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Top 5 Benefits of the Cedar Enzyme Bath at Osmosis Day Spa

Osmosis Cedar Enzyme Bath

Over 30 years serving West Sonoma County, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary’s Cedar Enzyme Bath continues to remain a favorite among many. Do you ever wonder why people continue to come back, again and again, to get buried up to their neck in cedar and rice bran? Osmosis guests have reported experiencing a wide range of wellness and health benefits over the years. The following are the top five most celebrated.

Reduced Tension and Stress

For centuries, heat has been used as a simple and effective way to manage tension and stress. Upon entering the bath you will quickly feel the warmth that is generated by biological fermentation, mimicking your body’s’ own natural metabolic processes. You may perspire, as you feel this extraordinary heat radiate through your body helping your muscle fibers to loosen and relax while reducing muscle tension and pain.

Breaks Down Lactic Acid in Sore Muscles

Overworked muscles and a buildup of lactic acid are what causes the pain associated with exercising. Heat helps your muscles to relax and encourages blood flow to the area which can reduce pain. Increasing blood flow to sore muscles helps in eliminating lactic acid waste buildup which contributes to pain.

Beautifies the Skin

Cedar Enzyme Bath

Rice bran, a key ingredient in the Cedar Enzyme Bath, is high in enzymes and has a wonderful deep-moisturizing capability. This is due in part to its combination of vitamin E and fatty acids. Vitamin E improves the functioning of the endocrine system by balancing the release of hormones in the body. Beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A, is also found in rice bran in significant amounts, which promotes the health and vitality of your skin. Rice bran also adds revitalizing nutrients to your body’s largest and most sensitive organ.

Detoxification and Improved Digestion

The tea and bath work together to metabolize waste, cleanse organs and facilitate absorption of nutrients. Enzymes are the catalytic force in all change in the living tissue. They are mostly known to help digestion, but they also conduct a whole symphony of functions from the exchange of oxygen from the lining of the lungs into the bloodstream and the whole movement of energy through your nervous system.

Improved Circulation

Heat causes the blood vessels to dilate, which increases blood flow and removes toxins from cells. Increased blood flow brings oxygen and nutrients to the area. The bath dilates the cardiovascular system and increases blood flow to even the smallest capillaries.

If you have not experienced the Cedar Enzyme Bath for yourself, it is time to book a visit now! You can improve your health as well as your skin while reducing overall stress. Doesn’t get much better than that. This unique experience is also a great way to prepare your body for a relaxing massage. Osmosis Day Spa offers numerous packages to take advantage of the full experience! Convenient online booking can be found at the following link www.osmosis.com

 

Winter Solstice Sound Healing Ceremony

sound healers

Our place here on Salmon Creek is home to many animals and plants. We humans are just day visitors. Morning fog and mist hangs long in this cool bottomland. On cold winter nights the water vapors often crystalize into frost and ice. The chill has a special quality of stillness, which brings us closer to the quiet energies of this valley village, known as Freestone.

A special team of healers and musicians are gathering to hold sacred space on the Winter Solstice to acknowledge this place in our water shed, in cycle of time and the trajectory of our lives. By means of harmonics, energy and love we will call out to our ancestors, plant and animal beings to join in a circle of prayer and alchemy to bring forth the full power of this critical moment when darkness subsides and the light begins to return. With sound from gongs and other instruments each person will be enabled to connect to their inner spirit and the surrounding abundance of nature. Afterwards, a limited number of people will have an opportunity to have a deeper healing experience with sound therapy in an Enzyme Footbath.

This Winter Solstice Sound Healing Ceremony is a free event. Please RSVP here. The Cedar Enzyme Footbath with Sound Therapy immediately following this event is currently sold out.

Sunrise Autumn Equinox Ceremony

autumn in freestone at osmosis day spa sanctuary

You are invited to join us in our annual Autumn Equinox Ceremony. As our golden sun rises into this time of equal day and equal night, we invoke equanimity and balance into our lives. In the spirit of this time of harvest, we will acknowledge and honor the fruits of what we have sewn thus far in the year. Through the opening of our receiving and giving channels, we will exchange our gifts with one another. We will then welcome the coming of darker days with the warmth of these gifts. In this ritual, we create a gentle burning lantern in our hearts to keep us warm as the wheel of the year shifts to shorter days and longer nights. We look forward to seeing you in ceremony and celebration of Autumn in the tranquil gardens.

Rosemary Lloyd FreemanRosemary Lloyd Freeman has been practicing and facilitating nature based rituals since 2002.  She also facilitates rites of passage ceremonies and leads guided visualizations.  Rosemary is a practicing psychologist, visual artist, and author. Rosemary has her Masters Degree in Depth Psychology. For more information visit http://www.starseedhealingandarts.com/


This event is Free – Reservation required. 

Spa Meditation Retreat: What Truly Matters

Step out of your daily life into a guided exploration of the difference between success and fulfillment. It can be enlightening to understand that success often comes at a price that many of us are no longer willing to pay, especially when we realize that we are sacrificing what truly matters: relationships with family, friends, and ourselves. Led by Karen Halseth and Amee Lyndon-Adams, spiritual teachers with extensive experience in corporate management.

Activities will include:

Personalized channeled guidance

A heart-centered grounding and centering meditation

Circle of Life exercise

Anchor the day’s breakthroughs by choosing one or two Inspired Action Steps

75-minute Massage or Facial

Gourmet lunch

Space is limited, reserve early.

All-inclusive: $179.00. Lunch and meditation only: $40.00.

Karen Halseth and Aimée Lyndon-Adams have both walked this path. Both have extensive backgrounds in corporate management and now work with successful professionals who want to balance their material success with emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Karen and Aimée are now teachers, authors, spiritual energy healers and channeled readers. www.whattrulymatters.com

Sunrise Autumnal Equinox Ceremony

Honoring the sacred earth, gathering with healing intent, and fostering community alchemy forms the basis of the mission and original vision of Osmosis.
Join us on the Autumn Equinox at 7am in the Temple Gardens at Osmosis as we rekindle the spirit upon which we have built, and continue to empower, our unique culture and community.
 We will gather with an intention to honor earth, heaven, body, breath and creation- in celebration of the Autumn and the invitation to embrace the bountiful harvest, along with the coming winter and the spiral inward which naturally lies ahead. We will each journey into the inner landscapes to more powerfully cycle with the seasonal shifts and changes that the wheel of life brings us. Elizabeth and friends will weave a sacred journey using  healing sound, prayer, nature contemplation, toning and chanting, soulful connecting in a deeply held container of loving presence and earth wisdom.
What are you harvesting in your heart and inner life? What bounty are you feasting on and can you be truly grateful for even the challenges ?

This event is Free – Reservation required. Tea and snacks to follow.