Mission Health & Beauty
1069 York St., Mission
Reiki and spiritual healing are definitely not for everyone, but if it's not your first alternative therapy rodeo, Tanya Corona is kind of a one-stop-shop. She's trained in Reiki, chakra clearing, and crystal and sound healing, and her healing activation sessions combine a little bit of everything.
Yoga to the People
2973 16th St., Mission
YTTP's mission is to make yoga available to everyone—meaning their classes are donation-based, and you only contribute the suggested $10 (or other dollar amount of your choice) if you can. Their particular yoga brand is power vinyasa flow. The YTTP studio has a changing room, bathroom, spot for your belongings, but no showers. There's also a location in Berkeley.
The Scarlet Sage Herb Co.
1193 Valencia St., Mission
The word 'apothecary' gets thrown around a lot in reference to beauty shops, but this Mission store is in fact a real-deal apothecary, complete with shelves of medicinal herbs, natural remedies, and essential oils. It can be tough to make sense of it all, so thankfully the staff is knowledgeable and eager to help. For those looking to expand their horizons, there are informational books and a metaphysical department if you're into that sort of thing.
1193A Valencia St., Mission
Come to this Mission salon for consistently good, reasonably priced manicures and pedicures and stay for the kickass nail art. The technicians do editorial-quality work (they do a lot of shoots) and can go as classic or as out-there as you want. Check out their Instagram feed for inspo.
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