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100% Pure

Coconut Nourishing Body Cream

COCONUT NOURISHING
BODY CREAM

All Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free

Highly nourishing, luxurious cream concentrated with potent anti-aging antioxidants, vitamins, skin softening fruit oils and moisturizing cocoa and avocado butters. Delicious smelling body cream will immediately hydrate, soften and feed your skin nutrients for a healthy, glowing complexion. Truly, 100% Pure – never any artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, or any other unsafe ingredients. Made only with the highest quality, organic nutrients for your skin.

 

Ingredients: Aloe Juice1, Rose Hydrosol2, Cocoa Butter, Avocado Butter, Grapeseed Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil3, Candelilla Wax, Blackcurrant Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Coconut Flavor, Vanilla, Coconut Extract, Organic Green Coffee4, Organic Wild Cherry5, Pomegranate, Organic Raspberry5, Blackberry and Organic White Tea3, Citric Acid, Witch Hazel, Japanese Honeysuckle, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme and Goldenseal, Grain Alcohol, Acai Berry, Resveratrol, Organic Green Tea3, Mangosteen, Goji Berry, Maqui Berry, Elderberry and Muscadine Grape

1 certified organic by SGS organic
2 certified organic by Ceres GmbH
3 certified organic by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
4 certified organic by Hawaii Organic Farmers Association
5 certified organic by USDA

Net wt. 8 oz / 236 ml

 

 

They come in all shapes and forms.

 

Jamie McCartney, a sculptor and ‘Plastercaster’ from Brighton, England, has spent years making and arranging 400 plaster casts of vaginas to create ‘The Great Wall of Vagina’.

*Brazilian waxing, 20 minutes in-and-out, starting at $60.00.

 

Pomega5 at Ensoma

I have been in search of the dreamed line of formulas to represent my integrity when it comes to providing skin care treatments: the brands I found appealing were either based on organic aromatherapy, or clinical blends. this is the first time a line meets both excellence in ingredients source, and cutting edge formulations.

“Each product contains a powerful balance of basic elements descending from five families: Essential Fatty Acids, Botanical Extracts, Essential Oils, Hydrosols & Distillates, and Minerals, Micronutrients & Colloidals. Extracted from leaves, twigs, petals, and seeds – carefully selected for compatibility with skin, as well as with each other [...]“

“Endorsed by dermatologists, Pomega 5 is the only skin care line to harness the proven efficacy of Omega 5 technology to deliver visible results.”

Come experience Ensoma skin care with these phenomenal Pomega 5 treatments.

More about Pomega 5

 

 

 

 

December, is it? About time to give ya’ll a sign. Fresh news about Ensoma: More Services, it’s now Me + Rahnie, Holidays Specials, Artwork, etc.

Body Polishing, a new ritual at Ensoma

Time to shed your skin, let go of the layers of accumulated debris, epidermal dead cells, and alike superficial junk. This invigorating treatment stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system, and is completed with the massage of a silky smooth warm body butter into your skin to leave it satin soft.

Pair it with either your hair removal services for optimal waxing benefits { select the existing packages online }, or with your seasonal massage session to embrace a full ritualistic experience { as an add-on }.

Practice self-care. Indulge in rituals. Embody your self!

 

full body $80.00

full legs $45.00

back / chest+abdomen $45.00

feet $20.00

half legs+knees exfoliation + waxing $70.00

full legs exfoliation + waxing $120.00

half arms exfoliation + waxing $50.00

full arms exfoliation + waxing $70.00

back / chest+abdomen exfoliation + waxing $75.00

 

Gift Certificates & Holidays Specials

Share your beauty rendez-vous with your loved ones, treat them to a visit at Ensoma!

Ongoing Specials through January 31st 2013:

Full Body Exfoliation + 60 Minute Massage $120.00

Back Exfoliation + 40 Minute Target Spot Massage $70.00

40 Minute Facial + Feet Exfoliation + Foot Reflexology $95.00

Gift Certificates

They will be mailed to you, or you may book a “Gift Certificate Pickup” online.

Email / Call / Text Marion: ensomarion@gmail.com (415) 867-6002

with the following details:

  • Recipient’s full name
  • Address to have the voucher mailed to
  • Service, or dollar amount gifted
  • Personal note to add to the voucher

Note: Gift Certificates purchase can be processed by credit card transaction, cash or check.

Meet Rahnie, we make a pair.

After four years of freelancing as a makeup artist in New York City, she returned to San Francisco in 2009. She is delighted to be back to her roots in the Bay Area and back to her passion for skin care. Rahnie’s presence is focused, with that sharpened mind from an East Coast adoptee, she developed her own approach to caring for people, with an incredible attentiveness.

I feel so privileged to have Rahnie express her unique talents at Ensoma.

She will provide you with excellent service in Skin Care Analysis, Products Recommendation, Waxing, Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting, Body Care.

When: on Tuesdays & Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., starting this month!

Special Introduction Upgrades: we want to set you up with Rahnie with some appealing promotions, and it’s on the house, through January 31st 2013.

