My Relaxing Afternoon of Aromatherapy
Cooper Spa Dallas’ Wendy Ruggiero is the expert on aromatherapy with the use of essential oils to help combat stress. She knows how to make your afternoon calm and relaxing.
When it comes to inhalation, Wendy noted that everyone has a different scent preference. She enjoys the earthier, more citrus scents. For both inhalation and skin application, you can also blend favorite scents to find your perfect match.
Here are a few of Wendy’s favorite scents and their therapeutic benefits:
Lavender – Lavender is very versatile and blends well with a variety of other oils. It does well with citrus or floral blends alike. The name Lavender comes from the Latin word, lavare, meaning “to wash.” In ancient times, this was the oil of choice in cleansing wounds and to disinfect and purify the air.
The use of Lavender helps to relive migraines and headaches, nervous tension, insomnia and hypertension. It has a soothing, sedating and balancing effect. Try using Lavender in a bath or with a full-body massage. To help relieve stress, blend Lavendar with Bergamot (more about this scent below).
Chamomile – This oil was not cultivated until the 16th century and probably arrived from Britain. Hieroglyphic records show that Chamomile was used cosmetically for at least 2,000 years.
Chamomile helps to manage allergies, depression symptoms, digestive trouble and high fevers among others. Blend it with Clary Sage, Lavendar and Majoram to enhance sleep or try it in a bath.
Bergamot – Bergamot originates from South East Asia, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. This oil acts as a pain reliever, anxiety reducer, antiseptic and more. It’s thought to be emotionally encouraging and uplifting bringing balance to the spirit.
Peppermint – Peppermint is strongly used as a stimulating, digestive rememdy. It’s also used to lower fevers and to relieve pain.
Clary Sage – This oil is believed to be euphoric and calming. People use it as an antidepressant, antiseptic, deodorant and sedative.
Marjoram – Marjoram is a warming and calming oil that is known to relieve anxiety and stress. It’s also great for muscle aches and pains as well as digestive issues and stomach cramps.
Wendy offers aromatherapy massage courses and is able to educate anyone on the popular practice. If that isn’t enough greatness, Cooper Spa Dallas offers massages and aromatherapy blends for topical and aromatic needs.