Spas in the News
Day Spa-Osmosis Celbrates 25th Anniversary With Over 200,00 Cedar Enzyme Baths
Freestone, CA - 4/20/10 - Osmosis
Day Spa Sanctuary, only U.S. spa to offer cedar enzyme bath treatments, marks
25 years in business with more than 200,000 of the unique healing bath treatments
delivered in a Japanese setting. Starting from a humble backyard facility made
from a recycled chicken coop, Osmosis, a day spa in Sonoma County California,
has delivered more than 200,000 of its signature cedar enzyme bath treatments
over the past 25 years. Spa founder Michael Stusser introduced the unique and
acclaimed cedar enzyme bath treatments to the U.S. after discovering them in Japan.
Since its inception in 1985, Osmosis has grown to become an
internationally known retreat sought out by visitors from around the globe as
well as enjoyed by those living in Sonoma County. Locally, the spa is a regional
landmark and has been awarded Best Day Spa in Sonoma County for twelve years by
the community in the North Bay Bohemian.
the power of a community of like-minded individuals...
spa's enzyme baths are not Osmosis' only unique attraction. The grounds feature
authentic Japanese-style meditation gardens and walkways, complete with ornamental,
sculpted shrubs, classic rock arrangements and serene reflection ponds. The garden
was recently identified as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the US,
ranked above the prestigious Brooklyn Botanical gardens by Sukiya Living, a magazine
for Japanese garden aficionados.
In addition to the spa's emphasis
on health and wellness, Stusser and his team have always placed a high priority
on reducing the spa's impact on its environment. In 2006 Osmosis undertook a major
effort to advance the green agenda with an eco-renovation that continues to this
day. Last year the team constructed a wetlands area that recycles 100% of all
gray water generated for use in landscaping. The area also doubles as a safe haven
for local wildlife. Meanwhile, thermal solar collectors installed in December
now generate 80% of hot water used at the spa.
also been instrumental in founding the Green Spa Network (GSN). A national membership
organization of spa professionals, GSN is dedicated to advancing sustainability
in all aspects of their business operations. Now with over 100 members, GSN conducts
regular conferences to discuss ideas and innovations. In November, the network
hosted a highly successful conference at Mexico's historic Rancho La Puerta.
is a major employer in the Sebastopol area, with a staff of nearly 100 people
who have built a strong sense of community. Recognizing its place in Sonoma County,
Osmosis has made more than a thousand donations of gifts and services to local
schools and non-profits.
"Osmosis represents the power
of a community of like-minded individuals," said Stusser about his staff.
"These are people who actively build on their ideals, and they've helped
shape the company into much more than just a spa."
will celebrate its 25th anniversary with special events and new offerings all
year long. Each month features a new theme in wellness, community and health.
The recently launched Locals Nights, highlighted in the spa specials and packages
in Sonoma County section of the website continues each month, offering convivial
evenings with specially priced mini spa treatments, enzyme foot baths and informational
Local residents enjoy the opportunity to wander
the grounds, speak first hand with spa practitioners and meet with neighbors.
Daytime television's fastest-growing talk show The Doctor's
featured the Cedar Enzyme Bath as one of the Top Ten Health Trends in 2010. You
can watch Osmosis on the Doctors on the Osmosis website which explains some of
the science behind the treatments and why they have attracted such a following
among Osmosis spa-goers.