zen out at ensoma with yoga and bodywork

Emily Cyan

Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor

Emily Cyan is inspired by the innate ability the human body possesses to self heal through movement and therapeutic bodywork. Through her love of dance as a child, a fascination of the human body led her to study Zen Shiatsu, Thai massage, Reiki, cranial sacral and essential oil therapy. Over the past ten years she has completed teacher trainings in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Prenatal, Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga theories. A practitioner with over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and healing arts studies, her mission is to share relaxation methods to help achieve an improved state of well-being.

Ensoma welcomes Emily Cyan, a healing artisan specializing in advanced bodywork and yoga therapy.

Emily brings a meaningful pause to our treasured practice, through a wholesome ritual of massage and yoga to balance and preserve the sacred integrity of our body-mind connection.

Come experience a massage session and a restorative yoga class, remember what the state of bliss feels like, while you restore.


combining the wisdom of intuitive eastern therapies with subtle blending of aromatherapy, each massage is tailored to support your body & soul.

Receive a 15% off your first session with Emily.
Purchase a series of 3 and receive 15% off.


restorative yoga class with aromatherapy

an all-inclusive healing session of grounding, reconnecting with your breath, with nurturing aromatherapy, calming the nervous system through profound reiki.

New to yoga or new to Ensoma? We welcome you! Between now and Sunday, August 17, enjoy your first yoga class on us. Intimate setting for a maximum of 10 guests.

*** Yoga mats and props will be provided for use during the session ***

Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sundays 9:30 am – 11:00 am


Space is limited, reservation is a must. Credit card required to hold your reservation.
Discount applied at checkout.  Cancellation/No Show Policy applies.



Happy Summertime



Enfin, l’été!

Happy summertime, you all!


While Marion will be away July 12th - 23rd, returning on July 24th to the hot waxing pots, body butters and skin care potions, Mesdemoiselles Rahnie, Amy and Mai will be taking care of business. This is a tight team of Wonder Women, and we each stand out with our own special way to catering to your needs.

Embrace the summer solstice!

~ Marion


mother’s day is this weekend!

Give MOM a sweet escape!  Purchase a Mother’s Day Gift Certificate good for any services at Ensoma and save 15% on the face value!  Offer good through Sunday, May 11, 2014.

printable gift certificate


cellulite free for the summer!


Get ready for the summer with a smooth, defined silhouette.  Freshly imported from France, manual lipomassage is a body treatment that eliminates stubborn fat that is resistant to physical exercise and dieting, aka “saddlebag thighs,” “banana bulges.” Fat deposits riddled with cellulite dimples are dissolved, while the blood and lymphatic circulations are being revitalized.

Each 35 minute session is tailored to your preferred body contours, and includes a dry brush stimulation of the tissues, a deep manual lipomassage, and an anti-cellulite serum.  Series of 6 sessions, two per week, is recommended for optimal results.

Special Introductory prices (valid through August 1, 2014)

  • Series of 6 for  $306.00 (reg. $360)
  • Series of 12 for  $612.00 (reg. $720)

buy series


Ensoma at Mint Studios Pilates Open House!

Mint Studios is an immaculate Pilates practice established in SoMa, just around the corner from Ensoma, and ran by the lovely Elaine Hayes. As proud proprietresses, Elaine and I thrive to provide personal, unique experiences in our industry.

When I started Pilates at Mint Studios with Elaine, I immediately felt in my natural element, for we share the same attitude-free, yet high end professionalism, in a vibrant environment. Within one hour of personal one-on-one machine class, I get so much out of this extremely tailored, precisely guided training.

In a few words: lovely sense of presence, sharp and engaging mind, challenging your body to its limits, mindfully. I’m a fervent fan.

Come discover the world of Mint Studios, enjoy a special introductory, and join me!
Enjoy complimentary offerings by Ensoma: brow waxing, lip waxing, and shoulders, neck, scalp massage.


Mint Open House Flyer




Ensoma is proud to feature the Happy French Gang.

Meet Sandra Dejanovic, the hip and chill hot mama who designs and creates dreamy blankets. They are made with love, from a hand dyed indian natural cotton, picture a marshmallow pastel color of your choice, with an vibrant neon trim. This is the kind of inspiring, juicy, artful touch we want in our everyday life!

Dress up your couch, revive your lazy Sundays in bed, get some peps this spring and brighten up your home! The full collection is now available at Ensoma for purchase.


Good Things Come In Pairs!

Elements and Altitude, by Zenaida Sengo



We have been busy “nesting” our space in anticipation of your next visit.

Structurally, two warm and intimate treatment rooms emerged in the Mezzanine.  Elevating your perspective to a rather cosy atmosphere, we are now open to entertain a pair in tandem.

Good things come in pairs!

Make it a Twosome:  Book the same service(s) for you and your BFF, lover, peer, soul sister, significant other and enjoy 20% savings for two.   It’s THE perfect gift for that special someone!

To book online for two, be sure to select TWO GUESTS – A COUPLE from the drop-down list.
Offer valid for any facial and/or waxing services. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Discount will be applied at checkout.  Good through 4/01/14


Spread the word:  Whether you express your verve about Ensoma online, or manifest some eloquent word-of-mouth around you. Earn 100 loyalty points (value $10) for each friend you refer! Be sure to tell your friend to mention your name to get 15% off their first visit.

Valid for facials, massage and waxing services only.  Cannot be combined with other offers.
First time guest discount will be applied at checkout.


Featuring Charles Papillo

17 10-23-35
Garment I - 60” x 120”  -  mixed media on paper.


Charles Papillo has had ongoing artwork featured at Ensoma. This new series is yet another subtle illustration of what we naturally cultivate: an invitation to strip away from your daily accoutrement, peeling off layers, to embody your true self via beauty rituals. Experience personable care, download and restore, surrounded by stunning visual treats.


