Floating

Ho'oponopono

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. Let me emphasize that 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. “Where there […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]