Osmosis 2017 Photo Contest

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Send us your favorite Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary photo that you captured during your visit!

It can be of the garden, of you and your friends having lunch, a moment in our Cedar Enzyme bath… Email your photo to marketing at osmosis.com or post on Instagram using #osmosisphoto2017! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to see the photos that have been submitted.

Our first place winner will receive our most popular Transformation Package – A Cedar Enzyme Bath, followed by our unique Osmosis Fusion Massage, blending the long, relaxing strokes of Swedish-Esalen with the revitalizing techniques of Shiatsu, Thai, and Chinese massage. Two and a half hours of complete bliss!

Second place will receive a Cedar Enzyme Bath for Two.

Deadline to enter is April 30. There is no limit to how many photos you submit. Winner will be announced the 2nd week in May on our Facebook page & Instagram as well as in our newsletter.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram and show some love to your photo when it is posted. Tell your friends to “like” your photo and possibly influence our decision! Be sure to use #osmosisphoto2017 when posting on Instagram

We look forward to your photos!

 

Haiku Contest Winners 2017

Thank you for all the amazing Haiku’s submitted to our Osmosis Haiku contest last month! It was not easy to narrow it down to our top three with nearly 100 submissions! Congratulations to the following winners:

 

Haiku Winner first place

Embraced by cedar

Releasing, an ebb and flow

My soul is renewed.

~Heidi Margocsy, First Place Haiku Winner

 

 

 

 

Haiku Winner second place

 

My outdoor massage

Wind chines ringing in the trees

This is bliss to me.

~Kelly Dillman, Second Place Haiku Winner

 

 

 

Haiku Winner runner up

Nestled in soft bliss

My skin is gently renewed

I am young again

~Leah, Runner up Haiku Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haiku Writing Contest

February is National Haiku Writing month and Osmosis is hosting a Haiku Competition! Haiku poems are an important arm of Japanese art dating to the seventeenth century. This form of poetry, consisting of 17 syllables (5,7,5) are meant to share a moment of importance, an experience of deep meaning, or a thoughtful reflection. More information about Haikus can be found here.

 

“Entering Freestone, 
the fog lifts off rolling hills, 
tension floats off, too.”
 
“Heavy cedar bath
holds me still to calm my soul.
Warm meditation.”

 

Take a moment to reflect on your time at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary and express it through a Haiku. Email it to marketing@osmosis.com! Be sure to follow us on Facebookto see posts of Haiku’s submitted.
The winning Haiku will receive a Cedar Enzyme Bath and a Thai, Shiatsu, or Essential Meridian Massage! 

Eastern Healing Modalities

In the month of November, a time for giving thanks, we’d like to highlight and honor some of the ancient Eastern healing modalities that bring well-being to our guests every day.

While Western massage focuses on releasing tension from your muscles, Eastern massage focuses on releasing stagnant life force energy, or Qi, and balance the flow of Qi (pronounced chee) through the energy pathways of the body. Thai, Shiatsu and Essential Meridian Massage are based on the understanding that our body is not just flesh but rather a network of energy pathways. Stuck, weak or imbalanced flow of Qi underlies pain or dis-ease. However, if the energy body is in balance with abundant and fluent Qi then the physical body can be strong and healthy. A vital Qi body is the foundation of health and longevity.  Eastern massage modalities bring balance and vitality to this flow.

Shiatsu is a more active style of massage, applying pressure in a rhythmic fashion over the Meridian energy pathways of the body, clearing stuck energy – we call that “tension” – and restoring balance to the energy flow.

Thai massage, like Shiatsu, also incorporates palm and finger pressure massage, but also includes many stretches.  Thai is often referred to as “applied yoga,” perfect for someone who enjoys stretching.

Essential Meridian Massage combines Chinese T’ui Na Massage with aroma acupressure.  T’ui Na is a brisk-paced style of moving and balancing Qi. This is balanced with the quiet, meditative application of specific essential oils to specific acupressure points to address your health concerns.  Essential Meridian Massage is useful for not only musculoskeletal concerns, but also issues with sleep, digestion, fatigue, menstrual/menopausal balance… to name a few.

In addition to these fantastic massage modalities, we offer the Zen Harmony facial. This treatment employs a Japanese facial massage technique that stimulates the muscles and lymph below the surface of the skin, strengthening health and immunity while also improving elasticity.

In November we’re highlighting our Eastern massage and facial modalities with a special “Qi Harmony” package with an Eastern modality massage, Zen Harmony facial, and as a thank you to you, our valued guests, a Gratitude Journal in which to record your blessings.

Thank you for blessing Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary with your love and presence.

Osmosis Day Spa in Freestone Celebrates 30 years

Published in the Press Democrat 

by Meg McConahey

Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone will celebrate its 30th anniversary Aug. 19 with a concert of international music in its Zen garden, along with dinner and cedar enzyme foot baths.

The dinner party features Rupa of Rupa Marya and the April Fishes. Her style gives new meaning to eclectic. It touches on everything from Bohemian funk to punk, jazz to Latin, African to Islander, with lyrics in French, Spanish, English and Hindi.

For $35, ticketholders receive an all-inclusive dinner from Fork Roadhouse, wine from Woodenhead Winery and one of the spa’s signature cedar enzyme footbaths. Osmosis is at 209 Bohemian Hwy, Freestone. For information call (707) 823-8231.

You can reach Staff Writer Meg McConahey atmeg.mcconahey@pressdemocrat.com or 521-5204. On Twitter @megmcconahey.