Add an Extra Element of Relaxation with Aromatherapy to Your Bay Area Hot Tub or Sauna
Aromatherapy is a wonderful, natural complement to more traditional treatment options. The time-honored therapy is approximately 6,000 years old. People throughout the ages have used aromatherapy to promote health and prevent diseases. The ancient Romans enjoyed the synergistic effect of aromas and baths.
Aromatherapy aids in the elimination of anxiety, allergies, arthritis, headaches and fatigue. You can use essential oils, beads or salts to infuse the air with soothing scents as the warm water bubbles through the jets of your hot tub. As you inhale the scents, the olfactory nerves transmit the smell to your brain. The limbic system releases chemical messengers, endorphins and other natural substances that increase your sense of wellbeing, comfort and energy.
Peppermint and eucalyptus induce clarity and fight fatigue. Eucalyptus also alleviates pain and clears respiratory passages. Rose is a natural antidepressant, and jasmine can set a romantic mood. Chamomile and lavender stimulate the production of serotonin, which reduces stress and anxiety. This brain chemical also promotes restorative sleep and reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. Vanilla helps you lose weight by suppressing your appetite. Rosemary and lemon reduce fatigue. In addition to promoting relaxation and improving your mood, aromatherapy enhances wellness by supporting the respiratory, circulatory and immune systems.
When using saunas, you can achieve the beneficial effect of aromatherapy by selecting one or two oils that have similar or complementary therapeutic properties. You can combine approximately two drops of the essential oil with one cup of water and pour it over the hot rocks.
Aromatherapy is an ideal way to add an extra element of relaxation to your sauna or hot tub in San Francisco, Marin or Pleasanton. Creative Energy is the primary supplier of Bay Area hot tubs, saunas, fireplaces and stoves—come see us today!