Anecdotal evidence points to aromatherapy potentially offering an array of therapeutic benefits, from improving certain physical health symptoms, to promoting relaxation. Aromatherapy uses concentrated aromatic oils extracted from plants to promote well-being and feelings of ease and calm.
Adding aromatherapy oils to your steam shower can transform an ordinary activity into a luxury experience.
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils and other plant extracts for physical and mental well-being. The practice has been around for thousands of years and continues to prove itself as an effective holistic therapy.
Simply put, aromatherapy is the act of applying diluted oils topically to the skin or inhaling the scent generated by the oils. Aromatherapy through inhalation stimulates the brain and affects many systems in the body, such as the limbic system, respiratory and circulatory systems, and hormones.
This can lead to incredible benefits for your body and your mind.
Steam Shower Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a powerful tool on its own. And if you want to take its benefits to the next level, try adding essential oils to your steam shower routine. A ThermaSol shower steamhead offers a spa-like experience right in your home shower by releasing hot steam that can relax and detoxify your body and relieve sore muscles. Its essential oil reservoir allows you to combine the power of aromatherapy with the luxury of a steam shower for increased relaxation and well-being.
Simply pick your essential oil scent based on the results you desire, add a few drops to the steamhead essential oil reservoir before starting your shower, then enjoy the amazing combination of scents and steam.
8 Benefits of Aromatherapy in Your Steam Shower
Aromatherapy has been found to have many positive effects on physical health, as well as psychological benefits. Here are eight benefits you can experience by using aromatherapy in your steam shower.
1. Anti-nausea benefits
Many essential oils may have anti-nausea benefits. Aromatherapy may be able to improve digestion, relieve gas, and eliminate stress that can lead to nausea.
2. Relief from headaches and muscle pain
Essential oils can soothe tired, crampy and overworked muscles. They can also alleviate the stress that may lead to tension headaches.
3. Antimicrobial and antiviral benefits
Many essential oils have been found to be effective against viruses and bacteria. If you’re beginning to feel a cold or flu coming on, taking a steam shower combined with aromatherapy could ease symptoms.
4. Improved circulation
Some essential oils are known to improve circulation. Improved blood circulation can help to keep your body healthy.
5. Decreased stress and anxiety
Aromatherapy can oftentimes help relieve stress and anxiety, leading to increased feelings of relaxation and well-being.
6. Improve the feeling of restfulness upon waking
We know that using a steam shower can help you have a more restful nights’ sleep but if you often wake up in the morning and still feel tired, try using aromatherapy in the shower before bed. It can improve the quality of your sleep, so you wake up feeling rested.
7. Increased focus and creativity
Aromatherapy can increase focus and creativity by stimulating the brain and improving concentration. It also can reduce the tension and distraction that may stand in the way of clear thinking.
8. Allergy relief
Depending on where you live, millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies. Using an essential oil like eucalyptus can help open your sinuses up naturally.
Best Scents for Aromatherapy
There are many aromatherapy scents to choose from, each offering unique benefits. There are several scents that may stand out from the rest, thanks to the well-documented positive impacts they have on the mind and body.
- Lavender works best in the evening to help calm the mind and promote restful sleep.
- Eucalyptus is best used in the morning to improve energy and can be used after workouts to soothe sore muscles and potentially help with those seasonal allergies!
- Rosemary is thought to increase concentration and reduce stress by lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
- Geranium can decrease feelings of tension, relieve fatigue and balance hormones.
- Ylang-Ylang assists in reducing stress and may be used in the morning to increase energy levels.
- Bergamot Citrus can reduce stress and fatigue plus improve overall feelings of well-being.
As you experiment with different scents, you will learn how they affect your body and mind so you can create the experience you are looking for every time you step in the shower. Speak to a ThermaSol specialist to learn more about how you can improve your health by combining the powers of aromatherapy and steam showers.