The Earthbody Blog

A curated guide to holistic wellness

Welcome to my journal. Each week I share a story that turns my mind with the insights, goof-ups, and lessons I discovered in the exchange. I also believe that the good life takes practice. Here's where I'll share resources in meditation, self care, daily ritual, wholesome nutrition, and the best in body~mind wellness. Thanks for reading and welcome to the family.

Denmo Ibrahim, Founder & CEO Earthbody.

THE BARS Session

The Barsrevitalizing * transformative* holistic*

THE BARS is a subtle modality that works directly with electro-magnetic energy stored in the body. Based on 32 specific channels or bars of energy that run through and around the head, this practice releases habitual thoughts, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs. Through a series of light touches, locked energy is released and cleared away.

THE BARS is an incredibly nurturing and restorative process, undoing limitation in all aspects of your life. The treatment is hightly afffective in overcoming mental, emotional or physical stress. THE BARS is helpful in working with migraines, insomnia, anxiety and depression.


  • Deep relaxation
  • Increased mental clarity + focus
  • Eases tension headaches + migraines
  • Reduces anxiety + depression
  • Stills mind chatter
  • Generates a delta, or theta brain wave state
  • Eases insomnia
  • Increases conscious awareness

Highly recommended recommended for athletes, or students preparing for exams as it deepens your ability to maintain consistent focus and is extremely energizing to the body.

THE BARS 1H Session
or ADD ON 30M
to our GROUND, REPATTERN, or UNRAVEL massages
Wear comfortable clothing

THE BARS is offered exclusively by Alex Edward Colligan at Earthbody.
With a background as a professional athlete, coach, and wellness facilitator, Alex has been working on stress reduction therapies for over 20 years.  A graduate of Brenneke School of Holistic Health, his experience has spanned multiple disciplines including physical therapy clinics and sports teams. Alex's approach to bodywork includes creating a space of openness for his clients. His modalities include Myofascial Release, Unwinding, Swedish, Deep Tissue with a conscious energy component. Alex aims to provide the most nurturing and healing environment possible, which can invite a gentle shift to a state of well being. His focus on the energy systems of the body and how to leverage them has brought forth a renewed attention to energy medicine, and what is truly possible when attending to
the mind - body - spirit connection.

Click to learn more about THE BARS.

Alex Colligan

3 Day Weekend

3 Day WeekendGet IN Before Your Get Out

by denmo ibrahim,
ceo + founding therapist

The long weekend is coming! Those precious times we get throughout the year to truly “vacate” from the everyday grind often come at much needed times.  We may be tempted to do more chores, shopping, cleaning, and playing catch-up with the backlog of work during an extra day off.  Just like any physical machine, to keep it functioning properly, you’ve got to give it rest periodically. Overworked minds and bodies can become diseased.  Remember to take time to put your mental and physical self at ease once again. Your body and mind are constantly giving, producing, and in motion. Give back by nourishing the whole being. Use some of this longer weekend to appreciate the body.  Like the quote says, “What you appreciate, appreciates.” Appreciate and take care of your gorgeous little body, and it will continue to take care of you.  Remember, a single treatment can last weeks following a session.  Feel free to check out some of our success stories to hear the latest and greatest from our clients!

If you’re receiving this message, you already know that engaging in therapeutic massage is one of the most powerful ways to restore the body and mind. You’re part of a community of individuals who value total wellbeing. We’re here for you.

Consider giving in to a REPATTERN session, more than just a spa treatment, the 90 minute massage is the perfect pre-weekend prescription for a family-filled weekend of non-stop activity that lies ahead. It doesn’t matter if you’re in need of deep tissue massage or structural integration.  By making time for the body to truly unwind, muscles can melt, the breath can deepen, and the body can heal.  That’s the core of bodywork – like massage but more therapeutic.  Get centered now and you’ll be able to show up as your best with family and friends.

Wanting to disconnect from the busy and chaotic week and reconnect with your beloved in a deeper way this coming weekend? Our COUPLES MASSAGE RITUALS and treatments are great for just that. Set aside time to reconnect with your partner in a soulful way. Our amazing community of San Francisco massage therapists and estheticians are truly healers.  We're here to nurture, stretch, and deepen your Memorial Day weekend through massage therapy, couples massage, and Ayurvedic rituals.

A post-weekend treatment like our new treatment, The Bars offered by Alex Colligan may be the tonic your body will love you for after all the excitement of a busy weekend. Our practitioners are here to help you realign yourself and bring you back to center. Balance, after all, includes working, playing and resting so that you can return to your life with zest. To do any of those things well, you’ve got to be in balance. We believe that means making rest and self-care a part of your routine.

