The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows

5 Benefits of Aromatherapy

Studies show that aromatherapy provides relief for several conditions and ailments. Additionally, certain scents have been known to increase productivity and functionality. According to the Mayo Clinic, aromatherapy is believed to work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions.

1. Stress relief
Rose, sandalwood, lavender, frankincense and orange.

2. Antidepressant
Jasmine, sandalwood, clary sage, basil, rose, geranium, lavender and chamomile.

3. Energy boost
Lemon, orange, grapefruit, eucalyptus, cinnamon, peppermint, ginger, rosemary, spearmint, black pepper and jasmine.

4. Pain relief
Lavender, eucalyptus, chamomile, rosemary, peppermint and marjoram.

5. Sleep aid
Lavender, patchouli, sandalwood, chamomile, sage, frankincense and rose.

It only makes “scents” that this month’s spa deals at Massage Retreat & Spa feature aromatherapy.

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