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Paule-Dominique Anneheim, a certified massage therapist and owner of Voil? La Familia, eases muscle pain with techniques customized to the needs of men, women, and infants. Since she was 17 years old and living in Marseille, Paule-Dominique has been working with both healthy and disabled youngsters. She went on to become a children?s massage instructor and expert on wooden-block ergonomics before moving to Tahiti to help open a clinic. The experienced massage therapist now brings gentle kneads and Swedish massage techniques to bear against tension and pain in private rooms speckled with colorful orchids. Oil infused with vitamin E steeps skin in moisture and prevents stretch marks, and the therapist's expertise in pediatric, prenatal, and postpartum massage allows her to soothe mothers stressed by pregnancy and little ones stressed by investigations into what the cow says.
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.
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.
Tucked away beneath the carved wooden eaves of a Victorian-style house, San Francisco Face and Body aims to provide a haven from everyday worries and cares. The friendly staff concentrates laser-like focus on customer service, customizing aromatherapy scents, massage techniques, and mask ingredients to each client’s skincare needs. Aestheticians smooth hirsute areas with numbing natural analgesics and imported French waxes designed to grip hair, not skin, easing the pain of separation without the need for regular Skype dates with estranged former moustaches.
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.
The healing hands of Bay Area Restorative Massage Therapy facilitate a wellness philosophy that strives to maintain optimal health through customized pain relief sessions. Combining Eastern and Western techniques, various massage modalities aid clients in padding flexibility, circulation, and tranquility levels according to their needs and Myers-Briggs typology.
Applied with light to medium pressure, Swedish massage stimulates nerve endings and boosts circulation with broad strokes in a gentle session that's well-suited to first-time massage recipients. Aching kernels of connective tissue unravel under an hour of intensive pressure during deep-tissue massage honed by turning terra-cotta statues into malleable mounds of play-doh. A gentle dry brushing begins the hot-stone massage's muscle and vertebrae therapy before warm oil and polished rocks plucked from the sun's cobblestone streets radiate healing heat waves into their blissful target.
Each of the spa's relaxing services starts off as experienced staffers pamper guests with a complimentary hot-towel wrap and dose of aromatherapy scents. Licensed massage therapists work to alleviate guests' physical and psychological tension during soothing massages, which run anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes and incorporate techniques from modalities including Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, and myofascial release. Facials, body treatments, and hair-snatching waxes can clear skin of fine lines, blemishes, acne, and unwanted follicles. Clients may also doll up their appendages with a selection of manicures and pedicures, all backed by Harmony Day Spa's 48-hour nail policy that guarantees better yields when noodling for non-colorblind catfish.
Owner Jacquie “Blu” Washington brings a contemporary flair to old-Hollywood glamour, not only in her creative hair designs but also in the modern, sumptuous interior of GlamSity, the salon that she cofounded with her mother Gloria. In the salon, which was featured in Essence magazine in 2011, Blu and her staff create looks ranging from runway chic to timeless classic with services such as haircuts, color, relaxers, and weaves. As a backdrop to their styling services, wooden furniture and curved, wood-framed mirrors stand out against the salon’s baby-blue walls.
After 30 years in the corporate world of investment banking, Roy Bergmann needed a change. He decided to ditch conference rooms in favor of studio space, and founded The Mindful Body to explore his passion for yoga, massage, and wellness. He gathered a team of like-minded individuals with the goal of providing a healing and nurturing center.
Today, they employ more than 20 yoga teachers who conduct a suite of more than 60 classes per week, including such styles as the mind-body-synchronizing Ashtanga, the classic-asana-focused Hatha, and nurturing restorative and prenatal yoga for moms to be. Also on board are more than 45 massage therapists trained in everything from Swedish and deep tissue to the Chinese practice of organ massage to neuromuscular therapy, a system designed to make muscles smarter.
Soothing heated stones are the focus of massages and microdermabrasion at In-Symmetry Wellness Spa. Whether you’re an athlete, bound to a non-ergonomic office chair, or just in need of some deep relaxation, this is the place to renew and rebalance. A high-end industrial-aesthetic, with lots of orchids and reproduction Pollocks among the pipes and ducts, In-Symmetry has been restoring good health to bodies in the Mission for fifteen years. Their innovative treatments such as acu-massage – deep tissue massage with acupuncture – make this a unique spa that has garnered praise from anyone who has stepped through its door, including the Wall Street Journal.
The massage therapists at Bhawana Thai Massage incorporate hospitality and healing into each of their treatments, from the cup of welcome tea they offer when guests arrive to the variety of mindful techniques that they use on their clients' muscles. In addition to traditional Thai massage?a blend of stretching, rocking, and strategic pressure?they offer massages that make use of essential oils and herbal compresses. During foot reflexology treatments, practitioners knead soles with creams and oils, in the hope of stimulating internal organ systems and auditing your inventory of toes.
As its name would suggest, Thai massage shapes most of the treatments found on Balance Traditional Thai Massage and Spa's menu. Clients can choose traditional sessions that integrate reflexology, stretching, and kneading with the palms, feet, and forearms, or variations that introduce heated herbal compresses or prenatal techniques.
At both locations, sessions are performed in curtained-off areas strewn with colorful duvets and pillows. The waiting rooms help clients find peace with colorful flowers and magazines detailing George Clooney's newfound appreciation for nonmodels.
Signature Service: Oxygen Facial and Therapeutic Massage
Brands Used: Intraceuticals, Dr. Alkaitis, Prana, BioTone, Natural Formulations
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Metered street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 16
Pro Tip: Stress free parking available at Union Square for a fee.
The therapists at Massage Clinic target tight muscles, energy blockages, and run-of-the-mill aches with a wide range of bodywork modalities and a healthy dose of compassion. They are trained in methods such as classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage, along with reflexology, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy. The goal of each bodywork session here is not only to ease the ailments of the musculoskeletal systems, but take a load of frazzled minds.