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How Essential Oils Enhance Your Spa Treatments

What comes to mind when you look forward to your next visit to a premier day spa? A relaxing massage, or maybe a rejuvenating facial? 

Our team at Natural Body Spa & Shop has those services and so much more, because we want to make sure you get the best experience possible. That’s why we include essential oils in your luxurious spa treatment. What exactly are essential oils, and how do they work?

Essential oils explained

Essential oils are extracted from their plant source through distillation or cold pressing. They contain natural chemicals that can benefit your body in several ways.

When you inhale the aroma of essential oils, you stimulate the limbic system in your brain, which is the area that houses your sense of smell, emotions, and long-term memory. The limbic system can also play a powerful role in your physiological functions, like blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing.

You can also apply essential oils to your body topically, because they easily absorb into your skin. Although more research is needed, many people report a positive physical effect. 

How essential oils work

Essential oils not only enhance your experience, but they can offer you genuine relief. For example, one of our many massages includes sinus relief treatment. We combine pressure-point techniques with essential oils, such as eucalyptus and lemon, to clear out your nasal airways.

With over 90 types of essential oils, you can find many healthful uses. Each type has a unique smell and frequency.

Among the most popular essential oils are:

For your spa treatment, we talk to you about the essential oils we’re using to give you the best experience.

The safety of essential oils

Most essential oils don’t have side effects when used properly. You want to make sure your essential oils are 100% pure. Some companies sell pure oil that’s already diluted with a carrier oil, which has its benefits.

Some oils are warm or even hot to the skin. For example, oregano produces a hot, burning sensation. Cinnamon produces a warm feeling to the skin. When you mix them with a carrier oil, the dilution helps the heat of the oil subside, but the oil still has the same health benefit. 

Also, we don’t recommend ingesting essential oils without strict guidance from a professional.

To have a spa experience with essential oils, call one of our 10 locations in Georgia or Tennessee today, or book your appointment online. You can also feel free to send our team a message, and click on “shop now” to see our online store.

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