As a part of your massage therapy or skin care service, Treat Yourself Day Spa offers a number of enhancements that are sure to enrich your spa experience. These “add-ons” are reasonably priced ($10-$15) and are a great way to supplement your treatment. So, what enhancements do we provide and how can they help?
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment where we use natural plant extracts which assist with health and self-care. Also referred to as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy uses essential oils aromatically to relax the body and mind. While previously considered more art than science, aromatherapy has gained more recognition in the fields of science and medicine for its healing and restorative effects.
Aromatherapy dates back thousands of years and it is believed that our ancestors burned gums resin for incense. From Egyptian culture, we have learned how the resins, balms, and fragrant oils were used by the priests, who were also the doctors, for various ceremonies, for embalming, and as offerings.
How Aromatherapy affects our body:
When inhaled, the aromatic oils enter the nasal passages where they stimulate olfactory receptor sites and trigger nerve messages to the limbic center brain. That in turn stimulates physiological responses within the body via the nervous, endocrine or immune systems, affecting sensations of pleasure, pain centers of the brain, emotions, memory, sleep, appetite and sex.
There are many ways to use essential oils for inhalation including electric micro-mist diffusers, heat generated diffusion (candle diffuser, light bulb ring, Remedies to roll), spritzing, steaming and the favorite aromatic bath, which is also wonderful for the skin.
We offer a variety of scents which you can use during your treatment. We use all-natural ingredients from Neal’s Yard Remedies. Established in 1981, NYR is a modern apothecary, creating award-winning natural and organic health and beauty. We also have essential oils and micro-mist diffusers for sale, so if you like what you see (or smell), take some home with you!
To add an aroma therapy session, simply book the service as an “add-on” service when scheduling your treatment, and when you arrive, pick out the scent which appeals most to you. And if you decide you want an aromatherapy session when you arrive for your spa treatment, just let us know and we’ll take care of you!
Each treatment is only $10 per session, so it’s a great way to enhance your experience with us. To schedule an aroma therapy service, just give us a call (425.697.0823), or book online.