When I heard that Osmosis Day Spa in Freestone, California has been fermenting people for more than 25 years, I had to do some investigating. The gracious staff at Osmosis invited us to come experience it for ourselves! When we arrived, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who got us checked in and encouraged us to take a calming walk through their famous meditation garden while our bath attendant prepared for our treatment.

The walk through the garden was truly a spiritual experience, whether you believe in that stuff or not. The aromas, atmosphere, and silence make you feel as though you are truly somewhere else, far away from day to day worries. After a relaxing walk through the garden, we heading into the spa to meet our bath attendant in the tea room. She poured us some enzyme tea and explained the process of how the baths work.

tray of tea next to flowers at Osmosis spa in Freestone CA

Osmosis prepares a grounded blend of cedar, rice bran, and enzymes imported from Japan, along with antiseptic oils to help keep the blend sanitary from use to  use. (The mixture is changed out every week to two weeks depending on frequency of use.) The Cedar Enzyme Bath can only be experienced in two places in the world; in Japan and here at Osmosis Day Spa in Freestone, California. It is a traditional Japanese body treatment that is believed to stimulate your metabolism, exfoliate your skin, and heal aches and pains. It’s self-heating, much like a compost pile. The heat is generated biologically through the beginning stages of fermentation.

Emily Somple mediating by the pond at Osmosis day spa

I expected it to feel a lot like being buried in sand at the beach but the mixture was much softer and fluffier than I thought it would be. And HOT! Oh boy, are you going to sweat when you experience this! The most luxurious part of the whole bath is that every few minuets, your bath attendant will come in and wipe your dripping face with a freezing cold wash cloth, and help you sip your water. The bath made me feel beyond relaxed and rejuvenated.

Meditation dojo next to tranquil pond at Osmosis spa

Once your treatment is completed, you step out into a private garden and sort of brush yourself off with a soft bristle brush and then shower the rest off. We finished off the day in the sound therapy room where we relaxed on a cozy massage table and listened to calming music until we nearly fell asleep.

products at osmosis spa

Will I do it again? Absolutely. Learn more about Osmosis Day Spa and book an appointment today!

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