While your hot tub will always be a zone of relaxation, but many hot tub owners neglect those little, extra accessories that can take the space to the next level. Although your hot tub should certainly help you relax and unwind, it can also become a place of natural healing.
Sometimes simply placing candles around your hot tub or burning incense nearby will be enough to create the powerful healing aroma you’re looking for. However, if you haven’t heard of spa scents, or you’ve never been in a ‘scented tub’, you’ve probably been missing out.
At RnR Hot Tubs, we know that selecting and installing the right hot tub is just part of creating a relaxing experience time and time again. If you’re interested in the healing power of scents, check out some simple tips for using your hot tub for aromatherapy:
History of Spa Scents
Spa scents were originally made popular in the mid-eighties. The company responsible for popularizing the use of hot tub fragrances was called Yudachi Spa Scents, and they found success in this niche market for years. Unfortunately, Yudachi has since gone out of business, leaving a significant hole in the spa scent industry.
In the last decade or so, the general public has begun to take aromatherapy much more seriously, and its scientific backing has led to the creation of a multi-billion dollar ‘scent’ industry. By definition, aromatherapy is the practice of using plant essences, which are extracted from leaves, flower petals, roots, bark, buds, or seeds, to promote overall health and well being.
Spa scents are liquid solutions that are easily added to your hot tub water. Typically, about a half-ounce of liquid is enough to create the desired effect. Because these scents are specifically designed for use in hot tubs, they do not change the chemistry of the water or result in clouding. While it ultimately depends on the amount you decide to use, about a half-ounce of scented liquid will last for twenty minutes, on average.
How Fragrances Affect Mood
Most people are unaware of the effect that various scents can have on the mood. This is partly because our reactions to these scents are often spontaneous and involuntary. However, many different scents have powerful healing capabilities, and the effects span body, mind, and spirit.
Fragrances are often used in conjunction with hands-on massage techniques, but the effects can also be felt when fragrances are inhaled directly. Direct inhalation has been shown to be very useful in treating lung problems, colds, coughs, and the flu. Diffusers can also be used to disperse the desired fragrance directly into the air.
Specific Scent for Various Ailments
Depending on the specific condition you’re hoping to treat, you might choose a variety of scents. That being said, hopefully you can see how the spa environment is perfect for aromatherapy. If you’re suffering from regular anxiety, for example, you might choose jasmine or lavender. If you’re trying to reduce muscular pain, you should choose rosemary or nutmeg.
There are many other symptoms that can be treated with specific aromas, such as bruises, burns, depression, migraines, and insomnia. If you’d like to speak with an expert about creating an inviting spa environment, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-403-203-0860 today!