Give us a call or book online now, and we’ll help you take care of your precious, gorgeous body of light.

Bodycare for Athletes

Bodycare for AtheltesBenefits of Bodywork for Athletes

Pain Reduciton
Injury Prevention
Relaxation and Focus
Post Event Recovery

We believe skilled Massage Therapy can be an essential part of any athletes training program. It can improve your overall athletic readiness and treat specific problems that might be holding you back in your training.

EB RECOMMENDS: Our REPATTERN 1h 30 min treatment to support clarity, muscular release, and physical wellness. To learn more about the benefits of this treatment read on...

For ongoing, affordable bodycare check out our MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM.
For as low as $89 per month you'll receive a free treatment every 30 days!
In honor of the 100th race, we're offering:

$100 in Earthbody organic products
when you sign up for membership by 5/19!

Purchase Online
Or Call 415-552-7200 to sign up
mention "100 RACE" to redeem!
*Products available for purchase in store only*
*Members must sign up between 5/12/11 to 5/19/11 for offer*

What's Not In Your Session

What's Not in Your Session

The Plain, Simple, Naked Truth About Earthbody

NO Recent Graduates

Each practitioner is hired by a therapist,  the founder + CEO, in fact. We look for gifted healers, who exemplify years of training, experience and love in their work.  This takes time to develop. We get that.  So, we look for the most exceptional practitioners to invite to the practice – those who are committed to a holistic revolution.

NO Parabens + Cheap Petroleum Bases

We use 100% organic oils, cold-pressed and raw just like you.  What’s more we carry 5 different bases of botanical butters and plant oils for our therapists to choose from to further customize your treatment -- to your body.  Those hidden fillers are hidden for a reason.  Simply put – if you can eat it, you can wear it.

NO Lead-based, Paraffin-filled Candles

We use only clean burning soy candles and tea lights at Earthbody. For those who have allergies, asthma, or advocate for clean air, rest assured that we here for you.  Atmosphere can transform space. But we made sure not to sacrifice mood lighting for lung power. When you’re in for your next treatment, rest assured that those warm lit candles that make you so happy are pollutant-free.

NO 50-minute hours

All our treatments listed on our menu are ‘table time’ – full-length sessions with your therapist on the table. We love what we do and know how valuable every minute is for your treatment.  Each therapist also tends to spend additional face time, before and after your treatment to connect with you on your core concerns and offer support.

NO Private Label Bodycare

We didn’t farm out our line, ship it across the country, and stick a pretty label on it.  We formulate and handcraft our very own organic products with the principles of Ayurveda, inspired by you.  What’s more, only therapists, healers, or holistic educators work with the herbs, oils, and infusions directly.  Energy is a real thing. When it comes to handcrafting bodycare, we invited individuals who understand the nuances of plant life.  All our products are made in small batches, one at a time, in San Francisco.

NO Fluff + Buff massages

Our treatments are more than just muscular relief – it’s about unraveling a deep tension and awakening the body-mind connection to heal. Our skincare treatments are more than just about cleansing the face – it’s about clarifying the soul.  At Earthbody, our treatments work on several layers of the body – the physical body, the emotional body, and the mental body – this is what makes Earthbody treatments so complete and transformational.  Anything less is, well, less.

NO Extra Charges

After years of crafting every aspect of the client experience in its organic growth from private practice to day spa, we know what works to create a revolutionary session for the senses.  Each treatment includes warm tables, hot foot towels, flower hydrosols, essential oils, and our own infused organic products – at no additional charge.  You select the treatment; leave the experience up to us.

NO Waste

Everything we use in session can be composted, recycled, or laundered to create a zero-waste experience in balance with the Earth for the benefit of the body.  Period. So even after your levitating home following an incredible session at EB, you can know that you left no trace, whatsoever.  Receiving treatment at EB makes everyone conscious about their eco footprint – by not leaving one.

Dear Mom

Dear MomDear Mom,

When I first saw you, all covered in baby goo, I fell in love. You were there when I first opened my eyes. You kept me safe. You fed me. Since that moment, that very first moment, I have grown. I am tall and healthy like a great redwood tree on the pacific coast. Since I first sprouted you have been the earth that has nurtured me and held the roots that have allowed me to reach for the sky.
You are the Warm Earth that bears such amazing fruit.
Once you wrote:
"It starts with a thought...that leads to a vision...which ends. The beginning of a dream."
Thank you.

Your Son