Moonset offers the promise of a new dawn. - For Body and Mind

This Saturday, June 15th, will be my last shift at UCSF. To mark the transition to full-time private practice without working at another gym or spa, I am making a special offer.

Through July 15th, clients new to my private practice as well as to existing clients can take advantage of a 40% discount in a few different ways. Clients new to my private practice will be able to choose up to 2 single-session 60- or 90-minute appointments, or they may be pre-pay for a 3-session package. Existing clients may redeem a 40% discount on a single 60- or 90-minute session.
Regular Rates, Single-Session
60 minutes – $90
90 minutes – $120

Transitions 40% Special
60 minutes – $54 single-session, $162 3-pack
90 minutes – $72 single-session, $216 3-pack

In addition to the Transitions Special through July 15th, I am working to put out a regular newsletter. My goal is to send out a newsletter somewhere between every couple of weeks to about monthly. It will cover news about my practice, general health-related news, and perhaps special offers. I hope that it will be something informative and entertaining that you will look forward to reading and sharing with your friends. Please take this opportunity to sign up.

In Health & Deep Gratitude,
Scott Henady

P.S. You might be wondering why the photos. They are San Francisco moonsets I’ve taken, leading to the promise of a bright new dawn. Just thought I’d share.

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Changes in New Year

It seems a little surprising to me that my last blog post was a year ago, but for a recent poem. A few changes.

In the big change for my massage practice, I am moving the bulk of my private practice to bodyFi, a personal training studio opening a new location at 19th & Mission St. This will entail some rate changes, with single session rates going up to $90 for an hour and $120 for 90 minutes. But I will also be emphasizing packages more and begin a Loyalty Program. A new package that I am offering is a 2-session Intro Pack for clients new to my private practice. Packages discount the single session fee from $10 up to $23 off.

For clients that are coming in consistently, meaning 10 visits or more in a year, they will get a $23 discount on single-session, one hour or 90 minute massage appointments. If you have know you are going to be away for an extended period, let me know, and I will be happy to honor your loyalty discount when you return. If you notice the packages, I do have 10 session options which get you into the Loyalty Program automatically.

I will still be available in my Potrero Hill location on Fridays and by appointment on Sundays. Tuesdays through Thursdays, I will be at BodyFi up to eight hours per day with hours ranging from 11:00am-7:00pm or 1:00pm-9:00pm. Appointments can be requested up to 24 hours in advance via my Book Now link. For same day appointments, sometimes walk-ins may be available, but the best method to check availability and schedule is to call 415-647-2829.

Come check out my new location in bodyFi at 2310 Mission St. at 19th & Mission, and perhaps check out their personal training and class options.


Muscles cry out
you dare not listen.
A deadline looms.
Just ten minutes more?

Tension cascades
on neck
and shoulders.

Their protest unheard,
until at last
they scream:

Not one minute more!
You push too hard!

They bring you to my door.
To my table
where my hands
they know



New Year, New Specials

For the new year, I’m updating two regular specials, and one Yelp Deal.

The regular specials will be for up to two visits for new clients only: either $45 for a one hour massage (regular price $75) or $65 for a 90-minute massage (regular price $95). Feel free to take advantage of one of each to see which works best for you, or if you know you prefer either a one hour or a 90-minute massage, feel free to get 2 of either one. No matter how you choose to use it, you’ll get a $30 discount per massage for a total $60 discount.

The Yelp Deal is $75 for a 90-minute massage and is open to all customers for the duration of the deal without restriction. Visit my Yelp business page to purchase the deal on Yelp, or request the Yelp special when you call to make your appointment.

Feel free to call or email to schedule. I’ve also posted my Google calendar below the fold so you can see my availability. Mondays-Thursdays, same day appointments are frequently available with an hour or two notice (call to schedule).
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Awesome Massage Deals for October

This month I celebrated my 40th birthday. As a gift to you and to expand my home practice, I’m offering as much as $95 worth of discounts through the end of this month.

