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From our humble location in Freestone, CA, we’re pleased to have received international attention for the unique experience and approach we offer.  Enjoy some of the highlights below.


“Osmosis Spa garden steeped in peace,”

— San Francisco Chronicle (June 25, 2013)


“In the tiny hamlet of Freestone in Sonoma County, a quiet dance goes on in the Zen-inspired serenity of the gardens surrounding Osmosis Spa. The dance is between a master pruner in the Japanese tradition, and the shrub or tree about to receive his attention.”

— Anonymous


“Osmosis Garden fuses traditional Japanese structure, casual California lifestyle,”

— San Francisco Chronicle (July 6, 2005)


“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.”

— Anonymous


“You Call It Sawdust – I Call It Bliss,”

— Fitness Magazine (October 1, 1998)


“Despite the Wild West exterior, inside Osmosis is pure Japan, philosophically and decoratively. Sliding shoji screens give way to a spartan private tearoom with a breathtaking view of a perfect little Japanese garden.”

— Beautiful Spas & Hot Springs of California (book)


“One meaning of osmosis is ‘a gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption’… Osmosis offers a treatment with a difference, and many continue to feel the tranquillity they experience there long after they close its doors behind them.”

— Anonymous


“Tranquility Through Osmosis,”

— The Press Democrat (October 19th, 2002)


“In these hyperactive, hyperstressed times, it’s good to know there’s a place of perfect peace and calm where the tensions of life evaporate like the morning fog.”

— Eye on the Bay: Russian River