Complimentary Exfoliation with any Body Waxing:

Half Legs Exfoliation & Waxing   $50.00

Full Legs Exfoliation & Waxing $85.00

Back Exfoliation & Waxing   $55.00

Chest & Abdomen Exfoliation & Waxing   $55.00

Half Arms Exfoliation & Waxing   $35.00

Full Arms Exfoliation & Waxing   $50.00

Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting with Complimentary Brow & Lip Waxing   $50.00

Art Installation: Aerial Aether by Charles Papillo

It has been floating above us at Ensoma, four wooden axes, acting as vectors, illustrating the four elements, up in the air, to complete the quintessential five senses of our empirical world. This steady organic mobile echoes the existing work exhibited on the wall, both pieces executed by a singular artist, Charles Papillo, a tribal dandy whose sensibility brings you back to legends, pagan tales, promising children imaginary. Unpredictably, those balanced arrows aim for the center of the mural circle. While we’re after your skin.

About the artist: www.charlespapillo.com Charles Papillo’s website is an excursion: please explore his versatile work. It’s like a massage for the soul.

Waiting List

This feature is back on the online booking system. To take advantage of this service, please be sure to complete the necessary informations as you sign up, such as: preferred dates and times, and your best contact phone number. It is appreciated that you avoid leaving additional emails / voicemails, as the Waiting List already fully serves its purpose. Also, we will be sure to respond to your inquiry, however only in the eventuality of an accommodating opening. The Waiting List is consulted several times daily to accommodate you.

At the beginning of each week, if you are waiting for a last minute appointment, you will receive an email listing the current availability -as the schedule varies in open time slots.

Wishing everyone a somewhat hibernating, introspective season, while extending yourself towards full-on festivities. Reserve some selfish time for restorative pauses…

Feeling profoundly grateful for this unique practice, within a space hosting private sessions, where we all have the opportunity to just be. These therapeutic treatments go full circle: I grow from sharing with each of You.

 

Exfoliate the superficial. Faire peau neuve.

Introducing a fundamental skin care ritual at Ensoma this Winter:

Full body polishing.

Time to shed your skin, let go of the layers of accumulated debris, epidermal dead cells, and alike superficial junk. The body is gently scrubbed with natural salts, and a pure blend of aromatherapy -highly concentrated with skin nourishing ingredients and powerful anti-aging antioxidants and vitamins, organic rosehip and apricot oils-, to exfoliate rough and dry skin, to eliminate ingrown hair follicles, and to even out and retexture the skin tone.

This invigorating treatment stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory system, and is completed with the massage of a silky smooth warm body butter into your skin to leave it satin soft. Pair it with either your hair removal services for optimal waxing benefits { select the existing packages }, or with your seasonal massage session to embrace a full ritualistic experience { as an add-on }.

Then slip into your loose, second-skin soft favorite apparels: you will want your delicate baby smooth skin to only flirt against those pleasurable textiles. Practice self-care. Indulge in rituals. Embody your self!

 

full body polish $ 80.00

full legs polish $ 45.00

back / chest+abdomen $ 45.00

 

In warm light, wishing everyone a somewhat introspective hibernating season, in the midst of the ecstatic festivities, save some sacred time to stay in touch with your self.

Bien à vous, tous.

-Marion. Who’s after your skin.

 

 

 

 

 

À la mode américaine.

An improvised translation of a poem by René Char, hopefully not compromising its verve:

Impose ta chance Impose your fortune

Serre ton bonheur Tightly embrace your happiness

Et va vers ton risque And go towards your risk

À te regarder While observing you

Ils s’habitueront They’ll get used to it

…Celebrating 13 years in the Nouveau Monde this week! I arrived in California on Thanksgiving, in 1999. Back home, there is a saying: “In the United States of America, anything can happen, and everything is possible”. Freshly arrived in the far, Far West and adjusting while slightly culture shocked, I quickly figured that fundamentally, here, it is really all up to me. I am profoundly grateful for this transplantation, while my roots reach deep, the potential to become who you are in this Bay Area is manifestly tangible, beyond one’s origins.

 

 

Free Will

http://www.kiva.org/

Kiva is non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

Kiva works with microfinance institutions on five continents to provide loans to people without access to traditional banking systems. One hundred percent of your loan is sent to these microfinance institutions, which we call Field Partners, who administer the loans in the field.

Kiva relies on a world wide network of over 450 volunteers who work with our Field Partners, edit and translate borrower stories, and ensure the smooth operation of countless other Kiva programs.

