Modern life is full of distractions, from smartphones to jet packs that rattle, spew fire, smell like diesel fuel, and emit ghosts. Escape overstimulation with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a one-hour float in a sensory-deprivation tank at Float in Oakland (up to a $75 value).
Within a chic urban art spa, Float proffers buoyant relaxation through restricted environmental-stimulation therapy. Sequestered for 60 minutes in a tank containing 1,000 pounds of microorganism-slaying medical-grade epsom salts, a tray of Ho Hos, and less than a foot of body-temperature water, the corporeal form floats weightlessly as if in the womb, which can slow down the heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. Inside this serenely soundless, lightless oubliette, brain waves lap lethargically at the shores of consciousness, inducing deep sleep, meditative states, or lucid dreaming. Prepare for the float by reading Float's helpful online information and frequently asked questions.
1091 Calcot Pl.
Oakland, California 94606