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Our Mission

Wellness, relaxation and health are an ongoing lifestyle choice. Cocoon Urban Day Spa embraces this philosophy from the moment you walk through the door.

Catering to both men and women, we distinguish ourselves from other spas by offering thoroughly personalized services according to the specific needs of each client. We encourage our clients to leave behind the bustle of the city for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Our unique integrated approach to health and well being is aimed at helping you. Our therapists and instructors are dedicated to ensuring that you enjoy a very special experience with us.

Our Team

Sarah RedmondSarah Redmond - Founder

Sarah Redmond is the founder of Cocoon Urban Day Spa. She is European trained and has an Internationally recognized degree (CIDESCO) specializing in skin care.

She began her career in Dublin, Ireland in 2000. After working at Bliss for a short time she quickly developed into the role of spa manager, a position she held for 2 years. She worked at Sothys (Paris) for 3 years as an international trainer where she got to visit many of the top spas in France, Ireland and the U.K.

"this was such a great opportunity for me, to see what works and doesn't work, not only as a customer but also what goes on behind the scenes. How to really run a successful business where both staff and clients are happy to be there. It is truly exciting for me to be able to create the kind of spa where I would want to spend the day. This is what motivated me in the beginning and what will continue to do so everyday."

With over 10 years of experience, Sarah brings together her favorite services, products and hand-picked staff all under one roof.

Lauren BurnleyLauren Burnley

Licensed as an Esthetician since 2002, I’ve always been equally passionate about skin care, and waxing. Over the past 10 years, I decided to expose myself to as many skin care environments as I could, to effectively treat any skin type, or condition. I started my career in an Aveda concept spa, working my way through treatment savvy spas, like San Francisco’s Bliss, Billion Dollar Brows in Beverly Hills, and medical and dermatology practices. I quickly graduated from traditional, European style facials, to more advanced treatments, including Light Therapy, Oxygen treatments and resurfacing, to address specific conditions, from acne, to hyper-pigmentation. Understanding skincare fundamentals, and unique ingredient formulations like Skinceuticals, has given me the confidence to diagnose, treat, and transform the skin, through facials, and regimented home care. I’ve continued to evolve as an Esthetician, and find inspiration, on the path that led me to Cocoon. It’s been extremely rewarding joining such a talented team in such a unique & special place.

Merritt KingMerritt King

Merritt joined Cocoon Urban Day Spa in 2008 and is one of the Co-Founder's of Cocoon Bare Her passion is skincare and waxing. She believes good skin care should be fresh, uncomplicated and most importantly effective. Each session with Merritt is personalized and tailored to treat your individual and changing skin concerns. She has fast become famous for her expert speedy waxing. Her close attention to detail coupled with her relaxed and genuine personality is what her clients repeatedly come back for.

Megan HesslerMegan Hessler

Megan has been with the Cocoon team for 3 years. She has always had a strong passion for tattooing, art and all things pretty. At our Cocoon locations, she offers a truly unique service to our clients, providing not just artfully beautiful and totally safe permanent cosmetic enhancements but also an approachable and understanding manner. Her attention to detail is second to none and that combined with her accuracy, poise and artistic skill set keeps her clients coming back time and time again.

Sandra MaxwellSandra Maxwell

Sandra was first introduced to alternative medicine by her grandmother. After studying at the University of New Mexico she moved to San Francisco to pursue her life as a healer. She first studied vibrational massage at The World School of Massage and Holistic Healing and went on to get her practitioner certificate and license from The National Holistic Institute of San Francisco. Because of her varied background and training she allows each session to unfold on its own, combining separate elements of her practice to provide a harmonious and balanced experience. Her combination of modalities includes deep-tissuse/ myo-fascial , swedish/ relaxational, trigger point, vibrational, hot stone, and pre-natal. Her work is effective in leaving you both emotionally and spiritually relaxed while improving your physical well-being.

Esteban Mariscal

Esteban is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute's Advanced Neuromuscular program. Using intuition and knowledge of the body, he formulates custom sessions tailored for each client. He is versed in several modalities both theraputic to relaxaing. He believes that the body has the tools to heal itself, which he uses to faciliate healing and relaxation. Esteban's specialities include: Neuromuscular techniques, Myofascial therapies, Swedish, Shiatsu and Thai; which he also blends together for a truely customized session.

Alex BerriaultAlex Berriault

Alex joined the Cocoon team in 2011 where she was trained to perfect a Brazilian Wax in 15 minutes flat. Her attention to detail is second to none and her bedside manner is always professional and kind. Alex has a huge passion for skincare and is currently studying Skinceuticals Advanced, Derma-Planning & Micro-Dermabrasion and is excited to introduce these new services to our clients.

