New Studio in the Mission

Body Awakening has moved to a new studio location in the Mission! We’re happy to have ActivSpace as our new home for facilitating integrative well-being, 7 days a week.

Located five stories up, our space looks over the Western undulating horizon featuring Twin Peaks, Sutro Tower, Dolores High School Tower, The U.S. Mint, and SFU’s belfries. Eliminate your stresses at any time between a refreshing foggy sunrise, or a moonlit city after a full day.

Our studio offers a vibrant atmosphere. Elemental characters from four cultures populate our Southern wall. Maa Laxmii looks over the city, offering her good fortune to all in her gaze. Buddha meditates over a reflection box. The places of healing arts from around the globe speckle the window. Body Awakening’s lotus and Ohm paired with an aspirational hero’s bow and arrow flank two columnar positions. A peacock feather adorns another. A labyrinthine impression hangs from the ceiling colored to induce creativity. All this creates 1001 cubic feet of healing space, where you can express yourself feely.

Sessions in our studio will leave your refreshed and inspired to be your best self. Stop by for a visit, and see what Body Awakening can do for you.

Thanks to all who helped us break-in the space! The open house energized the studio well. See below for some pics of the event. More pictures on Facebook.



Make it a Hot Stone Sunday at Body Awakening

Ditch the ice-cream and indulge on Sunday, Saturday or Monday at Body Awakening with a 90 minute hot stone massage. The massage uses volcanic iron-rich Basalt stones with heat retaining properties. The stones are collected from rivers, where they were smoothed out by current. The use of heat to relax and sooth the body is seen throughout ancient healing traditions. Native American cultures used stones heated in fire to sooth and relieve muscle tension and aches. The warmth of the stones relax and loosen muscles, allowing the therapist to relieve deep tension. Physiological benefits include increased metabolism and circulation.
Body Awakening’s signature “Smooth Shanti” hot stone massage begins with gentle Thai style stretching to unwind the body for deep, soothing hot stone massage therapy. The stones are soaked in a bath heated to the temperature of 130 degrees Fahrenheit and then laid on energy centers of the body to allow the heat to gently loosen tissue. Luscious rose-infused oil is applied to the body as the stones gracefully stroke away tension.  Stones of various sizes are used during the treatment, larger stones used for larger muscles and smaller stones for more precise tissue work.
90 minutes / $150.