The Sonoma County Cleanse: A Perfect Way to Start the New Year

Detoxing is not exactly synonymous with Wine Country. In fact, most people think the opposite – great food and wine … indulgence all the way. But in fact, Sonoma County is a wellness destination with plenty on offer. So, heading to Sonoma Wine Country actually makes perfect sense if you are looking to give not just your mind, but also your body a vacation.  

Where to Eat and Drink 

Juice House Co, Petaluma 

The Juice House serves fresh, raw, 100% organic cold-pressed juice, Kombucha, nut mylks and cold brew coffee. Juice House works with local organic suppliers and emphasizes sustainability, making this a truly clean experience.  

Try one of the 1-3-day cleanses offered: 

The Wine Detox Cleanse: Very appropriate for the area, the Wine Detox Cleanse consists of cold-pressed juices, an elixir, coffee and nut mylks designed for the “Weekend Wine Taster.” This juice cleanse is packed with vitamin-rich, protein-filled ingredients, deep earthy greens and root veggies, and detoxifying herbs and supplements. In addition to flushing out toxins, the chlorophyll and enzyme-rich juices will fuel your body with nature’s best organic fruits and vegetables. 

The Bride & Groom Cleanse: The Juice House also offers a Bride & Groom Cleanse, which consists of cold-pressed juices, an elixir, nut mylks and coffee designed for the wedding party to feel in tip-top shape for the big day: Lots of clean green energy, nutrients and a little caffeine to prepare you for the festivities.  

Juice on the Square, Santa Rosa  

The Juicery
Juice on the Square

For the truly personalized juice cleanse, try Juice on the Square, which makes fresh cold-pressed juices, elixirs and smoothies as well as protein shakes, hot soup and acai bowls. The Juicery also offers a 3-day cleansing package that a wellness educator will help you create to fit your lifestyle. 

The Nectary, Sebastopol  

The Nectary is another great option. With many plant- and flower-based beverages and dishes to choose from, The Nectary is perfect when you need to restore, rejuvenate and revitalize your body. 

Slice of Life, Sebastopol 

Slice of LIfe
Slice of Life

Even though detoxing, nutrition is still important, and at the Sebastopol restaurant Slice of Life, you can fill up guilt-free! The restaurant is vegetarian and serves an array of vegan and gluten-free options, catering to all levels of a clean diet. We recommend the macro plate and a green juice for your uber-clean eating experience: Steamed fresh vegetables, organic brown rice sprinkled with gomasio, local sea palm and local sauerkraut with either grilled tofu, tempeh or seitan.  

Where to Unwind and Relax 

Blush a Day Spa, Sonoma  

Who says you can’t be indulgent while detoxing? Enjoy a detoxifying body wrap at Blush a Day Spa. We recommend going all out and getting the Detoxifying Power Duo: A 50-minute detox body massage followed by a 60-minute sea-enzyme detoxifying body wrap with foot reflexology. It is designed to flush out toxins, minimize cellulite and of course leave you feeling deliciously relaxed.  

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa 

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

For a full day of relaxation, go to the Fairmont and enjoy a day at the hot pools combined with detoxifying treatments.  

The “Vinosculpt” visibly firms and lifts your silhouette with a draining and toning massage using French “Palper Rouler” techniques to promote lymphatic draining while soothing out even the most rebellious areas. The treatment helps break up cellulite and tighten the skin.  

You can also try the warm vegan body wrap – a deeply nourishing treatment to pamper the body and rejuvenate the skin, consisting of a customized shoulder-to-toe dry brushing, a luxurious massage, and finished off with a healing wrap. 

Where to Go to Clear Your Mind and Soul 

Nothing is more healing for the soul than time spent in nature, and in Sonoma County, that can mean by the oceanalong the riverin a grove of redwoods, or along a peaceful trail. There is something so magical and soothing about the sound of the waves crashing against the shore and birds chirping from the treetops.  

Kortum Trail
Kortum Trail

For a magnificent coastal hike, try the Kortum Trail in Bodega Bay. It stretches from Blind Beach in the north to Wright Beach in the south, and the roundtrip is about 4.6 miles, with plenty of optional side trips to the beach. Enjoy beautiful views over the ocean, maybe spot a grey whale and delight in the natural flora. Visit mid-week or during the off-season and you may get an entire beach to yourself! 

For other ideas, check out our Soulful Travel page.   

Enjoy your Sonoma County indulgent detox getaway! 

Written by Nina Jarnum

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