Osmosis Honored by the Sonoma BEA

BEA_Award_EfrenSustainability in business is a timely theme anywhere, but is especially a matter of great discussion here in Sonoma county. The Sonoma BEAwas started in 1997 in collaboration with the Economic Development Board by business, environmental and government leaders to promote responsible environmental practices that cut costs for business.

The BEA’s mission is to connect businesses both with each other and with the resources they need to implement affordable, green measures. They focus on no-to-low cost practices to help strengthen local businesses in the current challenging economic climate.

The Benefits of Dry Brushing

dry brush bigx 2 - CopyThis wonderful health treatment is included in our Bath as Medicine Package

 Interesting Facts:

  • The skin is known also as our third kidney
  • The skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body
  • The skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency
  • The skin is the largest most important elimination organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day
  • The skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands

Learn How Massage Promotes Health

Abby_Bardwritten by Abby Bard, Massage Therapist

When my son (now in his thirties) was born, I was given a book titled Loving Hands: The Traditional Art of Baby Massage by Frederick Leboyer. In those early months of new motherhood I would set aside time to massage my baby son with pure coconut oil following his bath. He loved it. He returned the favor when he was still small — by crawling, and then walking on my back when I would lie on the floor. He thought it was very entertaining, and I loved it. These were special bonding times for both of us, helping us to just relax and have fun together. I continued to massage him as he grew older, especially his head and feet, assisting him to disconnect from the stresses of daily life and ease into a relaxed state.

Osmosis Garden fuses traditional Japanese structure, casual California lifestyle

San Francisco Chronicle

I am lying on a bed of chamomile, deeply inhaling its gentle fragrance as I listen to a waterfall flowing behind me. I don’t want to leave here but am too energized to stay, so I rise and follow a stone path around a heart-shaped koi pond and across the small waterfall.

There, I take one last look at the guardian stones — boulders, practically — and wish them well.

“Every Japanese temple garden has these three stones, kind of a trinity of spirits to watch over the well-being of the garden,” Osmosis founder Michael Stusser had told me during a tour of his haven that morning. “They’re usually quite small and subtle. It’s a break with tradition to have guardian stones so large.”

Spa is your ‘om’ away from home

Sacramento Bee

FREESTONE, Sonoma County – Everything I’d read and heard about Osmosis – and it was all good – included a breathless claim: “It’s the only place in America with a Japanese enzyme bath!”

So my first question for Michael Stusser, who created this “om” of an oasis in the postage-stamp town of Freestone 20 years ago, was, “Why is it the only one?”

His answer was long, but it boiled down to this: high maintenance.

“Anybody can throw a few drops of scented oil in a tub and call it a spa treatment,” he said. “But making an enzyme bath is like making wine and cheese; each batch has to be closely overseen, and each is different.”

We are completely open and experiencing a welcomed demand for our services. The next weekend availability is currently May 1st.  You may call for appointments or book online. https://www.osmosis.com/reservation/ 707-823-8231 We have extensive measures in place for Covid safety including 2 air purifying systems. https://www.osmosis.com/osmosis-covid-safety-program/