Receiving the Best Day Spa in San Francisco is no small feat considering there are over 100 spa's in the city alone. From lush hotels spas, to mid sized massage studio's, EarthBody, an intimate three treatment room eco healing center, wins this years Best Day Spa of 2010. EarthBody opened its doors just this past August on Laguna Street in Hayes Valley. One of the only sustainable and eco conscious healing spa’s in San Francisco, EarthBody began as the private practice of owner and healer Denmo Ibrahim. In 2006, when Denmo began her practice she had a small following of just a handful of clients. By 2008, she was supporting a client base of over 1,000 dedicated clients, training four advanced therapists in her approach, and began to plan for the next vision – a healing center both in design as well as in treatment, sustainable for the body and the planet – an non traditional day spa that could offer an exceptional experience for the body that is often associated with smaller businesses. In 2009, EarthBody opened its doors with a team of of highly skilled therapists offering tailored massage, body treatments inspired by Ayurveda, and Couples Rituals to heal the tridoshic body – mind, heart, and soul.
Led by renowned healer, Denmo Ibrahim, CEO and founder, EarthBody is a unique day spa in that their aim is not to pamper but to restore and heal. Without a sauna, steam room, or even showers, to complete a typical Day Spa experience, it’s apparent that the ‘spa’ experience occurs in just being in their space, with sacred eco design by dynamic duo Tara Green and Jagatjoti S. Khalsa.
When asked what her own inspiration was to creating a healing center, Denmo says, “EarthBody was created as a sanctuary for the senses. I have undergone reconstructive knee surgery, foot surgery, I have torn my ligaments and was on asthma medications for most of my childhood years. I had experienced the limitations that can come with the post surgery body and the results of ongoing prescription drugs. I looked to holistic healing really to heal myself. There were areas on my body that was permanently altered. Bodywork led me to recovering parts of my own body that had been numbed by surgery.'
'Fifteen years I had been without sensation in certain areas. Bodywork was able to awaken those parts and return life back into my body. It was completely transformational and unexpected. I created EarthBody because I discovered that I could heal myself and that healing was very much possible and absolutely necessary to living a life of love and happiness.”
When asked about how she felt after hearing that EarthBody won Best Day Spa in San Francisco, Denmo said “We’re so honored to be selected as the Best Of! With three treatment rooms, a team of 8 therapists, and an eco conscious healing mission for the planet and the body,we pride ourselves on our ability to offer deep attention to the client experience in both treatment and business practices. Being a small day spa has allowed us create a deeply therapeutic experience. We love what we do and our clients tell us again and again, they feel loved by us.”
Visit EarthBody at 534 Laguna Street in Hayes Valley. Schedule Massage,[Organic Facial, Couples Massages, Reflexology, Craniosacral, Polarity, Myofascial Release, or an Ayurvedic Body Treatment. Book online at www.earthbody.net or call 415-552-7200.