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Relax with a Sawdust SoakCalifornia, USA

What could be more relaxing than soaking in a deep bath of sawdust. Wait, what? That’s right, no bulldust here – sawdust is the new bathing buzzword of modern alternative therapies. Immersing yourself in cedar enzymes is an ancient Japanese tradition that boasts a bundle of health benefits.

Although taking a bath in fine wood chips sounds like a prickly splinter-fest, when heated, the enzymes from the cypress and cedar trees ferment, creating healing, detoxification properties. Cedar baths are renowned for reducing muscle tension and even boosting the digestive system. Get that chip off your shoulder and give it a go.


get there

From San Francisco central, there is a bus service to Santa Rosa and another bus to Freemason. The best option is to drive and enjoy the scenery of the coast on the way.

  • Spa treatments- facial and massage
  • Zen garden
  • Overnight packages at near-by venues available
  • Food and tea available

A cedar bath will set you back US$109. There are also a number of other spa treatments and packages available ranging from US$90 to US$400 for a single person.

The wood chips have a heady scent but some aromatherapy should get your nose back in good spirits.

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Enzyme treatments can irritate sensitive skin. Check with a healthcare professional first if in doubt.

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