The first deal is available only to new clients at my home practice: $40 for a 1 hour massage. That’s a $35 savings off the regular price, and is available through the end of October for an initial visit for new clients.

The second deal is available through Yelp to both new and returning clients, and may be used twice. You may purchase 1 or 2 certificates for $45 each, saving $30 each time on the regular price of a 1 hour massage. These certificates are good for up to 1 year from the date of purchase. I haven’t set an end to the Yelp deal yet – it depends on how well the promotion goes.

For the best deal, new clients may use both the $40 special for new clients as well as 2 of the Yelp deals, for a total savings of $95 for 3 hours of massage. The Yelp deal may also be purchased as a gift for loved ones.

Feel free to call or email to schedule. I’ve also posted my Google calendar below the fold so you can see my availability. Mondays-Thursdays, same day appointments are frequently available with an hour or two notice (call to schedule).
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October 2011

It has been a while since I’ve posted, and an update is overdue.

Last year in March, I started working at the UCSF Mission Bay Fitness & Recreations Center. I have settled in to two shifts: Saturday from 2:30-7:30 and Sunday from 9:00-2:00. The price structure at UCSF has so that it is now the same for students, members and the general public alike. The rates are now $38 for 30 minutes, $68 for 1 hour and $98 for 90 minutes. Non-members still get a day pass to use the gym when you get a massage.

Last year, I was also working with On the Spot Massage at Whole Foods’ Harrison St. location in San Francisco. Sadly, that service ended at that location when Whole Foods went through a remodel and decided they didn’t have space for massage any longer. I had hoped something would come up to replace the service in the SOMA district, but nothing did, at least with that group. I miss the folks who had become regulars as well as the conversations with a diverse group of people, so I’ll make an effort to join or recreate a similar setting in the future. But – that is a project for another time that is for now on a back burner.

My home practice has grown slowly, but surely over the past couple of years. Now I want to make a more concerted effort to build it further. I’ve invested in a Yelp ad which includes a one-minute video. If you’ve been to my front page lately, you’ll see it there. Four great clients helped put it together, for which I am enormously grateful.  I’ve also posted the video at the end of this post below the fold.

On October 10th, I celebrated my 40th birthday. In the spirit of both celebration and expanding my practice, I’m extending a gift to you by offering a one hour massage for $40 to new clients. This deal may be claimed only once, but feel free to share with friends. I am also doing a $45 Yelp deal, which may be used twice, and is open to current and past clients as well as new clients. Take advantage of all three for the best deal and save $95: 1 $40 massage + 2 $45 massages = $130 for 3 HOURS! of massage (vs $225 at regular rate). The $40 deal will only be around through the rest of October, but we’ll see how things go with the Yelp deal.

Feel free to call or email to schedule. I’ve also posted my Google calendar below the fold so you can see my availability.
415-647-2829 or

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Practice Fusion talks to Integrative Practitioners

On March 14th, I invited representatives from Practice Fusion to present the electronic health record to integrative health practitioners. Several acupuncturists and a couple of bodyworkers (myself included) attended the presentation, which included many questions from attendees.

Many thanks go to the crew from Practice Fusion for taking the time to present to this small group.

Videos from that presentation are embedded below the fold.

To view the playlist on YouTube

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A Dream of Creating a New Health Care Paradigm

Among my activities, I organize a Meetup group: San Francisco Integrative Health Networking. On September 30th, I held a meetup in which I described a bit about my dreams for the group. I recorded the meeting so that those who were interested, but unable to attend would still be able to see what was discussed. I am also looking for feedback to help refine these thoughts.

One person participated in the discussion with me, but did not wish to be on camera, so the video portion is just me.

I’ve embedded videos of the presentation & discussion below the fold.

Here’s the link to view this playlist on YouTube

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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but have been waiting for some work-related changes to settle in. The short version is that I’m now working two new places in addition to my private home practice.

