The Naked Soothe: Osmosis Japanese Enzyme Bath

Freestone, California
Imagine laying (naked) in a wooden tub and being covered up to your neck in a fragrant blend of heated, finely ground cedar, rice bran and plant enzymes imported from Japan. For over 20 years, that’s what visitors to Osmosis in the town of Freestone, California, have experienced, often returning annually for another treatment.

As the only day spa in the US offering this totally rejuvenating, extremely relaxing heat treatment from Japan, Osmosis is situated about 1 hour north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s near the quaint coastal town of Bodega Bay (where Hitchcock filmed “The Birds?) and nestled in the rolling hills of the heralded Sonoma County wine growing area. Nearby vintners, B&Bs, restaurants, golf courses and shopping are further reasons to try this venue.

Osmosis is open daily 9am to 8pm, offers bonzai gardens, organic herbal tea, a choice of three enzyme bath treatments, massages, facials, and online specials. For more information, visit

Kindly contributed by Gil Zeimer.

Posted by Gil Zeimer on April 19, 2005 in Travel

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