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We Are Ready to Welcome You Back!

We Can’t Wait to Transform Your Day!

July 30th Update:

Currently, Osmosis offers a wide variety of massages in our inviting outdoor areas. Our creekside pagodas are an ideal place to receive the gift of therapeutic touch.

Notifications will appear here as we are able to provide additional services.

At Osmosis, we treat our guests and employees like family and take pride in promoting the health and wellness of our community. During this time of necessary closures we have upgraded our facility and installed new protocols that further insure your safety.

We are excited to announce that Osmosis has reopened and will be available to fulfill the longing for physical touch, community, and human connection you may be needing. Our extensive re-opening plans are detailed below. Please note that spa appointments will be prioritized for our loyal Vital Health Club members during our first two weeks of operations.

Your health and safety always comes first at Osmosis.  Extensive cleaning protocols and our new state of the art ventilation and sanitizing system effectively reduce viral and bacterial exposure. We are also implementing a long list of safety guidelines from governmental and industry based organizations to provide further safety. Please refer below for all the ways we are working to keep you happy and healthy during your visit to Osmosis.

As always, we ask our guests and employees to stay at home if they are feeling unwell, displaying symptoms, or recovering from an illness. Our protocols are subject to change based on local and state government guidance.

 

We’re Prepared

We’ve always prided ourselves on going above and beyond for your health and well-being with our extensive standard cleaning protocols.

As always, our standard cleaning includes:

  • Hospital-grade, professional, green cleaning solutions that are 99.99% effective in destroying harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria.
  • Pre opening daily cleaning of all amenities and locations within the spa.

Additionally, we are implementing:

  • Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of each treatment room after every service.
  • Each Massage Therapist and Esthetician has received detailed training on topics like Health and Hygiene, Sanitation and Disinfection and Covid-19 related concerns.
  • Increased hours for our cleaning staff to continually sanitize and disinfect commonly touched surfaces, door handles, and shared amenities throughout the day.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations for both guests and employees, along with sanitizing spray in showers and all common areas.

We Invest In Your Health and Well Being

We always strive to implement services, treatments, and experiences to enhance and maintain the health and well-being of our guests and employees.

As always, we offer:

  • Complimentary wellness-enhancing Osmosis herbal tea.
  • Massage therapy modalities focused on improving circulation; studies have shown this to increase the body’s white blood cell count which works to combat viruses.
  • A detoxifying steam treatment with every facial to eliminate bacteria in the air, reduce inflammation, and purify the skin to remove toxins and impurities.
  • The ability to add an immunity boosting essential oil blend to any massage. Our customized wellness-promoting blends may help to purify and detoxify all body systems, strengthen vascular tissue, and support healthy adrenal function.   

Additionally, we are implementing:

  • HEPA-certified air purifiers in every treatment room and common area. These filters have a 4-stage filtration system that completely replaces the air four times every hour.
  • Installation of hand washing sinks in almost all of the indoor massage rooms.
  • Contact-free payments allow you to place a credit card on file and check out seamlessly without ever reaching for your wallet.
  • Re-adopted our “shoes off” policy in the spa. We will provide spa slippers or socks for you upon check-in. You are also invited to bring your own. 
  • Massage and Facial guests will now change in the treatment room.
  • Magazines, tester products and complimentary snacks will be temporarily removed, per government guidelines.

We Maintain the Highest Standards

Maintaining a healthy environment has always been critically important to us and following the guidance of reputable professional and governmental organizations is our standard practice.

As always, we follow the guidance of:

  • Masks are required to be worn at all times throughout your visit.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided to all employees.
    • All employees and guests will undergo wellness checks and symptom screenings, including a temperature check with a touchless thermometer before entering the spa.
  • Some amenities may temporarily be closed per government guidelines – when booking, please inquire about open amenities.
  • Physical distancing will be organized to help maintain a distance of 6-feet from other guests in the common areas.
  • Guests must wash hands before receiving any service.
  • All appointments must be made online or by phone. No walk-ins will be accommodated. 
  • Friends or family without an appointment will not be permitted in the facility, except a parent accompanying a minor.

Bulex HEPA Air Purifiers

  • Currently being installed in all treatment rooms.
  • Quietly replaces the air 4 times per hour.
  • 99.97% purification with a 4-Stage Filtration System that can filter particles as small as 0.01 mil, as large as pet dander, dust, pollen, and allergens.
  • Centrifugal Blower – Fresh air spirals up towards the ceiling, circulating 320° in all directions to fill the room before being drawn back into the purifier.

Atmosair Purification

A bipolar ionization technology system has been installed in the Osmosis HVAC system. This energizes the air to form bipolar — positive and negative — air ions that flows into all of the spaces in our building.
AtmosAir’s technology proactively emits bi-polar ions that attack and neutralize coronavirus in a continuous way. Unlike many unverified products, AtmosAir Solutions is backed by science. Bi-Polar Ions emitted to ambient air by the AtmosAir System continuously disinfect both the breathing space and surfaces. It is the most effective system for continuously cleaning and decontaminating indoor air. AtmosAir has shown significant reduction of bacteria and viruses in both laboratory and in situ testing. AtmosAir is over 99.9 percent effective in reducing the coronavirus on surfaces. Bipolar ions that bond with contaminants gain size and mass and drop to the floor, or return to the filter,  making them easily cleaned from the air we breathe.

Updated Policies

Covid Policy: All guests must complete our COVID-19 form in addition to standard intake form(s). 

