Understanding how a smell effects our brain can help us to understand the role Essential Oils play in stress relief and well-being. When a scent is inhaled, it first impacts the Olfactory Epithelium, which contains about 20 million nerve endings that create a nerve message which is enhanced or amplified by the Olfactory Bulb. This nerve message than follows the Olfactory Tract to the Limbic System where you can begin to make sense of it. The nerve message is first analyzed by the Amygdala and Hippocampus, which are in the seat of the brains memory center.
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Most people do understand the importance of relaxation and unwinding from the cares of life, yet fewer people understand the impact Aromatherapy can have on a daily basis to achieving this goal. Supple Spa at 55 West 19th Street, New York, NY has captured the use of this science in their Aromatherapy Massage Treatment. You can find them on the second floor of the building, where you will be met with an ambience borrowed from cultures and other countries for your massage such as treatment rooms named Tokyo, Sunset, Kaleidoscope, Daydream and the Paris Room, an experience not easily forgotten.
One reason this therapeutic massage will not be easily forgotten, is because of the way the brain stores memories, and scent will always impact memory. The message, or triggered memory, passes to the Hypothalmus, which acts as a regulator and a relay station, in charge of sending the nerve message (scent) off to other parts of the brain.
This is where even basic knowledge of Aromatherapy can benefit you, not just during a massage or spa treatment, but in your every day life. For instance: Clary Sage and Jasmine tend to stimulate the Thalamus, to secrete Neurochemicals called Enkephalins, which act as painkillers, which would be a better way to deal with a headache from a frustrating commute, then dulling pain by over the counter pain killers. These Enkephalins enhance feelings of well-being by enhancing the experience with euphoria, naturally giving you a feeling of being uplifted.
You can enhance a date night with your loved one, by drawing a bath and adding Patchouli and Ylang Ylang, which stimulate the Pituitary Gland, which in turn governs the endocrine glands of Thyroid, Adrenals and Sexual Glands. Lighting matching aromatic candles, for scented ambience, and enjoying a bath together before your dinner date, at home or out on the town, can make a measurable difference in your experience and the memories you want to hold on to of your special evening.
The culmination of any day is best spent unwinding, before attempting to fall asleep. Going to sleep with frustrations of work, commute, finances or family trials on your mind, only makes for a restless night of sleep that is not benefitting your body the way it is meant to. A home diffuser would be a great addition to any bedroom. There are electric ones for those who are concerned about falling asleep with a candle burning, and they emit the aroma equally as well, and generally have flickering lights to give the impression of candlelight as well. The best Essential Oils for a restful night are Chamomile and Lavender, which are a beautiful aromatic blend, that effects the Raphe Nucleus, responsible for releasing the Serotonin needed for sleep, as it acts as a sedative, to the brain and in turn to your body. Drawing a hot bath, enhanced with Chamomile and Lavender, emerging with your favorite plush robe, to a bedroom bathed in the scents too, will envelope you in a sense of serene calm that will invite you to fall asleep and truly awaken feeling rested and refreshed.
If you tend to reach for coffee for that added pick me up to start your day, you may like to know you can get a clear sense of “wake-up” feeling by having a car diffuser for your commute that blends Rosemary, Lemongrass and Juniper, for an up-beat stimulation of your senses. These aromas effect the Locus Ceruleus, which secretes Noradrenaline into our system, which will enhance your energy level naturally.
Aromatherapy is a wonderful addition to any spa treatment, as Supple Spa http://www.supplespa.com in New York NY knows full well. However, it doesn’t need to be that limited. Aromatherapy can become part of your every day life, and enhance your well being in ways that are natural and so much more beneficial then the things that have taken their place in over the counter remedies for maladies and difficulties that can be handled by the sensation of the brain and scents of Aromatherapy.