Wood chips don't have to be just for gardening and barbecuing; they can also be used for bathing. The cedar enzyme bath at the Osmosis Day Spa purports to soothe skin and speed up the metabolic system in a relaxing setting.
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The Advantages of a Cedar Bath Dr. Travis Stork: Did you ever think you can take a bath in wood chips? Well now you can and right now we have the cedar enzyme bath from the Osmosis Day Spa it is set up in our very own green room. Here to explain this unique bath is the creator Michael Stusser along with our guest Carolina who is soaking as we speak in the hot tub of cedar. So Michael tell us about the cedar bath. Michael Stusser: This bath is totally unique. The material that we have inside here is a mixture of the most fragrant cedar in the world, rice bran and this fabulous enzyme catalyst we import from Japan. The thing that makes it truly amazing is that it is heeding biologically. This is actually a fermenting medium generating its own heat. It is fabulous for your body because it mimics your body metabolism so, it boosts your metabolism, the warmth is wonderful, it is a great prelude to a massage, it helps your digestion, it is great for aches and pains and it cast your skin in an absolutely radiant glow. Dr. Travis Stork: So Carolina what it is like soaking in wood chips? Carolina: It reminds me of playing in the sand when I was a kid but it feels amazing. Dr. Travis Stork: And how do you keep the wood chips sanitary from one person to the next? Michael Stusser: This medium is comprised of this cedar that has phenol and camphor, so it has antiseptic oils in it, plus the biochemistry of the fermentation, the temperature combined to make it a very hygienic environment. Dr. Lisa Masterson: And it is soft, you do not get like splinters and places you wouldn’t want splinters. Dr. Travis Stork: Yeah. Michael Stusser: Yeah. If we will grind it in this very special equipment, we have a whole warehouse where we prepare this and mix it and we brew it actually for two days. This is like making bread, wine or cheese. There is a whole art to making this and the material is very carefully assembled so it is quite comfortable and fluffy. Dr. Travis Stork: Well Michael, you better make room for Lisa back there. I think she is going to be back there during commercial break. Dr. Jim Sears: I think we can all sit in it. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Hey, a group cedar bath. Michael Stusser: Our 25-year anniversary is this year so we are going to be celebrating all year so please do come up and join us. Dr. Travis Stork: Well thank you Michael, thank you Carolina.

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