Sensory deprivation and freezing – by choice? Sounded bananas to me, so I had to try it. I was feeling pretty stressed and decided to see if a float tank, a giant pod with hundreds of pounds of epsom salts dissolved in water – would help me zen out. Once I stepped into the glowing pod and closed the hatch behind me it took me a few minutes to adjust, but the skin temperature air and water were definitely relaxing and I’d never felt anything quite like that zero-gravity suspension. Once I adjusted I embraced the trippy experience; at times I wasn’t sure if my eyes were open or closed and when the temperature and buoyancy were just right, I wasn’t sure where my body ended and everything else began. I’ll definitely be going back.
I researched a few locations before I chose this one in the Mission. I like this one because it’s an oasis among the big-city chaos in the heart of the city, the space is modern and relaxing, it’s the newest of these facilities to open, and the experience feels luxurious because it’s clean, the rooms are large, and they stock good-quality shower products.
If you want the opportunity to relax for in the midst of a busy visit to San Francisco – without the high fees of a spa treatment- this is a great way to go. Reboot is also open late, making the experience quite accessible even if you have a day packed with tourist activities.