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Redmint Fillmore interior

Overworked, overtired, and suffering from low energy? Redmint offers a lifeline. The San Francisco-based wellness company melds the ancient wisdom of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) with modern innovations. Redmint provides holistic preventative and restorative health services and products that transform how you look on the outside and feel on the inside. With two Urban Wellness Sanctuaries in the City by the Bay, and more locations on the horizon, Redmint seeks to bring harmony to both outer beauty and inner health through its exceptional skincare and natural wellness collections that are formulated using proven TCM techniques and herbology. 

Redmint was founded by Helina Fan, who, in seeking relief for her own mood swings and aches and pains, eschewed the heavily-dosed pharmaceuticals prescribed by Western physicians. Instead, she researched alternative therapies and discovered TCM. Via acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage, and other TCM treatments, she started to reclaim her balance. “In discovering these alternative and holistic treatments that worked so well for me, I wanted to share their efficacy, and thus, Redmint was born,” said Fan. “Redmint is the manifestation of my mission to demystify powerful TCM practices and make them accessible to all.”

Redmint founder Helina Fan

TCM, the oldest medical philosophy in the world, developed through the observation of nature and the cosmos. It is rooted in the wisdom of Taoism, the concepts of Yin & Yang, and the 5 Elements. TCM believes that health and balance are promoted by the unobstructed flow of “Qi” or “life energy,” the electricity generated by the body that is transmitted along pathways known as meridians and channels. It works on the core principle that a balanced body empowers one to thrive physically and mentally. Using millennia-old herbal remedies and mind-body practices, TCM addresses the underlying root causes of health concerns, increases vitality, restores the natural self-healing abilities of the body and prevents illness. 

At Redmint, practitioners integrate a wide range of TCM modalities such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, cupping, therapeutic massage, moxibustion, gua sha, and sound therapy in helping to ease pain and inflammation, insomnia, stress digestion, headaches, hormone imbalances and more. Treatments support the body’s natural healing abilities to restore, renew, and promote optimal wellbeing. Services include Face Glow and Body Acupuncture that activate the body’s innate life force known as Qi. Gua Sha Facials help increase skin circulation and detoxification. Lymphatic drainage, a gentle, rhythmic treatment, aids with detox and rehabilitation. LED LightStim Therapy addresses pain and tension relief. Sound + Deep Tissue Therapy integrates tuning forks and helps eliminate soreness and pain, and a Microcurrent Facial uses gentle micro-current technology to tighten facial muscles for a noticeable lift. In addition, Redmint’s herbal bars offer a variety of herbs to support multiple aspects of health. Each is a modern twist on the traditional coffee bar, offering a proprietary menu of herbal lattes, shots, and teas.

Redmint Fillmore Herbal Bar

Fan also personally developed Redmint’s innovative skincare line when she could not find natural and organic products that met her high standards. She spent years researching and developing the products, which are made at a local lab. The uniquely active formulations feature ancient powerhouse ingredients filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids, that leave skin hydrated, nourished, and revived. The collection includes: the 5 Elements ageless skincare line inspired by the five elements theories of TCM, the Pearl Illuminance collection that features pearl powder and goji berry extract blended with rice water for brightening and illuminating, and the anti-inflammatory Hemp collection (Huo Ma Ren) that prevents aging, clears skin impurities, and brightens the complexion. All products are packaged within Miron glass bottles and jars, an innovative scientific glass that extends product shelf life.

Redmint products are packaged within Miron glass, which extends shelf life

“Redmint was born out of a quest for solutions,” said Fan. “It was created to share and educate people about the transformative effects of TCM, rooted in the notion that the key to health is a balanced approach to body, mind, and spirit. Our bodies are more powerful than we know, and when we harness the power of holistic treatments, we can naturally increase energy and vitality.”  

Redmint: 1958 Union Street and 2044 Fillmore Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco

Photos courtesy of Redmint

Redmint Union St.

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