Guest Blogger – Alissa Jones

“Aromatherapy” is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being.     In Aromatherapy Massage, these oils are added to the body butter used to enhance the overall massage experience.  We call these natural oils, “Essential Oils.”

It is also widely believed that the inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils stimulates brain function. Essential oils are absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing. One example of this is Lavender, which is well known for promoting a sense of relaxation.

Some ideas for using relaxing Lavender oil in your home:

-Add to bath water for soft, smooth, aromatic soaking.

-Dab some on a tissue and place between pillow and pillow case for calm and restful sleep throughout the night.

-Wipe lightly over light bulbs so when the lights are on, the aroma emanates through the room.

Photo Courtesy of Rizzierri

As you may know, SALON EMAGE DAY SPA is an official AVEDA hair salon, and we are proud to announce that we have now added Aveda Essential Oilsto our product collection.  Beginning immediately, the same oils being used in massage in the spa are now being offered to our clients so they can experience some of the many benefits at home.

Make an appointment today for an “Aromatherapy” Massage and we can further discuss the many benefits and uses of Essential Oils.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Have a blessed weekend!

Alissa J Jones C.M.T.