Omni Escapes Magazine Escapes Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 12

SPA Au Naturel Spas embrace essential oils to improve overall well-being. By Belinda Lichty Clarke Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s relaxation room Sourced from plants, essential oils have long been valued for their wellness benefits. One of the earli- est known records of their creation dates back to a doctor from the 12th century. Today, as more spas are highlighting natural ingredients in their treat- ments, the use of essential oils is on the rise. “Essential oils have been used throughout history to promote health and wellness,” says Stephanie Cardwell, spa manager at Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania. “The Springs Eternal Spa incorporates the benefits of essential oils in our aromatherapy massage as a natural resource to help align the mind and body.” The Springs Eternal Spa features options from FA L L 2 0 1 7 OE3-Spa-eV4-e.indd 12 | 12 | essential oil line 21 Drops, which uses 100 percent natural, therapeutic-quality oils gathered from across the globe. Guests can choose from one of four essential oil blends for their treatments that are designed to address issues such as stress, immunity, pain relief and focus. Available essen- tial oils include eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, ginger, chamomile, frankincense and ylang-ylang. After the treatment, any remaining oil is given to the guest to continue the healing jour- ney at home. Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California, also offers essential oil experi- ences for guests that can be added to each massage ESCAPES 9/21/17 11:05 AM