SenSpa - San Francisco's Hidden Sanctuary

Located in San Francisco's beautiful Presidio neighborhood, SenSpa was built within an old WWII medical supply storage facility where exposed wood beams and skylights create a warm, rustic atmoshpere, and fuse seamlessly with the Eastern vibe and decor.


SenSpa not only offers a selection of exclusive treatments, but creates sensorial experiences that arouse all the senses.  Therapists are extremely well-seasoned and have traveled near and far to discover and develop unique therapies and techniques for SenSpa.

The 5 Senses Fusion Facial was recently added to the treatment menu and takes the sensorial experience a step further by appealing to each of the 5 senses - including taste. Soothing sounds, soft candlelight, white blossom aromatherapy, and tasty Asian nibbles chosen to pleasure the taste buds are all part of the treatment, while a special Asian facial massage works to diminish the signs of stress.


My personal favorite, the China Rose Detox Treatment incorporates ancient Chinese healing remedies to improve the immune and digestive systems, stimulate circulation, and aid digestion. A soothing scrub cleanses the skin before a green tea clay body wrap is applied. While the clay works its magic, a heavenly scalp massage is conducted, and after a quick rinse, warm rosehip oil is applied to the body using specialized Shiatsu massage techniques. You have the option to concentrate on the abdomen via clay mask application or the liver via castor oil packs placed strategically to aid in detoxification. 


Facilities include several relaxation lounges, a steam room, Swedish showers a tea room with organic treats, a selection of teas, and cucumber infused water, but the star of the show is definitely the warm room.  Sliding glass doors lead to a quiet, cozy room lined with lounge chairs with a wall of water as a backdrop and a single flame fire pit at its center. 

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