Aromatherapy for beginners
At Hydropool Staffordshire, we think it’s safe to say that people are either really into aromatherapy, or they just aren’t. And whilst of course using your hot tub or swim spa without any aromatherapy options is still a perfectly wonderful experience, there really is a whole host of extra benefits you may be surprised to enjoy once you immerse yourself into the aromatherapy world.
Aromatherapy is basically the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and cosmetic purposes. Essential oils in particular have wonderful benefits, because the aroma stimulates chemicals in the brain and the inhalation into the lungs has therapeutic benefits. A great example of this is using eucalyptus essential oils to ease congestion.
But perhaps the most well-known benefit of aromatherapy is the ability to reduce stress. The aromatic compounds from many different essential oils are known as relaxants and can help soothe your mind and eliminate anxiety. Some of the best essential oils for stress relief are lemon oil, lavender, bergamot, peppermint, vetiver and ylang-ylang essential oils. Certain studies have also shown that lemon oil can improve mood and reduce outbursts of anger.
But aromatherapy can also be used to help boost your energy! We could all use a little more energy to get through the hectic daily tasks of modern life. However, stimulantslike coffeeand cigarettescan have very damaging effects on the body. Many essential oils are known to increase circulation, raise energy levelsand generally stimulate the body and mind, without the dangerous side effects of other stimulating substances. The best essential oils for giving yourself an energy boost include black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, angelica, jasmine, tea tree, rosemary and sage.
To a beginner, it can seem a little scary as there seems to be an essential oil or aromatherapy answer to everything! But if you want to enhance your time in the hot tub or swim spa further, it’s certainly worth looking into which aromatherapy oils may work for you. Whether you want to boost your memory, your mood or your general mental wellbeing, aromatherapy is not only great at helping you move towards these things, but the oils smell wonderful too.
Aromatherapy can truly transform your Hydropool time into a full sensory experience. Just ask our team about the aromatherapy package today.