Therapeutic Massage + Bodywork Studio

Nestled in a classic San Francisco building, just a few steps away from the bustling Polk Street corridor and a short stroll from Union Square, rests a sanctuary created just for you. An intimate space that feels like home.

We keep it simple for you. Affordable treatments provided by highly skilled healing arts practitioners. Choose Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork or Acupuncture. Today is the day to start taking care of your self. We’re here to help.

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Balance body, mind and spirit.



The oldest form of therapeutic healing arts. Bring your intentions to the table.



It’s difficult to argue with thousands of  years of evidence.



Create your sanctuary. Inspire your rituals. Coming soon the studio.

The Healing Arts During a Pandemic

Practice self care.

bluebuddha_blogCOVID-19 Updates

As of September 13, 2020:

The little studio that could…AND DID!
We’re back!

Erik and Damien have been given the green light by the City of San Francisco to reopen beginning the week of September 14. Awny continues to offer Acupuncture treatments as she has throughout the past few months as a primary care provider in the state of CA.

Erik will begin seeing clients, but on a very limited schedule, on Saturday, October 3. Treatments will be offered on Saturdays only for 60-minute sessions only to ease back into working with clients.

Damien will continue with his typical schedule offering the full range of treatment lengths: 30, 60, 75, 90 and 120-minutes beginning on Saturday, September 19.

We raised studio prices by $5 to help us offset the large loss of income due to the Pandemic.

Be assured that your health and safety, as well as that of our studio and practitioners, is our top priority. We have sanitation and distancing measures already in place and will continue to monitor best practices as directed from local government as well as our professional trade organizations. We’ve even added UV light HEPA filters to treatment rooms. Things might look a little different but our dedication to you remains the same.

  • Every guest will provide written (email) consent to our waiver (acknowledging no symptoms, no contact with an infected person, etc.) PRIOR to entering the studio.
  • Absolutely no additional guests in the space other than the client or patient with a scheduled appointment. (unless medical necessity)
  • Guests will be guided by practitioners to make sure there is no interaction with other guests.
  • There will be no client lounge access or post-session tea service.
  • Guests will remove shoes and immediately proceed to the treatment room.
  • Post-session each guest will move directly to the entry bench to put shoes back on, confirm payment and exit the studio.
  • Your practitioner will contact you directly to verify the studio’s COVID-19 protocols.

It’s been a challenging few months since March. Please continue to move your body, love yourself and be an agent of change in our world. So many other small businesses will not be opening their doors and our hearts are heavy with them.

-Erik, Founder, The Blue Buddha

Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life (but with a mask on!). Touch the sun and immerse in the sea.”

Our location

1122A Sutter St, San Francisco, CA