We have arrived into a new month and season, and the rejuvenating alchemy of the Cedar Enzyme Bath is the most unique therapeutic body treatment you didn’t know you needed – until now. Recommit yourself to continued wellness through the agency of holistic care. Found nowhere else on this continent, our Cedar Enzyme Bath is a Japanese bathing ritual where the body is immersed in a mixture of soft, fragrant ground cedar and rice bran, complete with living enzymes.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Beginning with a hot enzyme tonic beverage designed to work synergistically with the Enzyme Bath, enjoy an invigorating boost to your metabolism and a dynamic body therapy experience. This full-body cedar compress stimulates the brain’s limbic system, cleanses and tones muscular tissues, and improves the central nervous system. Bathers conclude this treatment feeling significantly rejuvenated and deeply relaxed. Soothe your body, detoxify, and relieve body pain and fatigue. The Cedar Enzyme Bath is recommended for people seeking a powerful energetic shift; release from anxiety and stress; physical comfort from soreness and tension; and overall revitalization in mind, body, and spirit.
WHEN CAN I RESERVE MY ENZYME BATH?
Cool, wet weather make this an especially good time of year to cozy up in the Cedar Enzyme Bath. Currently reservations during the week are possible on shorter notice. Consider a mid-week refresh by jumping into a warm and wonderful enzyme tub at Osmosis. Weekend appointments are more limited.
GIFT A TREATMENT FOR YOURSELF OR OTHERS
Experience the ultimate benefits of this treatment by gifting yourself a future visit or sending a digital gift card to a special someone. Deepen and intensify your wellness for the newly-arrived season and beyond.
Activate your inner wellspring and natural calm during a half-day retreat designed to nourish body, senses, and heart. Whether you long to experience meditative quiet in nature or be transformed by healing movement and expert touch; or perhaps to be inspired by meaningful togetherness; the retreat combines these elements among the forested paths, serene pavilions, and artful gardens of the Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary.
Body Tuning: A myofascial release movement practice to help let go of tension and stress and come home to your body. Learn techniques to align your posture in a way that promotes feeling relaxed and energized throughout the day.
Forest Bathing: A quiet walk among the ancient trees and year-round creek of Osmosis Sanctuary to open the senses to sounds, scents, textures and aliveness of the natural environment and its inhabitants. Experiencing mindful sensory contact with the world of nature has a restorative effect, especially on mood and mental health and can awaken a new appreciation for the ‘simple things’ in life.
Tea Ceremony and Story Circle: An opportunity to listen and be listened to as we reflect together on the experiences of the morning. Snacks provided.
Spa Treatment: Enjoy the gifted touch of an experienced massage practitioner in a private pavilion surrounded by forest. Upon registration, you can choose between a full-body swedish massage or a facial. A limited number of the Osmosis Spa’s signature enzyme baths are also available. **
COVID Safety: All of the activities will take place outdoors. The massages are in private, open-air pavilions. The cedar enzyme bath and facials are indoors. We will comply with local mask mandates while gathering and maintain physical distance. If you feel any symptoms of respiratory illness, fever or loss of smell, even if vaccinated, please stay home and we will refund your tuition.
* Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase Urban Remedy protein beverages or snacks at the Osmosis deli after the retreat. Water, tea, and snacks are provided.
To bring: Your lovely self. A yoga mat for the morning movement practice (we will have extra mats). A water bottle.
To wear: Layers, layers, layers! The day might begin cool and gradually warm up by as much as 20 degrees.
We will provide: Water, tea, and snacks.
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is located in scenic Sonoma County. Osmosis is well known for our unique Cedar Enzyme Bath, our rejuvenating massages, organic facials, and our beautiful Zen-inspired meditation gardens. Since day one, our expert staff has offered a holistic experience of nurturing, nourishing, and centering. We envision Osmosis as a sanctuary: a place to find relief from the emotional stress and physical pain of everyday life, and a place to prepare yourself for new beginnings.
Pamela Wirth is a Forest and Nature Therapy Coach and creator of ONEinNATURE podcast. She delights in bringing people and nature together to promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing for all. www.powerofnaturecoaching.com
Wendy Figone is a Myofascial Release Therapist and Yoga Therapist who integrates the potency of nature and self-compassion into her healing practice. www.wendyfigone.com
Date: Wednesday, September 15
Time: 8:45am – 1:30pm (Please arrive early as we will begin on time)
Location: Osmosis Day Spa and Sanctuary
Address: 209 Bohemian HWY, Freestone, CA
By RSVP only. The retreat is open to 9 participants.
Join us in the Osmosis meditation garden for an unforgettable summer evening with fine wine, music, inspired poetry, and an artisan dinner.
Masks are required at this outdoor event to maximize safety.
The evening will begin with a premiere wine and hors d’oeuvre reception followed by a gourmet dinner created by food artist Isa.
The evening will be highlighted by Rumi’s Caravan, a Sonoma County tradition that invites guests to be lulled and inspired by ecstatic verse — some ancient, some contemporary – learned by heart, spoken with passion, and accompanied with improvisational music. Poet Kay Crista says, “What we want to do is welcome people to this oasis, it’s a place to slip out of the weariness of everyday living and just be nourished by the reminder of the deeper aspects of what is to be human and alive. We want to rekindle the wildness of the heart in a world culture where nature has been beaten into submission.”
