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History of Cedar Enzyme Baths

The origins of healing Cedar Enzyme Baths can be traced back 90 years. They were first introduced in the 1940s in Hakkaido, Japan. The therapeutic treatment grew out of Japanese traditions using fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, seaweed and cedar to promote healing.

Cedar Enzyme Baths gained international attention in 1972 when they were offered to athletes at the 11th Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo, Japan. Otaka Enzyme Co., Ltd. contributed to the health management of athletes from various countries by providing the Enzyme Bath Aeon House.

Olympic Facility

With the help of Mr. Ichiro Hatta, the father of the wrestling world and a member of the House of Councilors at the time, a fermented Cedar Enzyme Bath facility was built at the Makomanai venue at a cost of about 50 million yen. The baths were touted as aid for athletes to recover quickly from exertion and stress.
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182 Medals Later

The Japanese Enzyme Hot Bath Aeon House saw a big response at the Winter Olympic Games. A total of 2,300 athletes and officials from various countries took baths, including 182 medal winners. Aeon House's achievements will forever be recorded in Olympic history.
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From Japan to Lake Tahoe

Cedar Enzyme Baths are a popular therapy in Japan. Over the past half century, many spas in Japan have adopted this healing treatment, often in clinical environments that promote its therapeutic benefits. There are only two Cedar Enzyme Baths in United States: Osmosis Day Spa in Freestone, California, and now Tahoe Forest Baths in our South Lake Tahoe spa.

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Take the next step in your wellness journey. Come recover and rejuvenate yourself with an authentic Japanese cedar enzyme baths, just like the 1972 Sapporo Olympic game athletes.

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