Aromatherapy for Wellness
Elements Massage Dec 14, 2016
Popular images of winter such as snow-covered trees and peaceful fires in the fireplace are often not the reality of the season. Winter can be a busy season with the holidays and traveling to see family. It can be stressful with the feeling of too much to do and too little time to do it. Cold and flu viruses also make their rounds this time of year and spread easily when everyone is confined indoors due to the cold and inclement weather. Many people also find themselves feeling sluggish or run down with the short hours of daylight and rushing around to get things done. If this sounds like your experience in the winter, consider a massage with aromatherapy session with us! Our experienced staff can bring you the peaceful feelings you are looking for with an aromatherapy session custom tailored to your needs.
We offer four aromatherapy options: lavender, eucalyptus, radiance, and vitality. Each of these options is designed to bring you peace and wellness!
Lavender is a popular choice due to its calming and familiar scent. Lavender has been used for thousands of years by cultures around the world for its healing properties. It is often added to commercial bubble baths and baby lotions to promote relaxation and sleep. If you find yourself stressed with the busy season and having difficulties sleeping, a massage with lavender aromatherapy may be an excellent choice for you. Research shows that lavender is helpful in relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, and the stomach and intestinal discomfort that can go along with those. It is also helpful in relieving painful headaches.
If you find yourself suffering from a winter cold, consider adding aromatherapy with eucalyptus to your massage. Eucalyptus is well known for its health benefits which span multiple body systems. It has long been used as an antiseptic for wounds and insect bites as well as to treat respiratory problems. Aromatherapy with eucalyptus is very effective in treating the irritating nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, and cough which accompany winter colds and flu. Commonly added to ointments and cough drops, adding eucalyptus oil to massage lotion provides relief to cold symptoms in addition to the benefits of massage therapy, such as increased blood flow and stress relief.
Radiance aromatherapy is a blend of citrus oils and pine. Citrus oils are known for their energizing properties and would be an excellent choice to add to your massage session if you find yourself feeling sluggish or run-down from the busy holiday season. Citrus oils are beneficial to the skin and promote light and joyful feelings.
Vitality aromatherapy is a floral blend with an earthy finish. This is the best essential oil for someone looking for peacefulness during this season. Traveling, traffic, crowded stores and a packed schedule can lead to excess stress. Choose this aromatherapy blend to help you to fully relax and take in your massage therapy session.
Each of our aromatherapy offerings is beneficial to the mind and body during the winter season. Consider your situation this winter and consult with us to choose the aromatherapy that would be best for you.