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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

 

Rumi’s Caravan – Benefit Concert for Center for Climate Protection

A Benefit for The Center for Climate Protection

Join us for an evening of live poetry and music performed in the ecstatic tradition, celebrating the art of Rumi, Hafiz, and other mystic poets in our enchanting Japanese Meditation Garden.

Rumi’s Caravan is an all-volunteer ensemble, and 100 percent of net proceeds will be donated to The Center for Climate Protection. For over fifteen years Rumi’s Caravan has been part of a growing international renaissance of interest in poetry learned and shared by heart. In this small way they hope to contribute to the restoration of the wholeness of the world.

Caravan poets include Kay Crista, Larry Robinson and Doug von Koss accompanied by Violinist Cynthia Albers, flutist Lars Johannesson and percussionist Tobias Roberson ( see their following bios.) Together they will celebrate the world’s cultural and spiritual traditions with the sublime power of performance poetry.

Wine and Cheese reception – Wine donated by Sonoma Coast VineyardsSonoma Coast Vineyards

Performance by Rumi’s Caravan

Musician Bios:

Cynthia Albers violinistCynthia Albers (violin, viola) has performed as a violinist and violist across the USA, Europe and China. Inspired by a wealth of outstanding teachers and musical partnerships, her work has ranged from recording at Skywalker Ranch with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to performing Mozart Quartets on the Great Wall of China. A decade of summers were dedicated to playing music, from folk to classical, on the beaches of the Rogue and Klamath rivers, for white water rafting adventures. Locally, Ms. Albers is known for developing the strings program at the Sebastopol independent Charter School, and is a former director of the Summerfild Waldorf High School orchestra.

Lars Johannesson flutistLars Johannesson was born in a Swedish family and has lived in Liberia, Sweden, Holland and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lars studied modern and Baroque flute at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Holland. He teaches and performs with numerous local and Bay Area ensembles and orchestras, and loves playing Irish and Swedish folk music as a diversion from the ‘classical’ repertoire.

 

tobias roberson percussionist

Tobias Roberson is known for his innovative style and improvisational ability on the Middle Eastern Doumbek and Flamenco Cajon.  Performing and teaching for 15 years, he has collaboratedwith many artists including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, eastern European vocal Kitka, body percussionist Keith Terry and top belly dance stars including Rachel Brice & The Indigo and Fat Chance Belly Dance.  He is a featured artist on more than 20 CDs and DVDs spanning many genres. Tobias’ love of music has taken him to many corners of the earth including Egypt, Turkey, Greece and 4 1/2 years in Mysore, India. There, he studied classical Carnatic music on violin, veena and voice with local musicians and yogic lifestyle, philosophy and Sanskrit under Dr. K.L.S. Shankaranarayana Jois.

MaMuse Summer Benefit Concert

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Rekindling Heart Through Song

With deep roots in the folk and gospel traditions, and their hearts in the present, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music for the next seven generations to thrive on. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. 

Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, these two powerful women embody a love for all of life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness.

With nine delicious years of co-creation and four full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of ALL BEINGS.

Join us in the Osmosis Meditation Garden for an unforgettable, heart warming performance. All proceeds will benefit the Ceres Community Project.

Tickets are all-inclusive with dinner from Ceres Community Project, Wine, and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths.

6 pm – Dinner catered by Ceres Community Project

           Wine donated by Wind Gap Wines

7 pm – Performance by MaMuse

8 pm – Dessert and Cedar Enzyme Footbaths

3 Reasons Why Osmosis Rocks for a Girls Getaway!

We believe that bringing people together is one of the best paths toward transformation and opening your heart. No matter how old you are or where you are in yFootbath_girls_getawayour life, taking a day with friends at a spa can bring pure magic. Imagine gathering up your best girlfriends for a getaway to a legendary place of total rejuvenation and divine connection. Read on to see 3 great reasons why.

Cedar Enzyme Footbath – Where else can you enjoy a convivial Cedar Enzyme Foot Bath seated together while sipping Osmosis Signature Blend Tea? Our warm and fragrant treatment offers myriad health benefits, from improving circulation to relieving joint and muscle pain – it’s a perfect environment to melt away the stress. Afterwards your feet will feel like you are walking on air.

Stunning and Unique Venue – Embraced by the coastal hills of Sonoma County, Osmosis’ Japanese-inspired environment naturally brings clarity and connection. Our secluded five acres of creekside property is extensively landscaped with five distinct Zen garden areas. We consider communion with nature to be a key component of healing and our Zen Gardens are the perfect place to strengthen the ties that bind a valued friendship together. Just driving to the stunningly beautiful village of Freestone is great therapy all by itself!

Hammock_girl_getawayEnhanced Experiences (only offered to groups) – The Osmosis experience is a total mind and body cleanse. We encourage our groups to enhance their experience with unique offerings such as our Healing with Chocolate Treatment, Custom Cheese and Wine Tasting, Acupressure Aromatherapy Educational Experience, Guided Meditation or Hammock Sound Therapy in our Field of Hammocks. 

We know that the most important part of a trip with the girls is spending time together—choosing an environment that brings you closer will generate memories that can last a lifetime. So round up your best girlfriends, book your group experience and relish the girlfriend getaway of your dreams!

What Truly Matters Spa Meditation Retreat

Spa Meditation Retreat

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, ourselves and with Spirit.

Using the Circle of Life, you will discover:

  • What choices and behaviors are having a draining or negative impact on your emotional, physical and spiritual health
  • What actions and attitudes will support you in attaining your health and life goals
  • 1-2 Inspired Action Steps to anchor the day’s breakthroughs

In addition, your will receive:

  • Personalized channeled guidance
  • A heart-centered grounding and centering meditation
  • An energetic clearing and alignment
  • 75-minute Massage or Facial
  • Organic box lunch

Space is limited, reserve early!

All-inclusive: morning session,  organic lunch and spa treatment: $199.00         

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