Principles of the Cedar Enzyme Bath Treatment

The Cedar Enzyme Bath is the outgrowth of a centuries-old Japanese tradition of harvesting fruits, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, seaweed and other life forms when they are at their zenith and preserving them with saccharides. The first Cedar Enzyme Bath we know of in Japan was established on a farm in Hokkaido in the 40’s. Its fame grew when it was offered to participants in the winter Olympic games in 1964. Currently it is available in many parts of Japan primarily in clinical environments for its therapeutic benefits. At least one Japanese center boasts a tub almost as big as a football field.


How It Works

When the body is immersed in the Cedar Enzyme Bath, circulation and metabolism are stimulated from outside, giving a boost to the internal organs which usually perform these functions on their own. This is part of the reason the bath is both relaxing and energizing at the same time!


A Biological Process

The heat in the Cedar Enzyme Bath differs from other heat treatments in that it is produced biologically by a fermentation process. This process requires over 600 active enzymes. The largest organ of the body, the skin, comes in direct contact with intense enzyme activity in the Cedar Enzyme Bath, which, in addition to heat, produces its own electro-chemical environment. This combination of heat and energy influences body chemistry and natural cleansing processes, and breaks down body wastes in the subcutaneous layer of the skin. The surface of your skin, your pores, and even the cells themselves are thoroughly cleansed.

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