If you’re looking for a new way to relax while also improving your health, why not give hot tub aromatherapy a try? Also known as essential oil therapy, aromatherapy is an age-old holistic healing practice that uses natural plant extracts to aid with relaxation and enhance wellness.
What is Hot Tub Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a therapeutic technique that uses scent and natural plant extracts to improve your health. When used traditionally, essential oils are applied to the skin directly or infused via an essential oil diffuser. With a hot tub, essential oils are not recommended as they can damage and harm the filters, jets and other vital components of the circulation system. Instead, spa-friendly aromatherapy products can be used, often in the form of a liquid, salt or bath bomb.
Science has proven aromatherapy to be beneficial to one’s health both physically and emotionally. And, when paired with hydrotherapy, another ancient practice, it’s an ideal way to improve your wellbeing. Regular use of aromatherapy in your spa is an extremely effective way to treat many health conditions. The combination of scent with increased buoyancy, heat and massage offers many physical and emotional benefits.
Top Aromatherapy Scents and Their Benefits
Known to have a calming effect on the body and the mind, lavender has been found to alleviate sleep issues. It can also be beneficial for anyone who suffers from depression, anxiety, cramps, headaches, and/or muscle pain.
One of the most refreshing scents, peppermint can enhance alertness and aid in concentration. It can also increase the circulation of blood through the body, making it a great choice for anyone suffering from arthritis, muscle pain and/or headaches.
Made from the flowers of a tropical tree native to India, ylang-ylang is a powerful scent known to reduce stress and relieve headaches. Often used in antiseptics, this heady scent promotes relaxation, while also working as an aphrodisiac.
Another strong fragrance, jasmine is a great treatment for stress, anxiety, and depression. It has also been shown to improve sleep quality and boost daytime alertness.
Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, lemongrass essential oil has been found to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. It also acts as a pain reliever and improves digestion.
This oil, a natural healing agent, is known to kill bacteria while increasing white blood cell activity. It is a great way to naturally prevent infection as well as treat coughs, colds, and viruses.
Another oil to reach for when you have a cold, eucalyptus can be used to open the sinuses, relieving congestion. Aside from treating sore throats, flu, and fever, it can also ease body aches and treat altitude illness.
This mild scent not only promotes relaxation but also works well as an anti-inflammatory. It is especially effective for those with back pain, arthritis, and neuralgia. A good choice to aid in digestive wellness, it also promotes sleep.
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba
No matter which scents you choose, it’s important to use only aromatherapy options that are specifically designed to interact with your spa’s water care system. Available in crystal, liquid and capsule form, it’s wise to consult your local dealer about which products will work best with your spa.
Want to learn more about the powerhouse pairing of hydrotherapy and aromatherapy? Get in touch with us at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Manitoba to learn more about the state-of-the-art, customizable aromatherapy technology offered by Jacuzzi. Our experts can help you find the spa that’s right for you. Visit us at either of our showrooms in Brandon and Winnipeg.