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The rain has arrived and our brilliant green landscape has returned here at Osmosis. This is a great reminder of the abundant life-energy surrounding us every day. But did you know that the same substance that maintains that life-energy in plants is also good for our skin and body?
Chlorophyll is the green photosynthetic pigment found in plants and allows the conversion of sunlight into usable energy. Research studies in humans have found that chlorophyll supplementation can decrease damage to DNA by carcinogenic substances, effectively deodorize and cleanse the digestive and urinary tracts, and strengthen the blood. Chlorophyll has been compared with human blood by researchers because of its similar molecular structure and is referred to as the “blood” of the plant. So now is the time to add those green leafy vegetables to your diet. The greener the better.
It is a hot-topic at our spa, how stress affects the mind and body and how we can improve health by providing services and an environment that reduce stress. It is important to remember that our skin is also impacted by stress and can appear tired, dull and lackluster. In addition to this, the skin becomes imbalanced and shows more pore congestion, surface dryness and aging.
I went to the recent Wisdom 2.0 conference at the Marriott in in San. The conference focused on the meeting place of high tech and ancient wisdom. It was fully sold out with 2,000 attendees. The energy of the conference was absolutely electric, bristling with excitement and led by a new generation of younger people with a very different life experience and worldview having grown up with digital technology.
Here were the best and the brightest from Google, Facebook, (Apple was notably absent) along with many other major technology companies. Some of the most powerful leading edge corporations in the world with their huge international influence and financial clout came together to meet with leading spiritual teachers to explore how to adopt wisdom practices. What unlikely bedfellows.
The skin is the largest and most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day. Detoxification is performed by a number of organs, glands and transportation systems including the skin, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system and mucous membranes. Dry brushing stimulates the organs of detoxification to function more efficiently which has a myriad of benefits for the body.
Silence and song co-mingled as the deep pinks of evening light transformed into a star-filled night sky. Improviser extraordinaire, Nina Wise, and deep-souled songstress, Jennifer Berezan, filled the Osmosis Meditation Gardens last night with wisdom, inspiration and a call for love.
Rumi’s Caravan has travelled through the land of Oz (Osmosis), leaving it’s indelible mark on the hearts of those attending, the Japanese garden that held us and the clear skies that reigned above our heads. Over one hundred people at this sold out event sat transfixed for an hour and a half of ecstatic poetry.
Located 1.5 hours north of San Francisco, Osmosis is a Japanese style retreat with beautiful bonsai and bamboo gardens.
Osmosis is the only day spa in the U.S. that offers the Cedar Enzyme Bath, a rejuvenating heat treatment from Japan.
A vivid view of the spa and the entire Cedar Enzyme Bath experience.