Should Aromatherapy be on your New Year Bucket List?
Sometimes, when we look at the day to day of life, the big picture can look a little boring. That’s one of the reasons that New Year’s resolutions continue to be so popular. There is an inherent desire in most people for just a tad (or sometimes a lot) of uncertainty – of newness and excitement for what is to come. If you’d like to spice up your life without having to take dramatic steps like jumping out of an airplane, consider one of our aromatherapy spa experiences.
What is aromatherapy?
Humans have been on this earth for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations, without the luxury (distraction?) of cars and FDA-approved drugs and the internet, lived very closely with the earth. Aromatherapy is a practice of inhaling the scents of essential oils that spans the centuries and the globe. It relies on the extraction of vital resins and “juices” from various plants, herbs, and trees to facilitate health and wellness. Some even use essential oils to aid in physical and emotional healing.
Schedule your Aromatherapy Treatment to Ward Off the Winter Blahs
We are right in the thick of Winter which, for many of us, means a longing for sunnier, warmer weather. An aromatherapy treatment or ritual in our comfortable med-spa may be just what you need to renew your senses at this time. A single aromatherapy treatment is often the beginning of a lifelong appreciation for essential oils.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Important research findings have demonstrated that aromatherapy can be beneficial in numerous ways, whether essential oils are incorporated into a body massage or diffused into the immediate environment. Both animal and human studies have been conducted over the years, with data proving the positive effects essential oils have on the limbic system, the most primitive part of the brain. It is in the limbic system where our behaviors and emotional responses form. As such, the direct uplifting or calming effect of oils (depending on which is used) can diminish the intensity of:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Chronic stress and anxiety
- Perimenopause symptoms
- Digestive upset
- Respiratory conditions
- Skin problems
Learn more about the aromatherapy treatments available in our Sterling, VA facility. Call 703-444-2800.