At Elements Paradise Valley, we are excited to announce a new offering to our menu: Aromatherapy. Available as an add on to increase the relaxation factor of any massage session with our talented team, aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, and other parts of plants to help enhance psychological and physical well-being.
History of Aromatherapy
With origins speculated in the burning of primitive perfumes like incense and other aromatic plant material, the history of aromatherapy stems from ancient Egyptian culture. Recognizing the physical and psychological benefits of scented ointments and oils, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine believed that the key to good health rests on daily aromatic baths and massages.
Similarly, aromatic oils were employed in areas of China and India following the principles of ayurvedic medicine, which uses massage as a general tonic for the mind and body. To this day aromatherapy boasts rejuvenating properties using essential oils to deliver healing benefits and increase in an overall sense of well-being.
The technical definition of aromatherapy is the inhalation and topical application of true, authentic essential oils from aromatic plants to restore or enhance health, beauty, and well-being.
Inhalation – When inhaled, aromatic molecules can impact clients on a variety of levels including physically, spiritually, or emotionally. Entering the body through the nasal passages and stimulating olfactory receptor sites to trigger nerve messages to the limbic area of the brain, this part of the brain is responsible for nervous, endocrine and immune systems.
Topical - When used on the skin, essential oils can be seamlessly integrated into massage routines. As a way to promote health, beauty, and wellbeing, topical application delivers key results for targeted areas on the body.
In Our Studio
Elements Paradise Valley will start offering aromatherapy services this March and will include the popular essential oils Eucalyptus and Lavender as well as two blended options titled Radiance and Vitality. Give us a call to get your massage session on the books and inquire about this new way to help you make the most of your visit!