To say there is nothing like Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary is not far from the truth. It is the only cedar enzyme bath in the United States. An experience like no other, there are hardly words to describe the sublime nature of this Japanese therapy. This coupled with the beautiful gardens and atmosphere of the sanctuary, well, you must see it to understand just how special it is. From the moment you enter, you should feel all stress begin to fall away.

Once you have donned your cotton kimono, your personal attendant tends to your every need. Gaze out on the bonsai garden as you relax and enjoy your enzyme tea. Once enveloped in the enzyme bath you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t done this sooner, and asking yourself, “How soon can I do this again?”

Following the bath, continue to unwind with a massage or simply partake of the meta-sync music, eye pillow, and a 30-minute nap.

I am fortunate to have enjoyed Osmosis more than once over the years. The addition of the Japanese Meditation Garden….could it get any better? Yes, and it did with the addition of the Field of Hammocks

Osmosis is a treat. Enjoy it alone. With friends. With a lover. Some would say the experience is pricey; that’s misleading. It’s not inexpensive, but it’s worth the cost and certainly much less expensive than other spas I have visited. The experience and ambiance are over the top.

If you’re lucky enough to indulge Friday through Monday, be sure to visit Wild Flour Bread across the road. This bakery is to bread what Osmosis is to the “ahhh” in spa.

Take your time. Enjoy the drive to this darling hamlet in west Sonoma County. You’ll want to find a place to stay nearby and let all that wonderfulness take over. Unwind. Let go. And let Osmosis.

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Barbara Steinberg

Barbara Steinberg

Barbara Steinberg is a freelance travel writer and omni-local. Recognized as a California travel authority, she’s been exploring and writing about the Golden State for more than 30 years. She is everywhere you want to be in California – off road and on, urban and rural, 5-star resorts and hidden hot springs, gourmet or dive, but never happier than when she's exploring back roads. Barbara has been a member of California Watchable Wildlife for more than 25 years and serves as their Outreach Coordinator representing the organization at wildlife and nature festivals throughout the state. She graduated cum laude from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Communications Studies. She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California and California Roundtable on Recreation Parks & Tourism and Subaru Ambassador.


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