How scents can improve your quality of life
Here at Be Well Bodyworks, our key goal is in our name: Be Well. We want to help you Be Well from head to toe. Our approach begins with massage therapy for many of our clients, but we offer services that recruit all the senses.
Aromatherapy, and our aromatherapy counseling, can be a powerful addition to your current wellness routine. As an addition to massage, or on their own, different scents and essential oils can provide a number of benefits.
Many cultures have used scents and aromas for thousands of years as a means for improving health and well-being. Even Hippocrates was said to have recommended a “daily aromatic bath and scented massage.”
According to Prevention Magazine, “…odor can help lower stress levels, improve mental and physical performance, ease pain, end insomnia, and even help us lose weight, research shows.”
That is thanks to the “…millions of smell receptors in our noses. When they detect a scent, they shoot the information to the olfactory bulb—a pea-size cluster in the brain, which sorts the signals and relays them to the limbic system. This primitive part of the brain governs many memories and emotions; some of our most basic behaviors—feeding, fighting, or fleeing; as well as sexual arousal, pleasure, and maybe even addiction. Because of their close proximity, the neurological controls for these behaviors often become entangled.”
Benefits of aromatherapy
- Relieve stress
- Improve sleep
- Reduce headaches
- Ease nausea
- Enhance mental acuity
- Boost energy and motivation
- Manage cravings
- Much more
Our trained aromatherapists and aromatherapist counselors can help you select the right scents and essential oils for your needs and particular lifestyle concerns. To learn more about our aromatherapy services, or to book an appointment, contact us today. We will customize your treatment experience for your unique needs.