Thai Massage in San Francisco


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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.
109 Bartlett St.
San Francisco,
CA
US
Project Zen aims to provide a serene sanctuary where clients can complement Western medicinal regimes with Eastern healing practices that coordinate internal harmony with preventative massage services. Stepping inside the spa, clients will notice its rich red tapestries and bright gold pillows, which exude an opulence matched only by drinking red wine out of a solid gold sippy cup. Project Zen, like its sister spa in Thailand, pampers patrons and aims to improve their overall wellness with treatments such as Japanese shiatsu, a brand of acupressure involving languid thumb, palm, knee, and feet strokes. In addition, an in-house line of bath and body products blended from coconut oil and flowers are used during deep-tissue and Swedish massages.
325 Bay St.
San Francisco,
CA
US
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."
2219 Filbert St.
San Francisco,
CA
US
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.
39 Polk St.
San Francisco,
CA
US
The staff at Buddha Bliss Massage sees massage therapy not as a luxury, but rather as a preventive measure against ailments. With this in mind, therapists tailor each of their services?which include Swedish and deep-tissue modalities?to individuals so they can feel considerable easing of both physical and emotional tension. To augment this process, the studio is bedecked in Buddha statues, lotus flowers, incense, and flowering plants, all of which contribute to a peaceful atmosphere.
870 Market Street Suite 619
San Francisco,
CA
US
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.
3159 Mission Street
San Francisco,
CA
US
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