The Mindful Body

★★★★☆
  • 2876 California St

    San Francisco, CA 94115

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  • 415-931-2639

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The highest quality and interesting variety of teachers; lovely spaces; really nice fellow students. The whole experience is invigorating yet calming. The classes are challenging, but you are seldom encouraged to go beyond your limits, and

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★★★★★

The highest quality and interesting variety of teachers; lovely spaces; really nice fellow students. The whole experience is invigorating yet calming. The classes are challenging, but you are seldom encouraged to go beyond your limits, and

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I tend to carry A LOT of tension in my back and shoulders due to my work, and a massage is a wonderful treat for my overstressed muscles.\r\nCarolyn Hart is a miracle worker! She is that ""therapist in a million"" that can feel exactly where you need the most attention during a massage. It's almost as if she has muscle ESP! She found and focused on all of the most tender and stressed areas of my shoulders, neck, and back without my guidance and was very attentive to creating a quiet and relaxing environment during the massage. I now recommend her to all my friends for massage therapy!

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★★★★★

I tend to carry A LOT of tension in my back and shoulders due to my work, and a massage is a wonderful treat for my overstressed muscles.\r\nCarolyn Hart is a miracle worker! She is that ""therapist in a million"" that can feel exactly where you need the most attention during a massage. It's almost as if she has muscle ESP! She found and focused on all of the most tender and stressed areas of my shoulders, neck, and back without my guidance and was very attentive to creating a quiet and relaxing environment during the massage. I now recommend her to all my friends for massage therapy!

Pros: Great massage therapist

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I love massage and yoga, and have been enjoying both for decades. Based on reviews here, I tried a massage at The Mindful Body. It was beyond terrible, at any price. I arrived for the first time, and the front desk receptionist could not have been less helpful. I stood there alone, no other clients, and she just ignored me. I politely spoke with her, and she was just not interested. I asked where I was supposed to go, and was given a vague wave. I made my way, and it is not a straight shot. The path winds, and I had no idea where to go. A fellow client took pity on me and guided me to the area I was supposed to wait in. Classes were letting out, and I was swarmed by people, which added to my confusion. I arrived in the waiting area, and the male massage therapist came and got me and took me basically into a garage for my massage. That was okay, but he gave a half hearted massage, talking nonstop about his personal life, and then laughing at his own cleverness, not noticing that I was in the room. Every time he laughed, which was often, HE SPRAYED MY BODY WITH WHAT I CAN ONLY HOPE WAS SALIVA. Might have been snot, but I can't even think about that, as it is too gross. I kept trying to guide him back to me, to the massage, but he didn't seem to notice or care. Just light rub, rub, rub, chat, chat, spray, spray. When a client lays on the table, he is vulnerable. I was too mortified to get up and leave, plus who wants to cause a scene? I figured I could speak with someone at the front on my way out. As I left, at closing, the same disinterested woman was at the front, hanging out and chatting with my massage therapist, who was there waiting for his money. I waited for one of them to ask how my massage was, so that I could tell them. Neither of them asked, so I just paid and left. I will never return here for a massage, ever. I told a friend about it, and she said she had the worst massage of her life here, too. Save your money and go elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

