Choose Between Two Options
$49 for a relaxation package (up to $105 total value)
- One 60-minute floatation (up to $75 value)
- One 30-minute infrared-sauna session (up to $30 value) <p>
$142 for three of the above packages (up to $315 value)<p>
During floats, guests can aim for a peaceful zen-like state of complete mental and physical relaxation by entering the sound-free pod and closing the door, or simply relax with the door open and the pod’s lights on. In 10 inches of water—heated to approximate the skin’s temperature—a half-ton of Epsom salts helps buoy the body and induce a state of deep relaxation. Afterward, the staff provides water and tea to help bring back a dose of reality. See a description of what to expect and a list of FAQs, including contraindications. The infrared sauna further reduces stress and can promote detoxification by heating the body with tissue-penetrating rays.<p>
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student, senior, or military discounts.<p>
"I stepped out of the pod feeling almost absurdly peaceful and relaxed, wanting to do nothing more than just sit in a park somewhere and be happy and grateful." So said Mark Lukach of 7x7 after two float sessions in the 30% Epsom-salts water at Float Matrix. Named the Best Place to Alter Your Consciousness in 2010 by SF Weekly, the center lets visitors unburden themselves of stress in a soundproof, lightproof pod designed to simulate weightlessness and send brainwave patterns into a soothing theta state. The process has been scientifically researched and is based on a phenomenon called Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, or REST—a deeply relaxed state in which the body is believed to divert freed-up resources to address cognitive function, creativity, and conditions such as pain and broken telekinesis actuators.
Owner Kane Mantyla told Lukach, "Floating is a lot like experiencing ‘nothing,’ and there is no set narrative for ‘nothing’ in our culture.” Mantyla was inspired to found the center in 2006, after experiencing a profound healing from his own pain. He has since facilitated more than 10,000 floats, helping clients share in the blissful nothingness in a tranquil, clean environment. The saltwater—which is mostly sterile to begin with—is sanitized after each session with compound filtration, ozone, and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Not content to only provide one path to relaxation, the center also promotes wellness via infrared-sauna sessions.