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Give your body a spa break

  • Japanese Meditation Garden at Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone on Saturday, September 29, 2012. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat) Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
    Crista Jeremiason

The sheer decadence of the holidays has taken a toll on your body. It can no longer subsist on excess -#8212; peanut butter fudge, pecan pie and sugar cookies, not to mention the other devilish delicacies.

Your body is hungry for discipline, a regimen, but most of all for a rejuvenating spa treatment. The good news is Wine Country is well equipped to cure the suffering with a multitude of spas, many of which offer January discounts.

One of the most unique is Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in Freestone. It offers a 2?-hour treatment that begins by courting you with organic tea served in your private Japanese tea garden. Then you have the spa's "Signature Cedar Enzyme Bath," followed by a 75-minute Swedish-Esalen massage. The treatment is $219. (osmosis.com, 707-823-8231, 209 Bohemian Highway.)

MacArthur Place Hotel - Spa in Sonoma offers a "Garden Spa Special," a 50-minute treatment for a discounted $95. (The usual rate is $120.) The Sonoma Olive Oil Body Polish is a moisturizing body treatment that exfoliates your skin and leaves it hydrated. (macarthurplace.com, 707-933-3193, 29 E. MacArthur St.)

Healdsburg's Hotel Healdsburg offers a "Spa Day of Bliss." The package includes a 50-minute custom facial or combination massage, a manicure and a pedicure. The 150-minute treatment is $205. (hotelhealdsburg.com, 707-431-2800, 25 Matheson St.)

Indian Springs in Calistoga offers a "Deep Tissue" treatment that releases chronic tension by applying pressure across the grain of muscles and tendons. The pressure is applied to specific points along the meridians, the invisible channels of energy flow in the body, according to Eastern medicine. Blocked energy flow, it is believed, can cause pain and other discomfort. The 50-minute treatment is $125. (indianspringscalistoga.com, 707-942-4913, 1712 Lincoln Ave.)


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