Only 3 days left!




Book now with Rahnie, Mai, or Amy and enjoy $10 savings on your Brazilian bikini wax.




Aoi Yamaguchi Calligraphy Art Installation: “Remembrance”


Just in time for the holiday season – We would like to invite you to the exhibition of Aoi’s conceptual calligraphy artworks at Ensoma. All artworks will be for final sale! Perfect for a surprise holiday gifts, or for your collection to nourish your home or creative space. Please bring your friends, loved ones and art patrons, and enjoy complimentary delicious sake with us!

December 5 2013 @ Ensoma Marion Pernoux / 6-10pm
FREE entrance / Complimentary sake
Please RSVP here!

More about Aoi Yamaguchi Calligraphy


Get Cosy

Photo by Natasha Riboud.

Tree of Gers

Let’s warm up to nurturing beauty rituals this season!


The Indian Summer is now officially wrapped away, and we welcome the crisp grey skies as a reason to stay in, cocooned…

Come practice the art of letting go, indulging in the signature Ensoma touch:

In every step of the way, through lavish skin care, swift landscaping, and profound massage therapy, our raison d’être manifests in each unique, personable experience.

Our ensemble of five aestheticians is now at your service, 7 days a week, on extended hours through the evening.  Meet the team



We crafted together decadent sequences, combining high-end formulations and aromatherapy. Some of our favorite treatments this season:

  • Cranberry Crush Peel ~ a powerful, deliciously juicy and potent enzymatic peel loaded with cranberry and pomegranate extracts to revive your epidermis from dullness, congested pores, and to reveal a vibrant complexion. {Book the Peel-Me-Off Facial}
  • 3 Cereals Warm Mask ~ flaxseed, wheat germ and sunflower seeds, excellent sources of omega 3s, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory, are freshly grounded and whipped up to a snug, grounding mask to protect and nourish your skin. {Book the Cosmeceutical & Botanical Facial}
  • Mini Pumpkin Peel ~ formulated with pumpkin pulp, rich in enzymes and antioxidants that will gently exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Ideal for age management and acne concerns.  {At-home treatment, available for online and in-store purchase}



One shot, a few strips, and you’re on your way. As you strip down, let us know exactly what would take the edge off:  a hot shot of Irish Cream?  blasting your favorite Le1f song?  holding on tightly to your teddy bear?  cathartic laughing?  existential chats?  Now, we’re talking.  We love having you over.



For just a moment: turn off the cerebral self, and tune in to your body. Purposely make time to pause. Deep tissue massage, trigger point tension release, and a warm mother-hand will help you download physically, mentally, emotionally.

Massage work regulates respiration, promotes deeper and easier breathing; calms the nervous system, relieves restlessness, stimulates the release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkiller), improves the circulatory and lymphatic systems, Helps the body to restore and heal itself via the endocrine system.

It reaches deep. As an alternative, we challenge you to take THREE conscious deep breaths a day. Just do it!





Plan a sweet pampering session in tandem with that special someone, or gather your BFFs to indulge in a private spa party.

Share this unique Ensoma experience! Each guest receives a tailored session with their preferred services { waxing, facials, massage, tinting, makeup, hairdo, eyelash extension, etc. } while listening to your favorite music, sipping tea, feasting on locally crafted organic chocolates, flipping through foreign tasteful magazines, enjoying fresh artwork…

You may reserve le Salon de Beauté any morning or evening for your special occasion.  For more details, please call 415.252.8535 or email





  • Schedule your upcoming appointments anytime of the day. Ultra convenient!
  • Online purchases: order skin care and body care products for delivery or pick-up, and buy printable gift certificates (it is about time that you share the love).
  • We require a valid credit card number to secure all appointments.
  • We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of any personal information you give us and all payment information are securely processed.


If you must cancel or reschedule an appointment, as a courtesy to other guests and our therapists, a 24-hour notice is required to avoid being charged the full amount (100%) of all services scheduled.  ”No shows” will be charged the full amount of the service(s) booked.






Select services provided especially for you by Mai, Rahnie, Lola, and Yung Ai


Throughout Fall, enjoy $10 savings on Brazilians For Her at Ensoma
                                                                                            Valid through 12/31/2013


Enjoy 20% savings on a series of the following two facials that focus on resurfacing our skin. Repairing from summertime aftermath, while anticipating the gloomy season, boosting your skin natural strength.

Must be purchased by 10/31/2013
Series certificate expires 6 months from date of purchase
Limit one series per person
  • Cosmeceutical+Botanical Facials        (Series of 3) $300.00

    Loaded with active ingredients to restore your skin from sun damage, debris build-up, and dullness. Get a fresh start, smoothing out the superficial layers, engaging your epidermis metabolism, and nourishing your skin tissues. Includes lavish massage pauses to pamper you above and beyond.

  • Peel Me Off Facial        (Series of 3)  $180.00

    Achieve tangible results with a supercharged professional grade enzymatic and acid peels. Reaching the regenerative dermal tissue, every peel treatment will further improve your skin’s health and help reverse free radical damage, correct uneven texture, while engaging elastic fibers synthesis to plump up your skin. Inside-and-out. Book every other week to optimize results.



Ladies and gentlemen, Benilda T.-K., 79 years-young Hispanic lady, doyenne of Ensoma, my heroine. She taught herself French while reciting Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Apollinaire poetry as a young woman, has endless epic stories on existence, practices yoga every day, tutors youth in the Mission District, and schedules her beauty appointments at Ensoma… via postcards mailing. I want to be just like You, Benilda, when I grow up.


See you all soon again!

        – Your Marion & The Wonder Women