I love massage and yoga, and have been enjoying both for decades. Based on reviews here, I tried a massage at The Mindful Body. It was beyond terrible, at any price. I arrived for the first time, and the front desk receptionist could not have been less helpful. I stood there alone, no other clients, and she just ignored me. I politely spoke with her, and she was just not interested. I asked where I was supposed to go, and was given a vague wave. I made my way, and it is not a straight shot. The path winds, and I had no idea where to go. A fellow client took pity on me and guided me to the area I was supposed to wait in. Classes were letting out, and I was swarmed by people, which added to my confusion. I arrived in the waiting area, and the male massage therapist came and got me and took me basically into a garage for my massage. That was okay, but he gave a half hearted massage, talking nonstop about his personal life, and then laughing at his own cleverness, not noticing that I was in the room. Every time he laughed, which was often, HE SPRAYED MY BODY WITH WHAT I CAN ONLY HOPE WAS SALIVA. Might have been snot, but I can't even think about that, as it is too gross. I kept trying to guide him back to me, to the massage, but he didn't seem to notice or care. Just light rub, rub, rub, chat, chat, spray, spray. When a client lays on the table, he is vulnerable. I was too mortified to get up and leave, plus who wants to cause a scene? I figured I could speak with someone at the front on my way out. As I left, at closing, the same disinterested woman was at the front, hanging out and chatting with my massage therapist, who was there waiting for his money. I waited for one of them to ask how my massage was, so that I could tell them. Neither of them asked, so I just paid and left. I will never return here for a massage, ever. I told a friend about it, and she said she had the worst massage of her life here, too. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Pros: Nothing that outweighs the cons

Cons: Worst massage ever

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I love this place, and my massage therapist, Vincent, is incredible!! He's very professional, and was able to find all of my problem areas and treat them. He's gifted with NMT. Cannot recommend this place (and Vincent) highly enough!

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★★★★★

I love this place, and my massage therapist, Vincent, is incredible!! He's very professional, and was able to find all of my problem areas and treat them. He's gifted with NMT. Cannot recommend this place (and Vincent) highly enough!

Pros: Great massage, very reasonable price

Cons: No cons with the massage

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The Mindful Body is a calming, welcoming, wonderful place for both yoga and massage. I have to say I am surprised by the reviews that speak of any sort of negative experiences because that has not been my or any of my friend?s experiences after going here weekly for many years! \r\n\r\nThe Mindful Body is like a family - a community filled with people who care and support one another. The teachers teach not only the physical benefits of yoga, but the spiritual ones as well. A perfect balance of exercise and soul! And every massage I have had has been a perfect, relaxing experience. The front desk staff has always made me feel incredibly cared for and I love the peaceful vibe of the whole center. It is always immaculately clean and the bathrooms are large and have showers (a rarity at many places!) The yoga rooms have skylights and are enclosed with billowy drapes creating a serene ""hushed"" environment of whispers and quietude (a welcome change from the busy outside world.) \r\n\r\nI have always found that if you have any questions or comments for the managers they get back to you quickly and listen with open ears. The people who have put any bad reviews up probably never thought to ask to speak to one of them, because if they did, they would be impressed by such attentiveness! Plus, in the Citysearch review notes they say to ?be fair? and not compare a top restaurant to a taco stand ? some of the reviews seem to have done just that ? compared The Mindful Body to a Ritz Carlton type experience. The Mindful Body never claims to be a high end spa. It even says on their Citysearch page that they aim to provide good quality services for affordable prices. \r\n\r\nI am compelled to write this because I want to stick up for the little guy that tries so hard, has so much heart and has been such a staple in my and many other?s lives for many, many years! Thank you, Mindful Body, for all you do!

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★★★★★

The Mindful Body is a calming, welcoming, wonderful place for both yoga and massage. I have to say I am surprised by the reviews that speak of any sort of negative experiences because that has not been my or any of my friend?s experiences after going here weekly for many years! \r\n\r\nThe Mindful Body is like a family - a community filled with people who care and support one another. The teachers teach not only the physical benefits of yoga, but the spiritual ones as well. A perfect balance of exercise and soul! And every massage I have had has been a perfect, relaxing experience. The front desk staff has always made me feel incredibly cared for and I love the peaceful vibe of the whole center. It is always immaculately clean and the bathrooms are large and have showers (a rarity at many places!) The yoga rooms have skylights and are enclosed with billowy drapes creating a serene ""hushed"" environment of whispers and quietude (a welcome change from the busy outside world.) \r\n\r\nI have always found that if you have any questions or comments for the managers they get back to you quickly and listen with open ears. The people who have put any bad reviews up probably never thought to ask to speak to one of them, because if they did, they would be impressed by such attentiveness! Plus, in the Citysearch review notes they say to ?be fair? and not compare a top restaurant to a taco stand ? some of the reviews seem to have done just that ? compared The Mindful Body to a Ritz Carlton type experience. The Mindful Body never claims to be a high end spa. It even says on their Citysearch page that they aim to provide good quality services for affordable prices. \r\n\r\nI am compelled to write this because I want to stick up for the little guy that tries so hard, has so much heart and has been such a staple in my and many other?s lives for many, many years! Thank you, Mindful Body, for all you do!

