the spa house

A personal Experience
holistic treatments - exclusively Yours
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Organic facials - sugaring hair removal - massage therapy
Organic facials
sugaring hair removal massage therapy

a difference you can feel

A personal experience

From start to finish your experience at Embody Zen is individualized. With a commitment to ensuring you feel welcome, taken care of + have received what you came for, communication of your preferences is easy + encouraged. During your stay, you will spend time exclusively one-on-one with Bokhara connecting over life's latest thoughts, resting in silence or a bit of both.

holistic treatments

Receive top of industry organic products infused in each innovative, intentional + therapeutic treatment. With a mission committed to green business choices using natural, vegan, paraben free + active botanicals, in union with environmentally sustainable practices, you can be sure to receive quality service with a conscious impact on the planet.

exclusively yours

A space exclusively yours signifies that you will enjoy individual access during your stay. A unique opportunity to enjoy an urban escape without the crowds. Expect to be greeted at the door as a guest and gently transitioned back to the urban neighborhood street after receiving your much needed respite. 

greening san francisco together

In April 2012, embody zen joined Friends of the Urban Forest, a non profit organization that promotes a larger, healthier urban forest as part of San Francisco's infrastructure through community planting, tree care, education, and advocacy. Each time you book an embody zen service you are donating to Friends of the Urban Forest to keep San Francisco's streets green + our air clean!

spa house evolution

It is with humble hands I welcome you into this secret sanctuary created with care over the last 10 years. The spa house was a natural evolution. When you're working in the spa industry for 8+ years it seems building a sanctuary at home can become a subconscious action. Stemming from the desire to feel the sense of calm and serenity at home as experienced at the spa, over the years the living room became a lounge, the guest room became a dedicated spa room and the bedroom became a private oasis. It wasn't until my friend coined it "the spa house" did I finally see through others eyes what had evolved. I look forward to sharing it with you and offering you a place to take care of yourself from the outside in.

With Gratitude, Bokhara Lashi

biography of bokhara

Bokhara Lashi is a leading wellness innovator and expert, helping people find balance from the outside in, through intentional practices and products. She brings over 9 years of experience in the natural service industry, including being the founder of Embody Zen, teacher of esthiology science at Cinta Aveda Institute, therapist at award-winning green spas (Earthbody + Senspa), and co-creator of Organic Devotion - a line of natural aromatics with a pure therapeutic edge. Her unique holistic treatments, and exclusive and personalized service, have been featured in a variety of media, including Daily Candy and NBC News.
"I am truly honored to be of service in the wellness industry, doing what I love and am passionate about! It is humbling to see the transformations each treatment as the stresses visibly melt away. Its inspiring and fulfilling to be making a difference one person at a time..."  
~ Bokhara Lashi, Founder

treatments infused in ritual

Organic Facials

Achieve results with pure botanicals. Dedicated to exclusively using the purest products made of flower + plant extracts. Keeping Your routine truly green while delivering the results you want. Select from:

  • Bzen - The perfect choice for those switching to or committed to truly pure products.
  • Green Your Routine - This skin care coaching session offers personalized guidance to navigate the overwhelming number of options on the market and develop a green routine.
  • Eco Lux - Combination treatment of customized [B]zen Facial + you can select between included enhancements for the ultimate facial experience
  • Restore Series - A culmination of Plant + Flower Sciences carefully formulated to restore the skin's vitality over this 4 treatment series.

sugaring Hair Removal

This ancient egyptian art form is a must experience for those wanting a hair removal option that is natural, gentle + effective! Top reasons to try sugaring before your next shave, wax or laser experience:

  • Gentle - less painful than waxing or laser
  • Safe - never hot sugar, no possibility of skin burn
  • Green - pure, natural, biodegradable ingredients
  • Bump free - reduce + heal ingrown hairs experienced from other methods of hair removal

massage Therapy

Need to RELAX? Experience ultimate stress relieving rituals just for you. Select a curated massage treatment utilizing specialized therapies to relieve stress and leave you feeling your best. Select from:

  • [B]Zen Massage - a customized blend of massage therapies with light-medium pressure.
  • Technology Relief - focused treatment for extra upper body relief with active heat botanicals + med-deep pressure.
  • Euphoria + Aromatherapy - therapeutic sensory experiences with custom blended essential oils + light-medium pressure.
  • Urban Forest Retreat - Body + mind digital detox massage with this infusion into nature based on Japanese prescribed therapy Shinrin Yoku.
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what are guests saying?

" I was lucky enough to find Bokhara 3 years ago and continue to feel so nurtured and nourished by her many offerings. Bokhara will welcome you into a truly zen experience that is both relaxing and restorative, all the while holding a warm, professional and creative space for you to feel pampered and cared for. Even after I moved across the bay, I continue to make the commute without a second thought. Totally worth it!  "  ~Hannah R.
" Just had my third facial with Bokhara and my skin looks AMAZING. (I told her I wanted to age backwards this year--and she's making magic happen!) Bokhara has such a calm, positive energy. Also love the zen of the spa house--the whole treatment always feels bespoke and personal. Highly, highly recommended!  "  ~Anne K.
" Sugaring. So worth it. Worth the wait to find. Worth the extra cash. No too hot wax. No cloth strips. No fear of double dipped sticks. Way more green. Way less pain. Super warm and cozy room and Bokhara's darling. Parking right in front? Too easy.  "  ~Sven S.
" Bokhara is such an intuitive esthetician and massage therapist. Her expertise and soothing nature make it such a pleasure to visit Embody Zen. She consistently achieves what I am seeking and goes above and beyond to ensure my comfort and happiness during our session. I am forever grateful to have found her!" "   ~Lily E.
" I was drawn to Embody Zen because of Bokhara's carefully chosen organic and truly pure and natural products.  Since my first visit, I have felt safe and cared for by Bokhara's warm and skilled hands. I have entrusted Bokhara with monthly facials and bikini sugaring sessions.  It has become one of my favorite times of the month! I appreciate the time and care that Bokhara takes; I have never felt rushed in her presence and always leave feeling brighter and lighter, inside and out. I am so grateful to have found Bokhara and can't say enough to express how positive and nourishing my experience at Embody Zen has been. :) "  ~Gissel G.
" Bokhara is such an intuitive esthetician and massage therapist. Her expertise and soothing nature make it such a pleasure to visit Embody Zen. She consistently achieves what I am seeking and goes above and beyond to ensure my comfort and happiness during our session. I am forever grateful to have found her!" "   ~Lily E.
" Sugaring. So worth it. Worth the wait to find. Worth the extra cash. No too hot wax. No cloth strips. No fear of double dipped sticks. Way more green. Way less pain. Super warm and cozy room and Bokhara's darling. Parking right in front? Too easy.  "  ~Sven R.
" Just had my third facial with Bokhara and my skin looks AMAZING. (I told her I wanted to age backwards this year--and she's making magic happen!) Bokhara has such a calm, positive energy. Also love the zen of the spa house--the whole treatment always feels bespoke and personal. Highly, highly recommended! "   ~Anne K.
" I was lucky enough to find Bokhara 3 years ago and continue to feel so nurtured and nourished by her many offerings. Bokhara will welcome you into a truly zen experience that is both relaxing and restorative, all the while holding a warm, professional and creative space for you to feel pampered and cared for. Even after I moved across the bay, I continue to make the commute without a second thought. Totally worth it! "   ~Hannah R.