Fresh Lemon, Musk, Spicy Cinnamon, Tuberose and more! Can you name your favorite fragrance? Many of us would be able to reply instantly. Some may have to take a while to decide which should be chosen as the best. But, great fragrance surely is a mood lifter. Have you had a moment when you could co-relate a particular smell to a certain event in your life and wonder why? This happens because smell can evoke strong emotional reactions. The olfactory neurons from nose that sense smell have a direct link to the brain structures that determine our emotions. Therefore, there is a strong neurological basis for why certain fragrances trigger our emotions. This mechanism forms the basis for Aromatherapy Massage that uses various aromatic oils to heal health ailments. Here we have listed 5 fragrances that have strong impact on our body and mind.
Lavender oil is obtained from flowers of Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandula officinalis. The plant name has its origin in latin term Lavare, which means “to wash”. Lavender oil is used commonly for its fresh and sweet fragrance in preparation such as soaps, shampoos, bathing oils, perfumes etc. Lavender essential oil is believed to be effective in treating stress, anxiety, headaches, migraines, sleep problems, depression, and many other illnesses. Clinical studies provide evidence that lavender oil can effectively reduce the state of anxiety and provide mental calmness. Try Aromatherapy Massage performed using French Lavender to manage your anxiety
Ylang-Ylang essential oil is extracted from flowers of Cananga odorata. It has an excellent and fascinating fragrance. This essential oil is used commonly in cosmetics, fragrances and perfumes. Studies suggest that Ylang-Ylang oil can cause significant mental calmness and relaxation. The Ylang-Ylang oil has also been reported to decrease blood pressure. One study reported that aromatherapy using essential oils such as Ylang-Ylang and lavender caused decreased in stress hormone cortisol.
Lemon essential oil is extracted from the Citrus limonum (also known as Citrus Limon). Research suggests that lemon oil can effectively reduce anxiety and depression. The lemon essential oil has also been reported to improve impaired memory.
Spearmint oil is extracted from Mentha spicata. It is mainly used as an antimicrobial agent. However, due to its menthol content, it also helps to relax nerves and muscle spasms.
Bergamot oil is obtained from tree Citrus aurantium var. bergamia. The oil is used commonly to treat some skin conditions due to its anti-bacterial properties. Some experts believe that Aromatherapy Massage using Bergamot Oil can help reducing symptoms of anxiety. In one study, researchers found that topical application of lavender and bergamot oils resulted in reduction of blood pressure, and also caused mental calmness and relaxation.
Clove oil is obtained from an aromatic herb Syzygium aromaticum. Since it is a very potent oil, it is usually blended with other essentials oils to use in aromatherapy. When used externally on the body clove oil can relieve muscle and joint pain. It is also thought to be useful in treatment of muscle cramps and soreness of muscles. Try our Signature Green Tea Scrubassage that uses a special blend of clove and green tea leaves.
Each essential oil and aroma has a different significance. Therefore, Four Fountain De-Stress Spa offers Aromatherapy Massage using different aromatic oils for treating Anxiety, Fatigue and Skin Problems. Click here to check the details of each therapy.