Tiburón Golf Club Newsletter November 2015 - Page 11

NOVEMBER SPA SPECIAL This month, receive free aromatherapy with any 80-minute massage treatment. Take time to smell the roses and relax with an appointment at the Club or in your home. Aromatherapy: An Age Old Cure for Body, Mind and Spirit For centuries, aromatherapy has been used for health and beauty care. Essential oils can be used as inhalations, in massage therapy, baths, facials, and in compresses and wraps to restore and regenerate us. Essential oils are derived from bark, roots, stalks, leaves, flowers and resins from trees and plants. They can be used as an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antispasmodic or as an antidepressant. Aromatherapy treatments have many therapeutic, healing benefits. They eliminate toxins, reduce stress and tension and can firm, tone, cleanse and moisturize your skin. Essential oils work two ways. First, they penetrate the skin and affect the bloodstream (like a nicotine patch). Secondly, when they are inhaled they directly affect the nervous system. Our olfactory system affects our hypothalamus which regulates our hormones. So, getting a whiff of jasmine or peppermint can alter your mood and emotions. The emotions listed below can be gently eased by one or a combination of the following essential oils: Anxiety Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose and Sandalwood. Fatigue/Burnout Basil, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood. Stress Be