Pros: Warmth. Community. Quality. Clean. Affordability!!!!

Cons: None!

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I had booked two (one surprise for my husband, one for me) massages and told the scheduler that I was bringing my husband in for a surprise massage. Imagine my surprise when their staff is calling him prior to the appt. trying to verify that he booked an appt. ( they even had to use phonebook to find our number as I left my cell number for such things)! The staff was not at all apologetic or concerned when I reminded them of the surprise. It only got worse, as my turn came for massage, I ended up sitting around in a robe for 20 minutes (40 total) waiting for someone to remember I was there. I walked the hallways looking around for someone within this time period. Finally, I dressed, got refunded and left.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had booked two (one surprise for my husband, one for me) massages and told the scheduler that I was bringing my husband in for a surprise massage. Imagine my surprise when their staff is calling him prior to the appt. trying to verify that he booked an appt. ( they even had to use phonebook to find our number as I left my cell number for such things)! The staff was not at all apologetic or concerned when I reminded them of the surprise. It only got worse, as my turn came for massage, I ended up sitting around in a robe for 20 minutes (40 total) waiting for someone to remember I was there. I walked the hallways looking around for someone within this time period. Finally, I dressed, got refunded and left.

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Last week, I went to Mindful Body for an hour and a half massage. The price is ridiculously cheap--only 85 for an hour and a half (not including tip). My massage therapist, Carolynn K, gave me--hands down!--the best massage I have ever had. It was a combination of deep tissue and swedish. For days afterwards, I was walking around thinking WOW. In fact, my coworkers started making fun of me, because I kept going on and on about it. It's the first massage that I have had in ages that left me feeling relaxed and more flexible several days after the fact.\r\nCarolynn also specializes in Cranial Sacral Therapy. I know nothing about it, but I am going to check it out for a session. After all, the prices at Mindful Body can't be beat. I can afford to experiment there! \r\n

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★★★★★

Last week, I went to Mindful Body for an hour and a half massage. The price is ridiculously cheap--only 85 for an hour and a half (not including tip). My massage therapist, Carolynn K, gave me--hands down!--the best massage I have ever had. It was a combination of deep tissue and swedish. For days afterwards, I was walking around thinking WOW. In fact, my coworkers started making fun of me, because I kept going on and on about it. It's the first massage that I have had in ages that left me feeling relaxed and more flexible several days after the fact.\r\nCarolynn also specializes in Cranial Sacral Therapy. I know nothing about it, but I am going to check it out for a session. After all, the prices at Mindful Body can't be beat. I can afford to experiment there! \r\n

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I had a backache I went there I had deep tissue massage .Jennifer did it she got a magic in her hands.I feel very good and my pain was gone she gave me one and a half hour massage only for 83 dollars.this place is just superb and they care for their costumers as well.It is the best place for massage therepy they have very good massage therepists who knows what do you want.

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★★★★★

I had a backache I went there I had deep tissue massage .Jennifer did it she got a magic in her hands.I feel very good and my pain was gone she gave me one and a half hour massage only for 83 dollars.this place is just superb and they care for their costumers as well.It is the best place for massage therepy they have very good massage therepists who knows what do you want.

