Scent is one of our most keen senses. Sometimes we rely more on what we see and hear, but when you catch a strong scent, it is noticed. If it is a pleasant smell, you will often close your eyes, tilt your head back, and deeply inhale filling your lungs. Sound familiar?
Benefits of Aromatherapy
A Massage in Boca Raton at Skin Apeel often uses the benefits of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy provides us with opportunities to enjoy not only the pleasant scent but also the healing benefits of certain fragrances. These natural oils are extracted from various parts of a plant providing both psychological and physical well-being. Inhaling particular aromas is widely believed to stimulate brain function.
Absorbing Aromas Through the Skin
Another method is allowing the oil to be absorbed through the skin. Then it goes into the bloodstream benefiting your entire body. The power of scent has been getting more attention lately with people becoming more knowledgeable about the fantastic benefits of essential oils. A massage in Boca Raton takes advantage of this providing a complete menu of aromatherapy services.
Not an “Oil” Person?
But what if you aren’t one of those “oil people”? Maybe your only experience with oils have been during a massage in Boca Raton? What if you are searching for a natural way to relax? There is so much information out there about essential oils. So many options, it can be overwhelming. Well, you have come to the right place.
We have put together a list of the top 5 scents guaranteed to relax you!
Lavender is one of the most well known and commonly used scents to promote relaxation. Lavender originates from the native plant, Lavandula angustifolia, from the mountains of the Mediterranean. Found in a variety of soaps, lotions, and teas, it is considered the safest plant used for aromatherapy. Combining the healing effects of lavender with physical benefits of a massage in Boca Raton will relieve anxiety and ease depression. This particular scent slows the activity in your sympathetic nervous system to allow you to experience improved relaxation and sleep quality.
When people hear the word Chamomile, they usually think of tea. However, you can experience the benefits of Chamomile in many different forms. Known for its calming effects for both children and adults, it has other healing properties as well. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans commonly used it for medicinal purposes. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Often this scent is combined with the scent of Lavender to promote stress relief and deep sleep. Sometimes, a massage in Boca Raton takes advantage of the medicinal properties of this essential oil to create an experience that is not just healing, but also relaxing.
Famous for promoting relaxation and inducing a meditative state, Sandalwood has a calming effect on your nervous system. The scent causes your brainwaves to relax, helping with anxiety, anger, and insomnia. Like a fine wine, the effects of sandalwood improve as the oil ages. It takes 50-80 years to fully mature. Fun fact? This scent is the closest to a human pheromone and is considered an aphrodisiac! When combined with a massage in Boca Raton, Sandalwood oil can have positive effects on your skin as well. It is known to tone, relieve itching, and even help with inflammation.
This beautiful flower with delicate white petals is known as “King of the Garden”! The fragrance that the flowers produce is floral with a splash of fruity. Jasmine is often used to calm emotions and can be an effective antidepressant. Jasmine is commonly combined with the scent of Vanilla during an aromatherapy massage in Boca Raton creating an experience to soothe, relax, and awaken the senses! The process of producing this essential oil is very exotic! The small white flowers are ideally collected at night when the seductive scent is most distinguished. To extract the fragrance, It is then placed in a layer of…..fat! Chemists have tried to create the scent synthetically; however, their efforts have been proven to be unsuccessful.
The final and lesser known oil is Ylang-ylang, Philippine translation of “fragrances of all fragrances.” This scent is the perfect combination of sweet, floral, and spicy. This scent will lower your blood pressure and relax your sympathetic nervous system. It promotes relaxation and improved sleep. A few added bonuses include maintaining skin moisture, clearing acne, and reducing skin irritation and redness. Many claim that it alleviates fear and anxiety, offering an enjoyable calming effect. Some use this oil as a hair treatment due to the fact that it is a natural conditioner and promotes hair growth! A massage in Boca Raton that incorporates this essential oil truly helps relax the body and soul.
Skin Apeel Massage in Boca Raton
Everyone knows that a massage in Boca Raton is one of the most luxurious experiences available to us. When combined with the power of scented oil, the relaxation is taken to the next level! We have an extensive menu of massages offered on our Spa Menu page, check it out and see which one would be perfect for you!