We Tried Flotation Therapy. Here’s What It’s Like.

Floating in the Dead Sea is one of those things I always thought would be so cool to experience but figured would probably never happen. Little did I know that I didn’t need to buy a flight to Israel to experience mineral salt baths — I could do it right here in Alexandria.

Synergy Float Center is a flotation therapy center designed to help clients escape the stress of life’s daily pressures and naturally heal the mind and body by bringing the body back into homeostasis through flotation and other services. Synergy Float Center has three private spa tubs that each hold 250-750 gallons of water with 800-1000 pounds of dissolved, pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt. The salinity of the water is three times greater than the ocean, making it equivalent to the Dead Sea. The thick salt water allows you to float effortlessly in the tub, melting your body and mind into relaxation. You feel like a little otter floating in the sea, completely at ease.

During a float, you produce slower brainwave patterns, known as theta waves, which are normally only experienced during a deep meditation or just before falling asleep. This is usually accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations, or feelings of profound peace and joy. Because of these effects, floating is used effectively in the treatment of depression and addiction. There is even some research on floating for individuals with autism. Many people also float for the wellness and health benefits such as deep relaxation, pain management, stress reduction, and to enhance focus and creativity.

Synergy Float Center offers much more than just Float Therapy; we also tried Infrared Sauna and Magnetic Resonance therapy sessions.


Infrared Sauna

An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you. The health benefits can include the following: weight loss and increase metabolism; muscle and joint pain relief; immune system support; detoxification; and stiffness, stress, and fatigue reduction.


Magnetic Resonance Therapy

The Magnesphere™ is a cutting-edge relaxation device that is on the front lines of energetic healing. Imagine laying in a zero-gravity chair while an invisible electromagnetic field surrounds you – that’s what Magnetic Resonance Therapy feels like. As you relax or fall asleep, it realigns your cells on a molecular level. By realigning, we mean that it is restoring your cells to their greatest level of vibration. Or simply put, it helps your body work the way it was meant to.


We strongly encourage you to give Synergy Float Center a call to discuss your health and wellness goals; they can tailor a treatment program to fit your needs. If you are unsure you will enjoy float therapy, book a service for a Wednesday or Thursday and receive a 20 percent discount!


1240 North Pitt Street, Lower Level, Alexandria, VA 22314
571.319.0355 | admin@synergyfloatcenter.com


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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.


400 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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