There are spas and then there are places like SenSpa. The Zen-like oasis resembles a tropical resort within the natural beauty of San Francisco’s Presidio district. Inspired by the East-West approach to wellness, SenSpa offers services and treatments that bring Zen to life for their clients. With its remedies and integrated health offerings, SenSpa is the place to be to experience Zen whenever one needs it. The following is a Q&A with Terri Eaton, SenSpa’s Outreach Manager, and Spa Examiner writer Rheba Estante, on just what makes this Top 100 Spa, one-of-a-kind.
RE: What is the overall vision for SenSpa and what kinds of benefits are the treatments and services designed to offer?
TE: SenSpa’s vision is one of holistic health. The services are designed to take a mind/body approach and work in conjunction with one another. Many of the treatments are aimed at specific concerns such as stress reduction, pain management, detoxification and relaxation. By having a multitude of offerings that address these issues, SenSpa is able to truly customize a wellness session for a client.
RE: How does a SenSpa treatment plan for stress management evolve over time to be responsive over time?
TE: SenSpa’s stress management approach is one of addressing stress as a wellness journey. Focusing first the physical effects of stress on the body and then bringing in the subject of lifestyle shifts such as ergonomics at work and repetitive stress, homecare advice such as icing and foam rolling and lifestyle patterns like sleep management, exercise, and water intake.
RE: The Facial treatments available at SenSpa – what makes them distinct and unique? There is no shortage of facial treatments available in the Bay Area. Why should someone consider a SenSpa Facial?
TE: SenSpa professionals not only use state of the art technologies and pharmaceutical grade products, but create long term treatment plans to address specific client concerns using a prescription style approach. SenSpa’s menu also incorporates an array of facials that are target specific – men’s lifestyle facial, teen clarity facial and the innovative facial rejuvenation service that is acupuncture based.
RE: Can you say more about the integrated health modalities available at SenSpa? How do they benefit clients?
TE: The integrative services at SenSpa guide a client to optimal health through an alternative approach. SenSpa offers Naturopathic Medicine that can include lab work and nutritional counseling, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to balance energy on a fundamental level and Rolfing for structural integration. The benefit of these services coincides with addressing the needs of a client through a mind/body pathway.
RE: Are there are many types of massage styles offered at SenSpa?
TE: Yes! SenSpa prides itself on many styles of massage to suit clientele tastes. We offer Swedish, deep tissue, lymphatic, cranio-sacral, lomi-lomi, hot stone, and shiatsu to name a few. All have different therapeutic benefits to assist in rejuvenation, restoration and relaxation.
RE: How are the Signature Treatments different from the other therapies available at SenSpa?
TE: All of SenSpa’s treatments are distinct in their intention, style and product placement. The signature treatments are typically 90 minutes in length to incorporate an array of healing opportunities including massage, exfoliation, detoxification and stress relief. By utilizing a cross cultural blend of therapies, SenSpa stays not only on market trend but creates stand out services that are unique and luxurious.
RE: What product lines and brands are used in the delivery of SenSpa treatments? Why were they selected?
TE: SenSpa’s skin care services draw upon pharmaceutical grade skincare such as Skinceuticals, Cosmedix and 302. They are effective with proven research driven results. In our body care services, SenSpa utilized renowned Tara Aromatherapy and therapeutic grade oils. Our Lead Massage Therapist, Devon Athey, carefully selects each additional product that goes into the design of a specialty treatment. From Daily Concepts konjac sponge to Primafleur’s bamboo exfoliation scrub – there’s a specific holistic intention with each ware.
RE: Certain scrubs and oils are used in the signature services offered at SenSpa. Could you describe how these ingredients enhanced the treatments and services enjoyed by SenSpa’s clients?
TE: SenSpa has a signature scent – lemongrass – used in the locker rooms for shampoo, conditioner, oils. The power of smell is a delightful association to the spa in order to draw in a client to a relaxed state.
RE: How exactly is the SenSpa Experience an extension of the East Meets West wellness philosophy?
TE: The SenSpa Experience is one of mind/body/spirit connection. The elements of fire, water, plants and wafting aromatherapy draw upon our natural senses to awaken and enliven. The meditation zones allow for a client to deeply exhale on several levels and sink into a more relaxed and supported states. This complete array of services can significantly shift a person’s everyday experience through massage, healing touch and skin health. All of these aspects woven together create a sanctuary suitable for the city dwellers lifestyles who are seeking more than just a Day Spa.
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