The word “aromatherapy” actually means the use of essential oils created from various parts of flowers, seeds, fruits, leaves, bark, or even wood. These oils often carry magnificent scents and aromas that can be used in a curative manner. As a form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is fast gaining popularity. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement, and increasing cognitive functioning. Aroma or essence is found almost everywhere, and it influences our mood in a wide variety of ways. Aromas of some spices such as cinnamon and cardamom can make your mouth water, while aromatherapy tools such as lavender-scented candles placed around the bathtub can effortlessly soothe the nerves. Rose petals, if added to bathing water, improve the skin’s texture, sandalwood powder alleviates stress and dried citrus fruits freshen up the indoor air. Oyster Bath being your constant wellness partner, harnesses the goodness of aromatherapy through a range of products, enhancing your bathing experience with its benefits.
How does aromatherapy work?
It is believed that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates a part of the brain that detects scents, called the olfactory system. Signals are sent to the limbic system of the brain that controls emotions and retrieves learned memories, which causes chemicals to release, in turn making a person feel relaxed and calm. If aromatherapy includes a massage, as is the case with a lot of our products such as spa baths and whirlpool bathtubs, the effect is heightened resulting in further relaxation.
BENEFITS OF AROMATHERAPY
Being a holistic therapy, aromatherapy treats the body, mind, and spirit. If applied to the human body via massage, it penetrates the skin and enhances circulation, thus providing numerous tangible and intangible benefits.
1. Improves the immune system of the body
2. Helps in alleviating pain
3. Reduces stress and promotes restful sleep
4. Decreases high blood pressure
5. Boosts blood circulation when clubbed with massage
6. Aids psychological wellbeing with mood enhancement
Since the relaxing properties of hot water complement, the effects of a well-chosen essential oil and scented candles; aromatic baths enable relief from stress and anxiety and assist with muscle pains. It is this very quality that makes ‘aromatherapy’ so appealing when combined with bathroom wellness fittings by Oyster Bath.