Tahoe Forest Baths

Tahoe Forest Baths FAQ

The baths boost circulation and metabolism, reduce stress, beautify the skin, relieve aches and pains and elevate moods. See our Benefits page.
It’s your choice. You can wear a swimsuit, or our provided disposable undergarments.
Yes, the baths and changing areas are private.
The heat in the Cedar Enzyme Bath is generated biologically through the process of fermentation, which is naturally purifying. Since it maintains a high temperature, pathogenic bacteria do not exist. The Cedar Enzyme Bath cleans itself and breaks down toxins naturally. A coating of mate-rial that sticks to your body while you are in the bath absorbs perspiration. This coating is brushed off your body after you finish the bath outside the tub. The high temperatures, biochemistry of the fermentation process and the low pH of the wood fibers work together to create a hygienic environment. We change the cedar weekly to replenish the aromatics. A lining of charcoal at the bottom of the tub aids in cleanliness and heat retention.
The baths are biologically heated from the activity of thermostable enzymes. The thermal activity of aerobic digestion is energy intensive, reaching its high temperatures.
People with high blood pressure who have it controlled with medication and are accustomed to taking hot tubs or other heat therapies will be fine but should be aware of the nature of the treat-ment and of their own limitations.
The bath is not appropriate for chemotherapy patients. Consult your physician to find out when you will be able to receive a cedar bath once you complete your treatment. We require a minimum of 2 weeks past your final treatment.
Our guests do not report feeling confined but rather held in a warming cocoon. The fibers in the tub are very lightweight and it’s easy move your arms and legs at any time during the treatment, or get out of the tub by yourself. Since it is a dry method, the skin can breathe smoothly, promoting blood circulation and increasing metabolic function.
Yes, quite so. Our heat source is natural fermentation that does not use fossil fuels.
Single Japanese Cedar Detox: 150.00
Couples Japanese Cedar Detox: 130.00 per bather
Optional Oxygen Bar: 10.00 per person (15 minutes)
Please allow for an hour and fifteen minutes for your treatment.
The private spa room will be reserved for you and your party for an hour and half.
Please call for reservations if party is bigger than 2.
Max 4 bathers per appointment.