and useful in its own right. Sometimes, however, you might hope […]

30-minute float

We’re a little nervous about this. We’re not sure if it’ll work. We haven’t seen anyone doing anything like it. We’re going to try it anyway. The Way Things Are Traditionally, float appointments start at one hour. Some float centers only offer longer 90-minute floats, and I’ve only seen one center in the country that […]

Float Park City

“Part of the reason the duo loves working at Sync Float Center is because they get to see people who are trying floating for the first time.” —Carolyn Webber, The Park Record Floating is a novel experience for a huge majority of the people who come through our doors. We are honored to be a […]

Floating for Expecting Mothers

Disclaimer: it is not recommended that women float during their first trimester of pregnancy. Once you’re into your second and third trimesters, please consult with your physician before floating. “That pool of salt water was the best mattress ever. I could lay there and feel the baby. Just me and my baby, in our own […]

bad float

“People look for retreats for themselves—in the country, by the coast, or in the hills. There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind…so constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.” —Marcus Aurelius I’ve floated many times. More than three, fewer than thirty. This […]

core

“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass themselves without wondering.” -St Augustine   One of the reasons I like to float is because […]

concussion

“The concussion crisis has changed the face of sports as we know it, and it has brought to surface the incredible importance of our brain health. The time is now for us to make our brain the number one priority so that education and awareness can take effect and begin to change the way we […]

first float

It’s not hard to talk me into anything spa-like. I’m in particular need of self-care because my life is too busy to make much time for it. Like most outdoorswomen, homeowners, and business owners (I bear all these titles), I’m well aware that I ought to make more time to sit still. Hell, I even […]

healing

This is Part Three of our three-part series exploring the basic elements of floating: magnesium, flotation, and sensory reduction. Sensory Reduction Part of the benefit of flotation therapy comes from the fact that, while in the pod, much of your sensory input is diminished. Float pods are designed to be completely free of light and […]

schedule a float

You’ve been here waiting with us for months and, in some cases, years. You’ve told us about your aches and pains, stresses and woes. We’ve told you how floating can help, and asked you to please hang on while we finish building, while we quit our jobs and change our lives so we can help […]

salt soak

Every athlete or weekend warrior has been there: aching from an intense workout but called by their training schedule, love of sport, or need to finish cleaning out the garage to go back for more. While progress might be most measurably gained through action, rest and recovery are arguably just as important for improving one’s performance. We made this essential oil blend for home use as […]

PTSD

  PTSD: Like Being Shoved Off a Cliff Our lives are made up of experiences. Each and every experience we have changes us on a deep, biological level. This means we are changing every day. We are always moving in either a positive or a negative direction, and much of this movement is based on […]

stress

  “Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions—not outside.”—Marcus Aurelius How much of what you’ve been sure was true has, in fact, turned out to be false or has changed from your original perception of it? If you’d asked me as a child what I […]

The Remarkable Moments

I have a few photographer friends, and I always find the number of shots they take while on assignment both fascinating and overwhelming. For each masterpiece—the kind worthy of being placed on the mantle in your home or in a magazine ad—there are dozens, if not hundreds, of pictures that didn’t make the cut. Photography […]

What's Their Story?

I recently bought a shirt from a pretty cool non-profit called To Write Love on Her Arms. I found the story behind how the organization got started to be poignant, and I wanted to assist somehow. The proceeds go toward helping people who are depressed, addicted, self-harming, and/or suicidal. The shirt has a potent, albeit […]

student books

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” —Alvin Toffler The Balance of High Achievement In the 1990’s, German researchers looked at a group of students learning to play the violin. While all talented, the students were broken up into […]

Floating for Athletic Recovery

“Hard work requires hard recovery.” -Steve Fraser, Olympic Wrestling Coach Every athlete knows the importance of training. Training is integral in the path towards progress. It is the stimulus that pushes us to grow. The growth itself, however, actually happens during recovery. That seems to be a hard concept for some of us to grasp. […]

Float Pod

We hit a sort of milestone this week: the delivery of our first two pallets of epsom salt and our three Float Pod float tanks! Float tank design has come a long way since flotation therapy came to be in the 1950s, and while there are many good manufacturers on the market, we chose US-made Float Pod […]

flotation

This is Part Two of a three-part series exploring the basic elements that make up floating: Magnesium, Flotation, and Sensory Reduction.  The Struggles of Active Living If you’re like me, you love to move. We run, jump, pedal, spar, throw, lift, and ski. Moving keeps us healthy and happy, but it can also beat us up. […]

magnesium sale

This is Part One of a three-part series exploring the basic elements that make up floating: Magnesium, Flotation, and Sensory Deprivation. Magnesium I have had a headache since I was 19 years old. Everyday. For 13 years. Floating is one of the only things that can actually relieve my headache 100%. I believe this is because […]

Park City Museum

“Well, [Park City’s] always been a thorn in Utah’s side. I mean, this has been a town that was always independent. It was not a Utah conformist town.” —Jim Santy, lifelong Park City resident Tourists at Home This weekend we took our very first trip to the Park City Museum, right on Main Street in […]