Since Kiva was founded in 2005:

  • 825,028 Kiva lenders
  • $346 million in loans
  • 98.93% Repayment rate

Kiva team works with:

  • 167 Field Partners
  • 450 volunteers around the world
  • 63 different countries

 

 

 

In order to preserve Ensoma unique one-on-one quality sessions and due to the rising costs of business expenses and supplies, I have to pass along a slight increase in my services price effective October 1st 2012. Please find below the upcoming new menu price list:

facials
40 minutes $ 75.00
70 minutes $ 115.00
100 minutes $ 165.00
40 minutes back/chest $ 75.00 

massage
40 minutes $ 55.00
60 minutes $ 75.00
90 minutes $ 105.00

hair removal
lip / chin / sideburns / forehead $ 12.00
brows $ 25.00
nostrils $ 20.00
ears $ 20.00
underarms $ 25.00
brazilian $ 60.00
brazilian full growth/1st time $ 70.00
brazilian for him $ 85.00
extended bikini $ 45.00
basic bikini $ 35.00
half legs + knees $ 50.00
full legs $ 85.00
half arms $ 35.00
full arms $ 50.00
back / chest $ 55.00

Looking forward to fulfill your individual expectations,

fondly,

-Marion


 

 

Sebastian Plano, Saturday August 18th

In support of his kickstarter campaign, a multi-instrumentalist & composer Sebastian Plano will be presenting you an hour live performance, including new songs for his two upcoming albums. 

FREE Event

Venue: Ensoma
352 6th St, SF
Door 7:30PM | Starts 8PM
Live Visuals performed by Aoi Yamaguchi 

Make a pledge & donation at the concert if music inspires you.
Wine and refreshments will be served.

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* Your support will help Sebastian Plano release two upcoming albums:

“Novel”
Collaboration with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler from world renown Kronos Quartet.
Release date: Nov. 2012

“Impetus (solo)”
Sound Engineering by Nils Frahm in Berlin.
Release date: Mar. 2013

Link to the campaign:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sebastianplano/help-sebastian-plano-release-his-ep-novel

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About Sebastian Plano:
Born in a musical family in Argentina, Sebastian Plano is a classically-trained contemporary music composer / multi-instrumentalist. Exploring his strong roots in folk music, Tango, and enchanted by the resonance of electronic music, he began to interpret his imagination into own sounds at the age of 12.

Besides his main instrument, cello, Plano skillfully meshes the sounds of the piano, bandoneon, percussion, and his vocal, and creates entirely new soundscapes. Its passionate yet graceful melody paints a cinematic landscape of the world unseen – allures you to be lost in the pleasant waves of divine sounds, and leaves you sway within a dream filled with reminiscent moments.

Reviewed as one of the strongest contemporary classical albums of the year, Plano’s debut album “The Arrhythmical Part of Hearts” has gained international acclaim placing him as one of the pioneers in looking for new sonorous combining classical and electronic elements. He says: “I am looking for innovation; variations and mixture of genres, the combination of known sonorities making the new scope within a composition.” Plano is currently working on an EP in collaboration with Jeffrey Zeigler from Kronos Quartet, and his second album “Impetus” is scheduled to be released in early 2013.

(About Aoi Yamaguchi:
Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan in 1984, Aoi Yamaguchi has been trained to master the basics of calligraphy by learning under the Master Zuiho Sato since at the age of 6, while refining her knowledge and skills.  She is a recipient of numerous awards including the First Place prize from the Minister of Education at 44th Asahi Calligraphy Nationwide School Exhibit, Superior First Place at 33rd National Students Calligraphy Exhibition and others that are known as the supreme prizes at competitive public exhibitions.  As a noteworthy event, she was nominated to participate in the group, 4th Hokkaido Elementary and Junior High Students Visit to China in 2000, representing the country of Japan and participated in calligraphy exchange sessions at Palace of Pupils of China. Her works show her exploration in juxtaposing the traditional Eastern classics and her contemporary artistic expressions, as well as her unique ambition of transforming two-dimensional art of Japanese Calligraphy into the art of physical expression through performances. Currently living in San Francisco, she has been working on her unique calligraphy installation, exhibition, live performances, custom logo designs and art works internationally, as she pursues her career to preserve traditional arts with music in the modern world.)
Please join us for this special night to experience the world of Sebastian Plano.

www.sebastianplano.com
www.aoiyamaguchi.com
www.ensoma.biz

 

 

 

Eudaimonia vs Happiness

Thank you, Kaitlyn T., for the inspiring chat on different etymologies and semantics, with the notion of “Happiness”, as it translates in Greek:

“Eudaimonia”

Eudaimonia or eudaemonia (Ancient Greek: εὐδαιμονία [eu̯dai̯monía]), sometimes Anglicized as eudemonia (play /juːdɨˈmoʊniə/), is a Greek word commonly translated ashappiness or welfare; however, “human flourishing” has been proposed as a more accurate translation. Etymologically, it consists of the words “eu” (“good”) and “daimōn” (“spirit”). It is a central concept in Aristotelian ethics and political philosophy, along with the terms “aretē”, most often translated as “virtue” or “excellence”, and “phronesis”, often translated as “practical or moral wisdom.” In Aristotle’s works, eudaimonia was (based on older Greek tradition) used as the term for the highest human good, and so it is the aim of practical philosophy, including ethics and political philosophy, to consider (and also experience) what it really is, and how it can be achieved.

…and then,

“Happiness”

Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including Positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what “happiness” is, and how we might attain it.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Some food for the soul.