Healing Arts in Sebastopol - Barbara Friedman Massage, Dhyana Center, Osmosis Enzyme Baths

Healing is in our nature in Sebastopol. From the healing powers of food, to herbs and complimentary medicine.

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Begin with a massage. Nothing is as grounding as a massage to relieve the stressors of daily life and get in tune with your body. There are numerous massage therapists in Sebastopol practicing from traditions as wide as Swedish to Thai, Breema to Shiatsu.

Sebastopol also has many day spas to choose from. There are several conveniently located within walking distance in town. And then others set out in the countryside a bit more, with a strong tie to nature. Unique among these is Osmosis Day Spa in nearby Freestone, featuring an authentic cedar enzyme bath and Japanese meditation gardens.

In need of a yoga class? Several yoga studios call Sebastopol home. Hot (Ashtanga) yoga, Iyengar, prenatal yoga, and classes for kids, moms and babies are available, many of them on a drop-in basis.

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If traditional fitness is more your style, there are several gyms in town. From circuit formats to weights and machines, Pilates studios and early morning boot camps, you can find a wide range of options. Many offer day use passes.

On the medicinal side, Sebastopol has many types of practitioners: Accupuncture, Ayurvedic, chiropractic, cranial-sacral, Feldenkrais and Reiki are just some of the modalities available. Plus we have herbalists, a compounding pharmacy and a medical cannabis dispensary.

Martial arts thrive in Sebastopol. You will find dojos and classes for Aikido, Capoeira, Jiu Jitsu, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, just to name a few.

Photo Courtesy of Dhyana Center Sebastopol
On the spiritual side, there are several retreat centers in Sebastopol and West County, with on-going classes and weekend workshops offered in town and out in the country. In addition, several groups host weekly group meditation gatherings during the day, weeknights and on the weekends.

Last but not least is our very own Ceres Project, the embodiment of community health and healing. This local non-profit teaches teens organic gardening and commercial culinary skills as they prepare foods that are delivered free to area residents coping with a serious illness. The mission of the Ceres Project is to energize communities by linking what we eat and how we care for each other with the health of people and the planet. What’s not to love?!?!