" Where education and intuition meet to promote health,
wellness and longevity. "

Facial & Massage
Only $160

Two hours of pure bliss at a very special price! Add extras, like chemical peels, extractions, LED light to enhance the experience.

Michael Steffan

Master Massage Therapist & Esthetician

  • He's very talented and I felt comfortable with him. Michael's knowledge and intuition are impressive. A great massage!

    Jodie Foster, Actress
    Hollywood CA

  • Mike's massage targets relief. He executed combinations of deep tissue, shiatsu, trigger point and hot stone massage seamlessly. Mike truly respects and cares for his trade.

    Robert Hac, Executive Pastry Chef
    San Francisco, CA

  • He is really good! I tell a lot of therapists that I'll be back, but I really mean it with Michael!

    Zoe Saldana, Actress
    Hollywood CA

  • I saw Mike repeatedly while going through physical therapy for a shoulder injury and he was able to help me return full mobility to my arm. I'm always happy to recommend him to others.

    Brendan Hayes, Technologist
    San Francisco, CA

  • Michael understands how busy my schedule is and keeps me loose in stressful times. I'll definitely be back and I'm telling my friends!

    Olga Kurylenko, Actress
    Hollywood CA

  • He has the unique gift of infusing incredibly good nature through touch. Mike is the best escape from a high-stress life. I walk away from sessions a different person. Calm, clear & happy.

    Jason Cooper, Professional
    Los Angeles CA

  • Michael is a working professional whose work ethic leaves nothing to be desired. His interpersonal skills are impressive.

    Dr. James Hyland, Neurology Professor
    Buffalo NY

  • He's someone you can really trust. I think that's been crucial to his success.

    Michael Bryant, Salon/Day Spa Owner
    Buffalo NY

  • As a fellow therapist, my critical evaluation is absolute perfection: A combination of amazing techniques, compassion and professionalism. I always look forward to my next treatment.

    Christy Swiatkowski, Massage Therapist
    Buffalo NY

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare myself?

Stay hydrated. Drink at least one half glass of water or tea and arrive early and ready to relax. Stretching and warm baths or showers are recommended, as they loosen muscles.

What if I am running late or need to cancel my appointment?

Plan to arrive early: Life is full of unexpected surprises. As a courtesy, cancellations are expected at least 24 hours in advance.

Is a treatment program beneficial?

Start by scheduling a few massages close together: Every two weeks for one month. Creating balance within the body and detoxification both take time and progressively deeper massage work and stretching. Sessions should taper off for maintenance and general relaxation. Time between sessions varies based on lifestyle and goals. Single sessions provide many immediate benefits such as deep relaxation, detoxification, increased muscle movement, circulation and pain relief. One session monthly is a healthy habit that will result in long-term benefits.

How do I maintain the best health after treatment?

Aftercare varies depending on the kind of work you receive, and may include recommendations for ice, heat, stretching & Epsom salt baths. Everyone benefits from drinking water after a session and taking quiet time alone to let the work sink in.

Is word of mouth important to you?

Definitely! If you enjoyed your session and found it beneficial, please talk about it with friends, family & co-workers. Glowing reviews on yelp.com are always welcome and appreciated!

Do you offer treatment at my home?

If you are interested in establishing an arrangement for service at home, a small fee covering transportation and equipment provides a convenient solution for busy families and residences with people sharing common interests.

Are corporate accounts available?

Yes, treatment at your place of business is an option. Work sponsorship is a great way for your entire company to stay loose and relaxed from business related stressors. Chair and table massage are available, as long as adequate space and time are provided.

How can I arrange a spa party?

Spa parties are a great way to get a group of friends, family, or co-workers together for a night of relaxation. Ideas include birthdays, girls' nights out, company parties and more. Get started by requesting a booking online today and select the "massage party" treatment with a message about event details!

What forms of payment are accepted?

Most forms of payment are accepted, including cash, debit card, credit card or personal check.

Are you open to barter/trades?

Please make me an offer. When time allows, trading services has been mutually beneficial and rewarding.

    Best Massage in San Francisco!

    Clientele have spoken and the results are in! ABC Channel 7 TV in San Francisco has announced that Steffan Spa – A Master Healing Arts Studio offers the very best massage in the city. Thanks for your votes and support!

    Over 3,600 hours of specialized training & experience in an array of modalities at top professional venues

    A New York and California State Licensed and Nationally Certified practitioner, Mike is a member of the Associated Body Workers & Massage Professionals organization and holds Advanced Certification in San Francisco. A graduate of New York Institute of Massage, Mike proctors the New York State Board Exam for applicants with disabilities. For over eleven years, Mike has helped lead several new spa ventures to success.

    His work as a Master Massage Therapist is renowned by professional tri-athletes and Hollywood actors alike. Mike has worked with Jodie Foster, Mark Ruffalo, Olga Kurylenko and Zoe Saldana, to name a few.

    In 2009, Mike began offering body and skin care treatments as a certified and licensed Esthetician in California. Excited about developing new offerings to clients, Mike teaches relaxation workshops that combine breathing and stretching exercises with meditation.

    Michael Steffan

    Master Massage Therapist & Esthetician

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We are located at the intersection of 18th Street @ Treat in the Activspace Business Complex. The main entrance is located on Treat about half a block from 18th.

Ring 244 and go up to the second floor. Gated garage parking is available upon request for a small fee.

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