On March 6th, I had my first massage shift at UCSF’s Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay. This is great for anyone who would prefer to see me in an office location rather than in my home office. I currently have regular shifts on Saturday’s from 2:30 to 7:30pm, Sunday’s from 9:00am to 2:00pm, and a sub shift Tuesday’s from 4:00 to 9:00pm (beginning April 6th). Gym members and UCSF students & staff may schedule online via the UCSF Fitness & Recreation Center website. Non-members may schedule by calling the Service Desk at (415) 514-4545.

UCSF Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center
1675 Owens Street San Francisco, CA 94158


Individual Services
30 minute 60 minute 90 minute
UCSF Students/Members
$34 $64 $90
Non-member UCSF Employee
$38 $72 $102
Non-member General Public
$45 $85 $120

Packages (purchase multiple packages and save)

3-Pack 60 minute 3-Pack 90 minute
UCSF Students/Members
$185 $257
Non-member UCSF Employee
$210 $291
Non-member General Public
$246 $342

On February18th, I began doing seated massage with On the Spot Massage at Whole Foods SoMa location in San Francisco. This is a great way for people to get a massage as a tune-up or a quick therapeutic treatment. I’m available Thursdays from 3:30 to 8:00pm. Appointments are on a walk-in basis only.

Whole Foods Market, SoMa
399 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Seated Massage Rates

5 Minute Tune-Up
10 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
25 Minutes
30 Minutes


I’m continuing to test Practice Fusion‘s Electronic Health Record system as well as their Personal Health Record. I originally posted separately about that here. Having two new practice locations does change how I can implement it, not because of anything regarding the record system, but rather due to how things work at UCSF and with On the Spot Massage. If you’re interested in testing this EHR & PHR system with me in my private practice, sign up with me for 10 sessions of either 60 or 90 minutes each. I’ll discount these sessions as a package to $600 or $750 respectively, which can be paid in three installments of $200 or $250.

Finally, if you haven’t read my post on changes associated with the Chinese New Year back in February, take a moment to look at it. I think it’s a fun perspective on these changes in my professional life as well as on some on some of the volatility I’ve seen in events and the lives of people around me.

Embracing the Year of the White Tiger

Has life gotten a little more… interesting than usual lately? Perhaps a circumstance or two moving with a wee bit more alacrity than usual. Or perhaps feeling like it’s careening wildly out of control? (Health reform, anyone?)

Beyond their entertainment value, I’m not  usually that into astrology. On the other hand, life clearly goes through many cycles: seasonal,  annual, biological, economic, political, etc.  Events in my life, in the lives of several people and groups around me, and even national and world events make me think this is a time of change marking a new cycle. As these changes are coming at the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, I’m  persuaded to make note of this Year of the Metal Tiger.

Before getting into the significance according to Chinese astrology, I want to note that President Obama has now been in office for a little over one year, giving time for the beginning of change from the previous administration to take effect. Some changes in the culture of Washington are starting to show like new growth in spring following a long, dark winter. While there is a new flow of information and more openness than has ever existed before, at least to my knowledge, there are complaints about back room deals and that things are not as open as we were told they would be. Things do not change overnight.

Even amid the start of culture change in Washington,  there are those who went to halt progress and keep things essentially as they have been. These efforts to conduct arguments on old premises and theories which had been ascendant for over thirty years have brought out stark contrast in different elements of Washington culture as well as anti-Washington culture. Obstructionism and anti-government sentiment have been brought to new heights. At the same time, our financial system, though still in trouble, has been brought back from the edge of collapse. We are closer to  historic health care reforms than we have been in about 100 years of reform efforts.

I could go on and offer greater detail, but the point I want to make is not about politics or our political culture. I merely wish to establish the context that this is a time of significant change. Within that context, I’d like to suggest that looking at this time through the lens of the lunar new year can offer a foundation to supply some meaning to these changes. With that, let’s have some fun and look at 2010, the Year of the White Tiger, also referred to as the Year of the Metal Tiger.

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