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During the summer of 1970, Moscow State University math student Mikhail Brodsky traveled to the Konda River in Western Siberia to log trees. While there, he visited his first banya?a public Russian bathhouse?and tried Siberian steam bathing. He became enamored of the practice, but didn't get to experience it again until visiting another Siberian town four years later. He soon started traveling throughout the world to study all the baths and hot springs he could find, earning the nickname Archimedes?for the ancient Greek mathematician?due to his habit of helping bathhouse staff members solve problems.
After moving to California, Mikhail decided to open his own bathhouse. Though design and construction took 12 years, he and a group of international friends finally opened Archimedes Banya SF, a coed public bathhouse that blends the aesthetics and traditions of Greek, Turkish, German, and Russian bathhouses with modern amenities. Spa staffers usher guests into steamy hardwood saunas and cold swimming pools on four themed floors, each decked out in warm cream-colored tiles or cool blue and silver accents. Deck chairs populate the rooftop patio, where visitors take in views of the bay and excise any remaining stress by screaming at boats. In private spa rooms, therapists knead guests' muscles during Russian platza massages and soak them in natural herb and mineral baths. The bathhouse is open until midnight while the bar and dining area stays open as late as 11:30 pm.
The scents of eucalyptus, lavender, and sandalwood that linger in the air at The I Spa can be traced back to an essential-oil blending bar, where clients can customize their own relaxing fragrances. These fragrances eventually make their way into massages that cater to individual aches and pains with techniques drawn from 10 distinct modalities.
?Customization? seems to be the principle that unites and guides every treatment that takes place at The I Spa. This is evident not only in the massages, but in the skin analysis that precedes each facial, allowing the spa?s aestheticians to craft unique blends of products from Jan Marini and Eve Taylor.
Regardless of the treatment, it?s not difficult to relax amidst the spa?s tile walls, gauzy curtains, and tropical flowers. Each treatment room is equipped with a vacant iPod dock that allows clients to play their own self-recorded impersonations of Phil Collins cooing like a pigeon.
Dispersed throughout a class studio and a spacious workout floor, World Gym Rochester's trainers usher guests of all ages and abilities toward physical health. Their certifications—granted from organizations such as NFPT, CrossFit, and Moms in Motion—bespeak experience in several fitness fields, just as the gym's class curriculum covers exercise styles from Zumba dances to martial arts. As the trainers emphasize realism during their personal sessions and group workouts, they eschew the gimmicks of pocket treadmill salesmen for a focus on achievable results.
Guests can cycle beneath the lightning bolt decor of the spin zone, watch television as they jog in the cardio area, or heft weights aboard strength machines on the fitness floor. Tanning and chiropractic amenities can also tend to physiques that aren't working through reps or posing as life-size Operation game boards in the childcare room.
Each member of Orchids Beauty Salon’s team stays abreast of the advancements and trends in their aesthetic specialties, ensuring clients receive the latest in pampering from head to toe. Stylists problem solve for each head of hair, restoring proteins and smoothing down strands with Keratin and Brazilian Brushing treatments, snipping overgrown cuts into shape, or remaking a client’s image with a fresh new style. The salon’s arsenal of aestheticians include Brazilian bikini specialists, who wage an all-out war on hair, invading bikini zone follicles with a deluge of warm wax before zipping the area clean with the precision of a German train schedule in as little as 15 to 30 minutes. Clients suffering aches and pains find solace in the salon’s eclectic selection of massage modalities that range from the smooth strokes of Swedish massage to the affectionate nuzzles from pet rocks found in hot stone therapy.
From pink martini sparkle mani-pedis to signature facials, Quince Spa offers exotic treatments in an equally exotic atmosphere. This dimly lit spa exudes tranquility, offering clients a haven to plop down on a cozy massage table for a hot stone massage or let their feet soak in wooden foot baths while they sip complimentary beverages and recline in leather chairs that are partitioned off by Shoji screens. Using products from OPI, Havainas, and Essie, Nail technicians perform ginger tea bamboo sugar mani-pedis, as well as Japanese Yuzu citrus callous removal pedicures and gentlemen’s manicures. Massage therapists, meanwhile, harmonize the mind and body with massages and foot reflexology treatments. The staff also offers eyebrow tinting and facials, helping clients look younger while undoing damage caused by UV rays that whisper insults into pores as they penetrate skin.
