Located in the heart of the Haight Ashbury District, this one man massage studio excels at deep tissue massage to relieve sports injuries and deep knots that more traditional massages don’t touch. The multi-talented masseur is Paris, who offers a massage experience that may be a little different than anything you’ve experienced before. Referred to as a passive workout, this massage requires plenty of pressure and moments of discomfort to ultimately relieve your tension and get you back on your feet quickly--you can trust his expertise to relieve those lasting aches and pains.
What makes it great: practitioners who boast a minimum of five years of professional experience, sessions that include custom aromatherapy and hot cleansing towels, and a proprietary blend of organic oils and soothing herbs to leave skin revitalized.
Mixing beauty and business comes as naturally to Trang Warden as it does to any dealer of fine art. Her father was a man of great entrepreneurial spirit, and her mother was the owner of a San Francisco salon, giving Trang the seeds of two complementary passions. After earning her business degree and gaining a job at a Fortune 500 company, she still worked weekends at a spa with her sister, honing a talent she’d discovered with a part-time manicurist position at age 17. Today, she continues to blend commerce with cosmetic savvy—though now in one place: Zen Day Spa.
At the wheel of her beauty haven, Trang pampers hands, feet, and faces with an extensive treatment menu that relies on botanically sourced products from brands such as Epicuren, Murad, and Yonka-Paris. Tropical scents waft from mani-pedi stations, where toes soak in a signature jelly bath sprinkled with rose petals and nail technicians massage limbs with a papaya-pineapple scrub. Other body therapies incorporate volcanic clay and propolis mined from plants and flowers by bees wearing hardhats in Brazilian rainforests.