Rosen Method Bodywork is a gentle, subtle, very effective bodywork done in a quiet, supportive and confidential environment. It gives you an opportunity to fully relax into your body and bring chronic tensions to the surface in a way that enables release and relief to occur from the inside out.
Not everyone could draw parallels between the mysteries of the human body and the ornately patterned ceiling of a hotel in Tunisia. But chiropractor Kirsten Hill sees the resemblance; for her, the sacred geometry of the nervous system and the designs found in art and architecture are not so different—they both reflect an innate balance and carefully constructed harmony. Dr. Hill's unique perspective is reflected both in her work, which revolves around restoring balance and harmony, and in her office space at Dance With Life Chiropractic. In the Healing Rooms—a wood-floored area with natural light, colorful artwork, and soothing music—Dr. Hill and her team of skilled massage therapists promote healing with adjustments and a variety of massage modalities. Students attending health workshops and dance or meditation classes walk through a round-topped door that resembles both the entryway to a Moroccan palace and the imprint left by a helmet-wearing Kool-Aid Man.
Dr. Hill extends her passion for healing by serving the Bay Area community; she volunteers her adjusting services and health expertise at various events in San Francisco and is a regular wellness speaker at Business Networking International.
When to Go: Reservations are recommended any time of day, but lunch may be the sweet spot for dining without waiting and for finding a spot for your ride.
Press Props: CNN named the restaurant to its 50 Best Chinese Restaurants in the United States list in 2012.
Seitan: a vegetarian meat substitute made from wheat gluten.
Casual fitness enthusiasts and dedicated martial arts practitioners can all find a place at Gym 445. When founding the studio, owners and instructors Kru Edgerton Brown and Bebe Etzler chose to create a setting that catered to beginners as well as advanced students, providing them with a place to hone their self-defense skills and learn the mixed martial arts techniques needed to safely subdue an unarmed mannequin. In addition to Thai kickboxing and conditioning classes, the experienced trainers also help people master jiu jitsu and offer kids' kickboxing classes so the whole family can get a challenging, full-body workout.
Where to Sit: Seating is limited so if grabbing a stool at the front window and people-watching isn’t your thing, take your treats to go and hit up the trails at nearby Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve.
While You’re Waiting: See how many of the dozens of eggs you can count in the nearby refrigerators before they’re cracked open by the chefs and transformed into tasty custards or cakes.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Peruse the displays of vintage newspapers or make an addition to your library at Great Overland Book Co (345 Judah Street).
After: Sip a pint while trying to guess whodunnit over a game of Clue at Little Shamrock (807 Lincoln Way), which shares a communal pile of board games with its clientele.
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Eat some savory pies at Peasant Pies (1039 Irving Street).
Whether they're escorting lone business travelers to the airport or a festive troupe to a party, Sahara Limo's courteous chauffeurs exhibit punctuality and professionalism as they captain their fleet of luxury vehicles. Jet-black Lincoln Town Cars and Mercedes sedans envelop riders in sleek ambiance and comfort, and eight-passenger limousines, equipped with TVs and DVD players provide elongated transport for larger groups. Knowledgeable drivers also navigate the roadways of Napa Valley, stopping so passengers can bask in the fruits of its many vineyards, and steer tourists past San Francisco attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the exact spot where Tony Bennett left his heart.