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After reading the helpful info on the website, I knew which type of bodywork to try for me. The front desk was very helpful in helping me choose the right therapist (there is also a bio book in the lounge). I'm glad for the reasonable prices. I prefer great work than fancy surroundings. This place rules!

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★★★★★

After reading the helpful info on the website, I knew which type of bodywork to try for me. The front desk was very helpful in helping me choose the right therapist (there is also a bio book in the lounge). I'm glad for the reasonable prices. I prefer great work than fancy surroundings. This place rules!

Pros: the NMT is awesome for chronic/sports related issues

Cons: lounge is small

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San Francisco is chalk full of yoga studios and great places to get massages but the Mindful Body is different. Their yoga studio does not focus on the see-and-be-seen mentality of most in SF. Their drop in rates are absolutely reasonable and their yogis are among the best around. They also have the most affordable and best massages around. Their therapists love what they do and the quality of massage can't be beat. I will never go anywhere else for massages! The best around.

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★★★★★

San Francisco is chalk full of yoga studios and great places to get massages but the Mindful Body is different. Their yoga studio does not focus on the see-and-be-seen mentality of most in SF. Their drop in rates are absolutely reasonable and their yogis are among the best around. They also have the most affordable and best massages around. Their therapists love what they do and the quality of massage can't be beat. I will never go anywhere else for massages! The best around.

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For the price of $58/ hour, it's a good deal. But the customer service leaves MUCH to be desired. On the phone, the receptionist tells you""Everybody's good"", which is SO NOT TRUE. I had a massage with Trish, and she is amazing. She wasnt available one day, so i went with another massage therapist. Well, the woman wouldnt shut up, even when i told her i didnt feel like talking. She had to go to the bathroom twice during my massage(i am guessing, because she came back and announced that her hand were clean now!). She kept futzing with the music, that aparently ""cant be turned off"". The entire massage was a nightmare, and to top it off, people at the front desk were more interested in fixing their register, than listening about my experience. No one even said ""Good bye"".

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★☆☆☆☆

For the price of $58/ hour, it's a good deal. But the customer service leaves MUCH to be desired. On the phone, the receptionist tells you""Everybody's good"", which is SO NOT TRUE. I had a massage with Trish, and she is amazing. She wasnt available one day, so i went with another massage therapist. Well, the woman wouldnt shut up, even when i told her i didnt feel like talking. She had to go to the bathroom twice during my massage(i am guessing, because she came back and announced that her hand were clean now!). She kept futzing with the music, that aparently ""cant be turned off"". The entire massage was a nightmare, and to top it off, people at the front desk were more interested in fixing their register, than listening about my experience. No one even said ""Good bye"".

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I have been to many yoga studios through out San Francisco and this one is my favorite. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and authentic. They care a great deal about the students and are passionate about yoga. The studio supports growth, being yourself and community.

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★★★★★

I have been to many yoga studios through out San Francisco and this one is my favorite. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and authentic. They care a great deal about the students and are passionate about yoga. The studio supports growth, being yourself and community.

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I've been all around the world on business & have always relied on yoga to calm, collect, and refresh my body and spirit. Yoga at the Mindful Body always fulfills my requirements when I visit San Francisco. The teachers are warm, caring, and nurturing. They are responsive to students of any level, beginning to advanced. I feel that my spirit can flourish and be nurtured in the atmosphere at the Mindful Body, and would recommend it to anyone who is deep in their yoga practice or hoping to find just the right place and community.

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★★★★★

I've been all around the world on business & have always relied on yoga to calm, collect, and refresh my body and spirit. Yoga at the Mindful Body always fulfills my requirements when I visit San Francisco. The teachers are warm, caring, and nurturing. They are responsive to students of any level, beginning to advanced. I feel that my spirit can flourish and be nurtured in the atmosphere at the Mindful Body, and would recommend it to anyone who is deep in their yoga practice or hoping to find just the right place and community.

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The Mindful Body is a calming, welcoming, wonderful place for both yoga and massage. I would recommend it to anyone who wants great quality for affordable prices. The staff are friendly and make your visit the best it can be.

