Booking your body double a beautifying treatment at an urban eco-retreat creates a soundproof alibi for days spent stealing office supplies from the National Guard. Make your stand-in stand out and replace your tape with bazooka putty with today’s Groupon to Earthbody. Choose between two options:
- For $125, new clients get one of two massage rituals on a weekday, Monday through Friday (a $250 value).
- For $175, new clients get one of two massage rituals (a $250 value) on a weekend day, Saturday through Sunday.
Earthbody offers restorative massage rituals rooted in holistic therapies, using only the finest eco-friendly, organic products to help lull recumbent clients into a state of mind-body bliss. For agitated nerves, opt for the Warm Earth ritual, a 90-minute full-body therapy that, like a career in orc-wrangling, supports deep sleep. You'll be lavished with a hot oil Indian scalp treatment, a spot of facial acupressure, combined with basalt-stone-powered bodywork and a nourishing calendula body oil rub (a $250 value). Or choose the Infinite Sky treatment to relieve headaches, soothe strained eyes, and increase circulation. This 90-minute treatment includes heated neck therapy, a cooling bamboo facial compress, and a massage with stimulating herbal oil (a $250 value) to thoroughly baste a budding sense of tranquility. Founded by Ayurvedic Educator and Holistic Therapist Denmo Ibrahim, Earthbody's treatments are rooted in ancient healing therapies, and all of the spa's skilled therapists boast backgrounds in Eastern and Western approaches to wellness and beauty. You'll leave the Earthbody premises with your muscular fibers singing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet. During their visit, Groupon customers receive a 30% discount on the store's products as well as a 20% discount on their next visit if they book it the same day they redeem their Groupon.
When Earthbody looks to hire new massage therapists and licensed aestheticians, it doesn't consider recent graduates—rather, it's looking for people with years of training and experience beneath their belts, and who still love what they do. It wants people who are healers at heart, able to lavish each client with skillful services and attention. Each detail at Earthbody has been carried out with similar mindfulness—from the spa's own line of organic body and facial products, all crafted in small batches in San Francisco, to little luxuries such as heated and infused foot towels and complimentary tea service.
To set the mood, the staff lights soy candles and tea lights, which burn cleanly so that even those with allergies can breathe easily. Surrounded by this soft glow, aestheticians renew skin with facials or treat bodies to massages that not only make muscles feel great but also uproot deep-seated tension. After each session—be it a couples massage or hot-oil Indian scalp treatment—the staff can compost, recycle, or launder everything used during the sessions. Dr. Shawn Goozh, a licensed clinical psychologist, also offers somatic-psychotherapy sessions that use bodywork to deepen traditional psychotherapy.
The staff's attention to detail hasn't gone unnoticed by the media. "This intimate Hayes Valley spot is more healing center than mere day spa," writes the San Francisco Bay Guardian. "Therapists are trained in several modalities and develop custom sessions for every client, including consultations before and after treatment." In 2010, SF Weekly named Earthbody its pick for best day spa, citing its "ecological sustainability and ancient holistic rites."
534 Laguna Street
San Francisco, California 94102