TAHOE, Calif. - The use of essential oils today represents a well-documented model for improving overall health. Essential oils provide medicinal and therapeutic benefits. What are the benefits of essential oils? How are they used? And, what is the right aromatherapy treatment to use?There is evidence pleasant aromas can improve mood and encourage a sense of well-being. Numerous studies have been done on the influence of aromatherapy in reducing stress, anxiety and poor mood. In one study, mentioned in SpaDoTerra.com, "200 patients ranging in age from 18-77 were exposed to an aroma of orange and lavender. Statistical analysis revealed, that compared to the control group, both orange and lavender aromas reduced anxiety and improved the mood of patients awaiting dental procedures. Aromatherapy can have a direct effect on our emotions as well as evoke physical response."Essential oils are used mainly three ways: Aromatic, topically, and internally. By diffusing an essential oil in a room it can impact mood, open airways and cleanse the environment. Topically applying essential oils in a massage or a spot treatment can bring about immediate comfort. Applying oils to the skin during a treatment can make the oils absorb into the bloodstream within thirty seconds. Thus, the oils have an instant result with the client's skin, body systems, mood and mental state. Internally taking essential oils as a dietary supplement can help a variety of health conditions. Some oils can be a powerful antioxidant while others can be a great anti-inflammatory. Using a few drops of an essential oil that smells nice and makes you feel good, cupped in hand and inhaled is a convenient and safe way to use an essential oil. But, if you want to get an overall treatment to relax and rejuvenate, there AromaTouch Treatment is definitely the way to go! Because essential oils contain many different healing properties, they can be overwhelming to find what is best to use. Every oil in the AromaTouch Treatment has been selected specifically for it's individual therapeutic benefit and aroma. The AromaTouch Treatment uses Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oils. It will influence better health and assist the body in returning to a state of homeostasis via a four-step process, centered around the CPTG essential oils and hand techniques. The four systemic constants that most often impair homeostasis are: stress, toxic insult, inflammatory response, and autonomic imbalance. The AromaTouch Treatment will work to restore homeostasis in the body, minimizing the impact of these factors.Anyone who needs a break to relax and rejuvenate the body, aromatherapy is the just the thing. Whether getting an AromaTouch Treatment at your local spa or inhaling the wonderful smell of citrus orange drops cupped in your hand, we should all find a way to incorporate the use of essential oils in our life to bring the body to a better state of balance in our very busy lives.- Bethany Lambrecht is co-owner of North Lake Massage & Skin Care, LMT and esthetician
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