And to top it all off, the evening will benefit The Climate Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, align, and mobilize action in response to the climate crisis. Working with business, government, youth, and the broader community to advance practical, science-based solutions for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, The Climate Center makes it easier for people to address climate change and ensure that future generations can continue to live, work, play, and thrive on this extraordinary planet. They provided the impetus for Sonoma Clean Power which has grown to provide Community Choice Energy to over 5 million people in California, reduced greenhouse gas in Sonoma County by 11%, and save $62 million in local consumer electricity rates. All proceeds to benefit The Center For Climate Protection.
Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson, and Doug von Koss accompanied by guest poet Rebecca Evert. Accompanying musicians will be announced soon. Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.
5 – 6 pm – Wine and hors d’oeuvre on the front lawn
This full-day spa vitality retreat will delve into practical holistic approaches to self-care for stress management.
It is no secret that stress is abundant in our modern-day culture. While the human body is capable of adapting to and performing under stressful conditions, the truth is that chronic stress takes its toll on our health and wellbeing.
You will walk away with skills in releasing tension from the body, calming the nervous system and transforming your response to stress while enhancing your well being.
Meditation Practices for Centering
Techniques in Chinese Self-Massage for Clearing and Calming Tension
Application of Essential Oils to Relax the Nervous System
Self-Acupressure Points to Restore Balance
Adaptogenic Herbs to help the Bodymind Recover from Stress
Ready to De-Stress? Please Join Us!
This All Day Vitality Boosting Retreat includes a 75-min. Massage, Cedar Enzyme Footbath, Organic Lunch & Informative Self Care Presentation!
Raizelah 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.
Do you really need a reason to start scheduling your next girls’ getaway? If you don’t and are already keen on finding any opportunity to book time with your gal pals, then that’s phenomenal. But if you really do need some good inspiration on why Osmosis is your next destination for your pending girls’ getaway, then you’ve arrived.
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is located in the historic town of Freestone, nestled between river and coast, redwoods and vineyards, at the Gateway to Sonoma Wine Country. Just an hour’s drive from San Francisco, hub of gorgeous bay views, top-rated cuisine, and a booming tech economy.
We certainly cannot think of a better girls’ vacation than here!
Whether a Bay Area native or traveling into town from a further destination, we’ve got a lineup for you and your girls that will leave nothing to be desired.
Ready to unwind and spa in a Zen setting that will leave both your spirit and skin nourished and renewed? Check. Looking to experience nature in its full glory? Check. Craving to wine and dine in legendary destinations for innovative eats? Then, look no further. We’ve got the full roundup for your girls’ getaway right here.
At the heart of travel is the journey of the destination, which is where we’ll start. No matter where you’re coming from, near or far, once you arrive in the area, you’ll spot the not-to-be-missed coastline features, breathtaking views, and ventures. Delight in a truly charismatic region and rare gem-of-a-community with stunning beaches, cliff-side hiking, lush forests, and trails meant for biking and exploring.
Entrust your getaway to the Sonoma Coast via Bodega Bay or take the 10-mile, scenic roadway along Bohemian Highway, where you will find a trio of townships—Freestone, Occidental, and Monte Rio—with small-town charm that cannot be found anywhere else. Or if coming from out of town, Sonoma County (STS) Airport, in Santa Rosa, CA, will land you in the middle of pastoral tranquility. Freestone is home to Osmosis and is particularly special because it is Sonoma County’s first historic district. In this small, yet formidable community, you will find Osmosis, the highlight of your girls’ getaway.
With deep reverence for sharing and providing sacred Japanese healing rituals, Osmosis is one-of-a-kind in offering our signature spa treatment, the Cedar Enzyme Bath, and remains the one and only day spa in the US to offer this authentic, therapeutic service.
Both warm and fragrant, this particular treatment boasts a myriad of health benefits including a more balanced central nervous system, joint and muscle pain relief, and skin exfoliation. This is truly a must-do when you’re here. Cozy up for an informal tea ceremony before your session and meditation in the gardens following your 75-minute facial or massage. Then, visit our gift shop for organic skincare products and other totally unique treasures found in the boutique.
From spa onward, get ready to celebrate and support artisan food culture in what is being called the New Province among Sonoma County’s distinct and beloved small towns. Then, you and your girls can extend your relaxation from a day of therapeutic spa treatments into the night by experiencing local restaurants and wineries. You’ll immediately become a regular to some of the most innovative and diverse wining and dining scenes that California is well-known for.
This getaway is one we certainly believe you and crew will be satisfied with. It will allow you to unplug and immerse yourself into an area that is so connected to life and nature’s elements, which will beautifully surround you and your favorite girls. And, not to mention, superb Insta-worthy photos to swoon over again and again. Unapologetically cue the skyline photos, spa session, and foodie snaps for others to see and experience, too. Then, be prepared to gab about a getaway to remember for years to come.
Despite whether you end or begin your girls’ getaway with Osmosis, it’s the perfect kickstart to deeply enrich the moment for everyone involved. Experience the tremendously satisfying peace and tranquility that going inward, while being together with friends, can bring; it’s a collective moment to mindfully relish and cherish. And, hopefully, a moment you and your chosen gal pals, will agree to continue and make a tradition of.
Osmosis is here to provide a healing environment in resonance with nature that promotes clarity and connection. So, come ready for an experience of ultimate relaxation and renewal—both equal parts unforgettable and enchanting.