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With the start of the spring season, the world around us blooms into life, marking time for renewal and new beginnings. Starting fresh means abandoning any stressors and negativity that lingered throughout the winter. One natural and effective method for transformation and healing is aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy uses essential oils and natural plant extracts to address specific health concerns. Each essential oil has a characteristic scent and healing property. Lavender, for example, works to melt away stress while promoting deep, restful sleep. Peppermint is known for soothing nausea and fighting pain, while rosemary oil is used to stabilize blood pressure.
The history of aromatherapy dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who used various scents as a method for relieving stress and tension. By the 16th century, aromatherapy became recognized around the globe as a legitimate form of alternative medicine, and French perfumer Rene-Maurice Gattefosse eventually coined the term “aromatherapy” in 1937. The practice has been perfected over the years to allow for customization and simple formats that can be quickly adopted into your daily life.
Today, diffusers, essential oil infused candles and massage oils are popular formats for practicing aromatherapy at home. Essential oils have countless uses, so don’t be scared to get creative when using essential oils at home. Try putting a few drops of your preferred essential oil on the shower drain before turning on the water to transform your shower into an aromatherapy steam treatment.
At Glen Ivy, we have enhanced various spa treatments with the remarkable healing power of aromatherapy. The Aromasoul Elements massage, Tranquility Pro-Sleep Ritual massage and Shirodhara body treatment are a few examples of signature Glen Ivy spa services that use aromatherapy to relieve stress further, while simultaneously leaving guests feeling renewed and refreshed. Our trained retail associates can also help you pick out products featuring essential oils to continue nurturing your body and soul through aromatherapy at home this spring.