Hey, Charleston, Lexa here. 👋 I’m constantly seeking out ways to get in some more “me time” — to recharge my battery by leaving the hustle and bustle behind. I know I’m not alone.
That’s why I was so excited to snag a day pass to Synchronicity, a health and wellness center in Mount Pleasant that focuses on resetting the mind and body. Rest assured, this is the place to be for some well-deserved R+R.
What we tried:
Synchronicity’s goal is to promote mental wellbeing through physical experiences, nutrition programs, and community-based challenges. I tapped into some physical experiences with six wellness stations. Each station is curated to specific goals — luckily, I got to experience a little bit of everything:
- Cryotherapy: To energize + decrease pain and inflammation
- Infrared sauna: To detox + decrease muscle and joint tension
- Normatec compression: To increase circulation + decrease pain and inflammation
- Massage chairs: To improve sleep + decrease stress and anxiety
- Salt chamber: To relieve sinus + allergy symptoms and improve psoriasis and eczema
- Cold plunge: To revitalize body and mind + decrease systemic inflammation
What not to miss:
While I was a bit apprehensive at first, the cold plunge, meant to target inflammation and reset the body, was an awesome experience that couldn’t have come at a better time after a few tough workouts during the week.
The water was 38° and I was asked if I wanted to walk through some breathwork with the staff (thanks, Joni) beforehand, which changed the game for me. I lasted a whole two minutes and felt almost euphoric afterwards. My body was incredibly relaxed, with little to no stiffness, tightness, or pain, and my mind was open, clear, and energized. 👊
What we’re still talking about:
How recharged I felt after just three hours at Synchronicity. Enough said.
The staff was incredibly supportive and checked in with me at every station. I was apprehensive about walking into a chamber of cold air kept at -166° for cryotherapy, but I walked out feeling alert + excited to head to the next station: The massage chairs.
You think you’ve had a solid experience in a massage chair before until you head to the Meditation Zone at Synchronicity. To set the scene: The room was dimly-lit and featured a television with ASMR-like photos + sounds that slipped me into a relaxed, meditative state. The calming atmosphere nearly put me to sleep, but still kept me present in the moment. Two words: Absolutely spectacular.
Overall, the facility was one of the most stunning + tranquil places I have ever been, and the amenities surpassed all expectations.
How you can experience this:
The center is open Monday-Saturday, so there’s plenty of time to pencil a visit into your busy schedule. Take an early lunch, prep your work the night before, do whatever you need to do to carve out some personal time — trust me, it’s worth it.
Things to know if you go:
- Experience: Synchronicity wellness amenities
- Price: Varies
- Website: thesynclife.com
- Address: 1513 Mathis Ferry Rd., Mt. Pleasant
- Hours: Hours vary