WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Essential oils which are the pure “essence” of a plant, have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly and safely.
HOW DOES AROMATHERAPY WORK:
Aromatherapy simply means the application of those healing powers — it is a fragrant cure. Professional aromatherapists focus very specifically on the controlled use of essential oils to treat ailments and disease and to promote physical and emotional well-being.
Aromatherapy doesn’t just work through the sense of smell alone, however. Inhalation is only one application method. Essential oils can also be applied to the skin. When used topically, the oils penetrate the skin, taking direct action on body tissues and organs in the vicinity of application. They also enter the bloodstream and are carried throughout the body. Of course, when applied topically the fragrance of the Aromatherapy essential oil is also inhaled.
There are three different modes of action in the body: pharmacological, which affects the chemistry of the body; physiological, which affects the ability of the body to function and process; and psychological, which affects emotions and attitudes. These three modes interact continuously. Aromatherapy is so powerful partly because it affects all three modes.
BENEFITS OF INCORPORATING AROMATHERAPY INTO YOUR LIFE:
1. Reduces stress
Aromatherapy sounds relaxing, right? Well, there’s science backing it up. Aromatherapy using lavender scents has been shown to reduce stress.
In one particular study, participants who were using aromatherapy felt less pain and had reduced stress levels during a stressful situation, compared to participants who were not using aromatherapy.
Other studies showed reduced stress levels in cancer patients who had undergone aromatherapy treatment.
2. Fights depression
Citrus and vibrant aromas have uplifting tendencies that tend to reduce the effects of depression. If you’re down in the dumps, get a massage with essential oils and see if that helps put a smile on your face.
3. Manages pain
One of the best benefits of aromatherapy is that it can relieve pain. Clary sage is a great natural scent used for the reduction of pain, and is most commonly known for its success for relieving menstrual pains.
4. Improves blood pressure
Aromatherapy has been shown to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. If you’ve got high blood pressure, aromatherapy may allow you to relax enough to get your blood pressure levels closer to a healthy range.
Although it’s often used to relax, there are also health benefits of aromatherapy. From stress relief, to pain management, to improvements in blood pressure or depression, aromatherapy could be just what the doctor ordered.
So if you’re feeling down or just want to boost your mood, get a massage, breathe in, or take a bath using some essential oils and feel your worries drift away.
The Aromatherapy system is available on Platinum, Gold and Silver series for
selected models. The air canister mounts on the deck of the bath and automatically introduces fragrance into the water during pump operation.