Aromatherapy is a treatment that uses natural plant extracts and essential oils to promote physical, psychological and spiritual well being. It works by either massaging the oils into the skin so that it is absorbed into the body, or by inhaling it using products such as diffusers and bathing salts.
Here at 1 Stop Spas, we offer the Spazazz Therapy Crystals range, which offers a variety of unique, high quality aromatherapy products designed to bring a spa experience right to your home. Their products consist of all natural blends of sensual aromas and moisturising botanicals that are specially designed for hot tubs so that they don’t disturb the pH balance. They are oil-free so that they don’t leave behind any unwanted oily residue!
The History of Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy dates back to 3500 BC when the use of plants and plant extracts were used for religious, cosmetic and medicinal purposes in several countries including Egypt, India, Pakistan and China.
Aromatherapy as we know it today wasn’t discovered until 1910 when Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a biochemist from Lyon, experienced major burns on his hands after an explosion in his laboratory and treated them using lavender oil. Astounded by it’s effectiveness, he went on to write and publish the first book that referenced the use of essential oils to treat diseases. From then on, Gattefosse and several other scientists including Marguerite Maury and Jean Valnet continued to publish more works around aromatherapy and since then, the use of essential oils has become a mainstream practice all around the world.
The Benefits of Aromatherapy
While you don’t need aromatherapy to reap the benefits that hot tubs already have to offer, adding aromatherapy products to your hot tub experience can help further increase relaxation, moisturise the skin, and mask the smell of chlorine to provide a more pleasant experience.
Here’s some tips on how to use aromatherapy products alongside your hot tub to address common problems like anxiety, stress, pain and insomnia:
- Improve Sleep Quality: Using a hot tub around two hours before bedtime can actually promote significantly deeper and more peaceful sleep. Add aromatherapy crystals that include ingredients such as lavender or chamomile, which are commonly used for their relaxing effects.
- Reduce Stress & Anxiety: Using hot tubs regularly has been shown to help relieve physical, emotional and mental stress. The warm water in itself is relaxing, but having low lighting, calming music and aromatherapy treatment can really enhance the effects. We’d recommend scents like lavender, bergamot and lemongrass to help relieve emotional tension.
- Relieve Muscle & Joint Pain: It’s time to make use of those hot tub jets! They can do wonders for soothing tense muscles, as well as calming any aches and pains. Pair this with peppermint, lavender or eucalyptus scented products to help relieve tension and swelling.
Spazazz RX Detox Therapy
Feel in need of some rejuvenation? The Detox blend is designed to melt away built-up toxins and spark back that healthy glow. So if you’ve had a long week, or feel a bit under the weather, the detox crystals will get your body back on track.
Spazazz RX Energy Therapy
Been lacking a bit of zing? The Energy Therapy blend is perfect for your morning soak if you want to awaken and uplift the senses for a good kickstart to your day. Pair the energy treatment with a hearty breakfast and you’ll be all set!
Spazazz RX Joint Therapy
Hot tubs have been shown to be effective in the relief of joint pain, however a great way to enhance this is with joint therapy crystals, a natural remedy for aches and pains. The Spazazz formula contains anti-inflammatory relaxants to help relieve tension and stress in your body.
Spazazz RX Muscle Therapy
If you’re a regular gym-goer, you’ll be familiar with the feeling of constantly sore muscles and bodily fatigue. The Muscle Therapy crystals are great for soothing muscles and relaxing the body in general.
Spazazz RX Respiratory Therapy
The vapours in this Upper Respiratory Blend help to open up and clear your airways so you can breathe easy again. Great if you’re feeling a bit under the weather and need a pick-me-up!
Spazazz RX Stress Therapy
You can’t beat a soak in the hot tub after a stressful day at work, and Spazazz’s Stress Therapy crystals are the perfect addition to help relax the mind and body.
Are you ready to give aromatherapy a go? Head over to our range of Spazazz aromatherapy products and try it for yourself!