For 25 years, Ringolevio Salon?s stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists have been reviving appearances and recharging spirits inside a clean and modern studio space. While stylists combine their creativity and skill to craft haircuts that range from classic to cutting-edge, colorists design brilliant new hair hues using all-vegan Pureology products. Aestheticians combat blemishes, acne, and age spots with classic European facials, oxygen-therapy facials, and glycolic-acid treatments, and even offer teeth whitening to ensure newly even complexions aren't diminished by yellowed grins. As for the massage therapists, they pander to tight muscles and tense minds with a host of modalities that includes hot stone and reflexology and will gladly customize an aromatherapy treatment based on the client's favorite scents and number of noses.
At Zazen, students relax their bodies and focus their minds during sessions of Zen Buddhist seated meditation, the soothing practice for which the center is named. But both Zazen locations work to cultivate calm with other services as well. Sensory-deprivation tanks block out distracting external stimuli as guests float in 10 inches of warm saltwater, a practice many say helps them grow their awareness of the present moment. Massage sessions focus on freeing the body from tension, so it can be experienced as spaciousness rather than constraint. Yoga classes also help guests become mindful, filling hearts and limbs with enough calm energy to quiet a bawling infant with a single, whispered "shhh."
Cocoon Urban Day Spa?s beauty technicians understand that a good waxing treatment has two things going for it: precision and speed. That?s why their Brazilian waxes typically take only 15 minutes while only leaving behind custom shapes and designs. When they aren?t sculpting fuzz into triangles or iconic skylines, the team airbrushes skin with natural tanning solutions that result in an even glow. Led by founder Sarah Redmond, the team performs their personalized treatments in an their spa designed to make any urban chaos feel far away.
Stress can affect the body adversely on a daily basis, causing aches, exhaustion, and mental fatigue. That’s why Jacob Titus St. James and his team spends their days combating it through healing bodywork, such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage. Saint Therapy uses natural and organic products, hand-made and free of artificial additives. They also practice the art of de-stressing through skin-nourishing detox body wraps and scrubs, as well as Gchat sessions with Kenny G’s saxophone.
The hands-on healers at Rincon Chiropractic Massage & Acupuncture treat patients with combinations of massage, chiropractic care, nutrition, and acupuncture. Consultations go over the expectations and potential benefits of these treatments helping to outline an individual treatment plan involving any combination of massages, adjustments, and rehabilitative exercises. Nutritionists personalize balanced diets to help fuel fitness goals such as loosing weight, gaining muscle, or becoming iron.
The nail-honing technicians at Nails By Nancy gussy up all 20 digits as they pamper conjoining hands and feet with a lineup of stress-busting and skin-smoothing spa treatments. Signature services begin with the classic buff, file, and trim, which reshape nails into clean-cut tips or replacement pocketknives. An exfoliating scrub then sloughs away roughened skin from hands and feet before a warm lotion is massaged into the skin. Additionally, hot stones lay atop stress-sensitive areas on all four human paws to bake away accumulated tension. After a clay-mask hydration treatment infuses heels with moisture, staffers adorn nails in a bright hue that allows clients to flaunt their fingers and don the Emperor's new shoes with confidence.
When they first cut the ribbon on Milvali Salon & Cosmetics' namesake location in Mill Valley, beauty experts and best friends Jessika Adams de Vazquez and Deb Monti couldn't have guessed where their partnership would lead. In the nearly 10 years since, the dynamic duo has opened a second location in San Francisco and guided the salons through three expansions. The pair also filled both locations’ shelves with their own signature line of mineral- and botanical-based skincare products, which their experienced team of aestheticians incorporates into a variety of custom facials.
But skincare isn't the only thing that Milvali is renowned for. The salon was voted the best place to go for hair extensions on the 2012 Bay Area A-List and was a finalist in the Best Bikini Wax category. To earn this regard, the beauty gurus specialize in Brazilian bikini waxes, using imported wax from Italy that is delicate enough to use on sensitive skin or between the Mona Lisa’s eyebrows.
Most popular service: Deep-tissue massage
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
Deep tissue and structural integration allow me to address the source of physical problems rather than just the symptoms.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
A client found complete relief from pain and was able to walk upright again without a cane.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I communicate clearly about the issues they want to address.
Dinair Pinheiro Sisson studied massage in Brazil before moving to America. In addition to her license to knead, she also holds certifications that grant her the title of "Advanced Practitioner" and "Supreme Massage Potentate." A deep-tissue specialist, she also offers modalities ranging from lymphatic drainage to aesthetic massage. The latter bridges the gap between her massage practice and her beauty treatments, which she performs as a licensed aesthetician thanks to her studies at the San Francisco School of Cosmetology.
Signature Service: Oxygen Facial and Therapeutic Massage
Brands Used: Intraceuticals, Dr. Alkaitis, Prana, BioTone, Natural Formulations
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Pro Tip: Stress free parking available at Union Square for a fee.