Cancellation Policy: As a courtesy to other guests and our therapists, if you must cancel or reschedule an appointment please give 24 hours notice. ‘No Call, No Show’ cancellations will be charged the full treatment price.


*All of the aforementioned guidelines are subject to change based on the guidance of the above organizations and may be phased out as guidelines progress. All guests are required to complete a COVID-19  waiver in addition to standard waiver(s). We reserve the right to decline service to any guest who does not pass our COVID-19 wellness check or who displays symptoms of COVID-19. Those who are declined may reschedule their service for a later date.

Home Care Rituals for Deep Sleep – Spa Vitality Retreat

deep sleep spa wellness workshop
Join us in this dreamy workshop where you will learn a variety of self-help tools for helping you to fall asleep and to sleep more deeply.

To fit everything into our busy lives, we often sacrifice sleep. Too often, we feel over-scheduled or over-stimulated, making it difficult for our nervous system to wind down and our minds to calm for sleep. Adequate sleep is an essential component to a healthy lifestyle and can affect both mental and physical health. It is vital to our well-being!

  • Body and breath awareness practices
  • Herbs and essential oils to calm the mind
  • Acupressure points to help you sleep deeply
  • Meditation techniques to prepare for sleep
  • Self-massage techniques for deeper relaxation

This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!

“Sleep is the most important meditation, not for nirvana, but for survival!” — The Dalai Lama

Raizelah BayenRaizelah Bayen is currently the Training Coordinator at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary and the founder of Open Pathways Institute for Integrative Massage. She has been practicing and teaching healing arts for almost 30 years. Raizelah is certified in not only massage and acupressure, but also herbology, aromatherapy and yoga instruction. Her passion is teaching an integrative approach to healing in both her wellness workshops at Osmosis, and in her training classes for massage therapists.

Her workshops are well-organized and packed with self-care techniques that are easy to use at home, accessible for even the lay person. She is available for on-site workshops and massage trainings. If you are interested in hosting a workshop or class taught by Raizelah, please email her at openpathwaysmassage.com

Horticultural Garden Tour

Horticultural Garden Tour
A 1.5 hour-long guided tour of the Osmosis Kyoto-style Meditation garden

Did you ever wonder what the story was behind the Osmosis Meditation Garden? Join Osmosis founder, Michael Stusser and tree pruning expert, Michael Alliger in this wildly popular garden tour and be inspired!

This garden makes extensive use of stone, water and deer resistant plants to express the tranquil feeling of a Japanese style design.

Visitors will be treated to an in-depth look at the underlying Zen themes built into the rock arrangements and pond layout, as well as information about the planting themes and plant materials. The garden has been built over a period of many years and was designed by the preeminent landscape designer, Robert Ketchell, of Britain.

Tour followed by Cedar Enzyme Footbaths, tea and snacks.

Admission: $25. Book a service for that day and get $20 off any service. Space is limited to 14, make your reservations in advance.

Thirty Years in Freestone Celebration

osmosis opening day 1985

Join us to celebrate 30 years in Freestone and hear and see the story of this special place!

Osmosis opened for business in Freestone on November 11, 1989. It has been a magical date for us in many ways!

Please join us for a guest appreciation celebration and Green Spa Mixer! Included in this festive evening will be good company, a wonderful spread of food provided by Goatlandia and wine compliments of Woodenhead Vineyards.

Be the first to receive the healing vibes of our NEW mini massage spot treatments, see the premiere of the 3 minute Osmosis 11/11 anniversary video and soak your feet in a healing Cedar Enzyme Footbath.

Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Crab Cakes with remoulade, dill and lemon
  • Butternut Squash Puree Crostini with cream cheese and sage
  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Moroccon Spiced Roasted Peppers on Crostini with pine nuts and pickled raisins
  • Deviled Potatoes
  • Tempeh Pate on Toast with smoked onion marmalade

Tickets are $25. All proceeds will be applied to provide massages to members of Veteran’s Path.

 

5 Tips for the Optimal Osmosis Summer Experience!

Couple at lunch in Osmosis garden
Summer. A time for being in nature. For fresh air. When our skin gets to feel the warm sun, lie in the cleansing sand. The season designated for relaxation. So what are the best ways to relax at Osmosis this summer? Luckily for us, our beautiful place along Salmon Creek in the scenic village of Freestone makes for a wonderful getaway. Our outdoor areas allow time in nature which is so vital to our physical, mental, and emotional restoration! Here are our top five ways to enjoy Osmosis during the season of abundance.

Pagoda massage osmosis day spa

Massage in the Pagodas. Take a stroll down the wooded paths to a private pagoda and enjoy the songs of nature as you treat your muscles, your skin, and your mind, to some healing kneading.

Hammocks. Need we say more? Sway in the soft breeze along Salmon Creek and rock yourself into a blissful summer dream while receiving a Metamusic sound therapy session.Field of Hammocks

Lunch in the forest. Taste the bounty of local Sonoma County farms while enjoying a fresh, local meal prepared by Fork Roadhouse. Get lost in the views from our eating areas tucked away among the trees.

Summer Skin Care. Let one of our expert estheticians rejuvenate you face, heal sun damage, and hydrate your skin–leaving you looking and feeling your best.

Meditation Gardens. Soak up some rays or relax in the shade. Let your mind come to stillness as you soak in the tranquility of Heart Mind Pond. Take a deep breath. This is what summer is all about.

Whatever you choose to do this summer, make sure you get out and enjoy this beautiful part of the country! These majestic natural landscapes make for wonderful getaways. The time in nature is so important to our physical, mental, and emotional restoration!

twilight in garden