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★★★★★

The Mindful Body is a calming, welcoming, wonderful place for both yoga and massage. I would recommend it to anyone who wants great quality for affordable prices. The staff are friendly and make your visit the best it can be.

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The Mindful Body has been a wonderful place to work and I feel truly blessed to be apart of such a warm and welcoming community. I hope it continues to grow and connect more people together through the world of yoga and massage.

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★★★★★

The Mindful Body has been a wonderful place to work and I feel truly blessed to be apart of such a warm and welcoming community. I hope it continues to grow and connect more people together through the world of yoga and massage.

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What a great place for a massage. I had a deep tissue massage last wee with Jennifer and it was fabulous. Jennifer was wonderful, she was very responsive and I got the massage I wanted. They sell a 5 1-hour massage package for only $280. What a great deal, I plan to go back at least once a week.

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★★★☆☆

What a great place for a massage. I had a deep tissue massage last wee with Jennifer and it was fabulous. Jennifer was wonderful, she was very responsive and I got the massage I wanted. They sell a 5 1-hour massage package for only $280. What a great deal, I plan to go back at least once a week.

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I got a one hour massage at the Mindful Body for a really low price (like $50), and it was GREAT. Really really nice all the way. I was so impressed with them that when a friend of mine was especially stressed out, I got her a one hour massage there and she loved it too. Consistently good and really inexpensive.

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★★★★☆

I got a one hour massage at the Mindful Body for a really low price (like $50), and it was GREAT. Really really nice all the way. I was so impressed with them that when a friend of mine was especially stressed out, I got her a one hour massage there and she loved it too. Consistently good and really inexpensive.

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Offering a range of daily classes and massage, this studio on California is an amazing neighborhood resource that delivers both quality and value. Massage is provided by accomplished practitioners and the atmospehere is friendly and inclusive

PROS: location, atmosphere, value
CONS: parking as always

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Offering a range of daily classes and massage, this studio on California is an amazing neighborhood resource that delivers both quality and value. Massage is provided by accomplished practitioners and the atmospehere is friendly and inclusive

PROS: location, atmosphere, value
CONS: parking as always

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I have NEVER been disappointed--this place is amazing for massage! Highly highly skilled. They're great.

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★★★★★

I have NEVER been disappointed--this place is amazing for massage! Highly highly skilled. They're great.

Pros: excellent massage

Cons: sometimes start late

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Have had many massages in San Francisco and this is the only time I have actually had a great massage. The massage therapist I saw had over 15 years experience and knew what was going on with my back as soon as I was on the table. He said the tension in my lower back was not because of my back but because of my leg muscles. Guess what? He was right. First person to solve that riddle after 2 years of seeing chiropractors, doctors and acupuncturists. He gave me a therapeutic but relaxing massage and very practical advice on how to stretch. Well worth the $55 dollars for 60 mins.

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★★★★★

Have had many massages in San Francisco and this is the only time I have actually had a great massage. The massage therapist I saw had over 15 years experience and knew what was going on with my back as soon as I was on the table. He said the tension in my lower back was not because of my back but because of my leg muscles. Guess what? He was right. First person to solve that riddle after 2 years of seeing chiropractors, doctors and acupuncturists. He gave me a therapeutic but relaxing massage and very practical advice on how to stretch. Well worth the $55 dollars for 60 mins.

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I had an hour and a half massage (for just under $100) by Bets. She did an amazing job of tailoring her technique to my needs. She concentrated on areas that received a beating from my daily runs and carrying two babies. The staff were professional. The facilities very clean, calming, and professional.

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★★★★☆

I had an hour and a half massage (for just under $100) by Bets. She did an amazing job of tailoring her technique to my needs. She concentrated on areas that received a beating from my daily runs and carrying two babies. The staff were professional. The facilities very clean, calming, and professional.

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