Aromatherapy, also referred to as Essential Oil therapy, can be defined as “the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of the body, mind and spirit.” It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual’s innate healing process.
As a form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is used in a variety of applications, including pain relief and mood enhancement. Essential oils can be absorbed through the skin to promote bodily healing as well as an inhaled aroma which stimulates brain functions. Aromatherapy has many benefits to the person being treated and can :
- Enhance mood and general feeling of well-being through massage and the use of essential oils
- Improve blood and lymphatic circulation through massage and the use of essential oils
- Balance the hormone production by the endocrine system
There are many essential oils available each with their own unique therapeutic purposes.
Lavender is a very popular essential oil commonly used in spas for its balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing and healing properties.
Eucalyptus will help clear respiratory passages, Jasmine oil acts as a natural anti-depressant, tea-tree oil will help clear up acne and cinnamon oil boosts the activity of the brain just to name a few.
Whether for wellness, beauty or balance, incorporating essential oils into your life will put you on the pathway towards holistic healing. Here at Luxe Day Spa in Tampa, we have a variety of essential oils to incorporate on your facials , manicures and pedicures or massages, to make your experience that much more incredible and relaxing. Try it today!