"With each treatment I perform, my goal is to share my knowledge and experience by attending to every individual’s needs in order to make their skin healthy and beautiful".

Rosa LeeRosa Lee

Rosa is a licensed Esthetician who has worked in the spa industry for over seven years. She joined Cocoon when we opened our flagship store in 2007. She took a year off to travel and is thrilled to be back in the treatment rooms creating customized and amazing experiences for our clients. Rosa loves using her experience to help her clients look and feel their best and she is very passionate about helping you achieve the brightest and most beautifully smooth skin possible!

Shahn Culott

Shahn is Cocoon’s triple threat! She is a waxing wiz, a phenomenal facialist and a Spray Tanning Expert! Her knowledge of the skin and its physiology allow her to assess what each client needs to achieve healthy skin and overall welness. Her goal is to help rehabilitate each clients skincare needs in a spa environment ensuring that you will leave feeling transformed. Since joining the Cocoon Family Shahn has been able to enhance her techniques and product knowledge to include treatments such as microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and different types of medical grade peels.

Suren NayantaiSuren Nayantai

Suren studied at the highly acclaimed National Holistic Institute and graduated with honors. She has been a body worker for over 12 years and specializes in a blend of Deep Tissue and Swedish massage. Suren is a dedicated body worker who loves what she does. She will take the time to understand your areas of stress and pain and will provide you with a massage that is focused and therapeutic. Her goal for each session is to promote a significant positive change in your body and state of mind.

Daphne PrzygockiDaphne Przygocki

Daphne is a graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage in Advanced Therapeutic Massage. Her goal is to provide therapeutic massage which she believes decreases stress and tension, increases relaxation, and promotes overall harmony and balance. Daphne strives to create a safe, nurturing space where clients can let go of everyday stresses and struggles, and get back in touch with their bodies. She draws from her experience and training in multiple modalities of massage to create customized sessions, best suited to facilitate each client’s own restorative experience.

Leon GoertzenLeon Goertzen

Leon specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Pregnancy, and Hot Stone massage. He also incorporates elements of Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Acupressure to work on focus areas where the client may be experiencing pain or discomfort. In a treatment, he intuitively finds areas where muscle fascia is tight or "knotted up" and works to relax those muscles. His intent is to help his clients feel balanced and relaxed so that they leave the massage table with a restored sense of well-being. Leon is a Certified Massage Therapist and a graduate of National Holistic Institute.

Kat Dimaano

Meet Kat! She is a Licensed Esthetician and a Bay Area Native. Kat received training and education in skin care and waxing from the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology right here in SOMA. She has also received post-graduate education with the International Dermal Institute, Dermalogica, Cosmedix, and believes that ongoing education is the key to success and delivering results to each client's individual skin care needs. A skin care junkie since age 10, Kat has always been passionate about skin, beauty, and the state of well being. Before joining the Spa & Beauty industry she received her B.A. in Sociology from California State University, East Bay and worked with San Francisco homeless youth as a counselor in residential and vocational services for 6 years. Compassion for others and a drive to help people feel their best in order to achieve their dreams only comes naturally to the newest member of the Cocoon family. By overcoming the challenges of adult acne herself, Kat is passionate and dedicated to corrective skin care and developing skills that will deliver life-changing results. She's also kind of obsessed with brows and hopes to make SF as fierce as possible one set of brows at a time!

Moe Rowland

Moe moved to San Francisco when he only was 19 years old with just sixty dollars in his pocket and a one way ticket, so that he could pursue his dreams as a certified massage therapist! Moe has more than 20 years of hands-on experience practicing alternative medicine. Being raised in a multicultural family of nurses and alternative medicine practitioners, Moe was exposed to and inspired by his mother and grandmother. His method involves treating a patient's whole self, and educating them on methods and techniques that they can perform by themselves. An acute sense of pressure and also a methodical style and approach are his most notable talents as a professional Healer and Therapeutic Body worker.

Kelly Navarro

Kelly has been a licensed esthetician for five year and specializes in waxing , sugaring and skincare. A San Francisco native, she loves all things retro, natural, and anything beauty related! Her genuine love and passion for health and overall well-being supports her love for aesthetics. Before joining the Cocoon family, Kelly worked in waxing bars and medical spas throughout Northern California where she honed her skills and experience in all aspects of skincare. She is currently studying advanced sugaring, an all natural form of hair removal, as well as having a little fun with eyelash extensions.

Veronica LopezVeronica Lopez

Veronica was trained to practice massage here in our unique city of San Francisco. She is certified in Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Thai Massage. She is also currently studying Holistic Health at San Francisco State University. Her knowledge of many different modalities and her natural intuition allow her to assess what your body needs to achieve balance and wellness. Whether you need deep muscle work or relaxing balance, she will leave you feeling transformed.

 

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