Aromatherapy

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Essential oils for body, mind, and soul

Aromatherapy works with essential oils extracted from plants. During therapy, the oils can be absorbed by the body in various forms and provide relaxation, stress relief and well-being. Since the essential oils come from medicinal plants, they also help with a variety of health complaints. In our wellness hotels around the world you can enjoy a relaxing time surrounded by the pleasant scent of healing oils and recharge your batteries.

History: From the Egyptians to the Romans

Did you know that essential oils have been used to treat for more than 9000 years? For example, the ancient Egyptians already used the unique power of the medicinal plants. It is said that the ancient Greeks learned from the Egyptians and the Romans in turn built on this knowledge. In almost all cultures the oils of the medicinal plants were and are used to regulate diseases or for spiritual ceremonies.

Nowadays, we find them mainly in the field of naturopathy. The oils are very useful here because they act on the limbic system - the part of the brain that controls the development of feelings and associations. In addition, certain clinical pictures can be specifically treated by inhalation.

The world of medicinal plants is vast, and there are almost as many essential oils as there are fragrant plants: You have certainly heard of lavender oil, tea tree oil, orange, rose or lemon oil. But what about thyme, oregano or anise oil? Valuable oils can also be made from eucalyptus, peppermint, vanilla and cinnamon and many more.


Aromatherapy: Use

Essential oils are used for

Inhalation

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Essential oils can be inhaled directly or alternatively used as a room scent, which is a little gentler. The oils can thus stimulate emotional activity and have local or systemic effects on our organs.

Oil Massages

As a massage oil, the use of essential oils has also proven its effectiveness. To avoid irritation, the oils must always be diluted. Aromatherapy massage is a popular treatment in wellness hotels and improves the well-being.

Baths

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Aroma baths with vegetable oils are suitable for the relief of cold symptoms. The substances are absorbed both by inhalation and through the skin (percutaneously).

Compresses

Another possible treatment is compresses with essential oils, which can also be part of aromatherapy. A cloth is soaked in flavoured water and placed on the face for a few minutes.

Aromatherapy and sauna

Saunas are a particularly beneficial form of disease prevention. With traditional infusions, 100% natural aromas provide an extra portion of relaxation.

Taking essential oils

Did you know that essential oils can also be taken orally? Only the best quality oils may be used for this purpose, e.g. in the form of tea or for flavouring food.


Aromatherapy: Effect of essential oils

In general, it can be said that the most popular fields of treatment for essential oils are the following:

  • Depressive moods, stress, fear and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Concentration disorders
  • Cold, respiratory tract infections
  • Skin diseases like acne, eczema
  • Muscle tensions
  • Digestive disorders
  • To strengthen the immune system

Rest, strength and well-being through essential oils

At this point we would like to introduce you to some of the most famous oils and their effects.

Harmony for mind and soul: When used correctly, many essential oils can have a positive effect on our psyche by calming us down or even lifting our spirits.

  • Aromatherapy for depression: Orange oil has a mood-lifting, relaxing and anti-depressant effect. Rose oil is also a classic antidepressant, which provides for a relaxed, meditative state. St. John's wort oil is also effective against depressive moods, restlessness and sleep disorders.
  • Aromatherapy against stress: Many of the essential oils have a particularly calming effect. These include rosemary oil, which is used to treat psychological complaints such as nervous depression or anxiety. Its calming effect also helps to relax tense muscles. Thyme also has a calming effect and thus helps with headaches or insomnia, for example. Chamomile is another plant known for its calming properties. Finally, an end to irritability and worries!
  • Aromatherapy for better sleep: Probably most famous for its calming effect is valerian oil, which also has antispasmodic and sleep-inducing properties. Lavender oil also promotes carefree sleep. It is even said to help against nightmares.
  • Aromatherapy for more concentration: Eucalyptus, rosemary and lemongrass increase concentration. Basil oil also promotes concentration and makes the head clearer. At the same time, it has a relaxing effect by increasing the production of anti-stress hormones. If necessary, aromatherapy can also help with dementia.
  • Aromatherapy for mood: True mood enhancers are rose oil, neroli oil, lemongrass, vanilla and lavender. The lavender scent activates especially the right hemisphere of the brain, which is responsible for feeling.

 

Vitality and health: Many essential oils have been proven to help with physical complaints. They relieve pain or can promote healthy digestion.

  • Aromatherapy for colds and respiratory problems: Cedar wood oil has antiseptic and expectorant properties for respiratory diseases. Eucalyptus oil has an expectorant effect for bronchitis. Thyme is also said to have a cold-relieving effect. Furthermore, the immune system can be strengthened by aromatherapy.
  • Disinfecting oils: Among other things, the all-round talent tea tree oil also has a disinfecting effect. As a room fragrance, it is therefore helpful for inflammations of the forehead or sinuses or can be applied in diluted form directly to wounds or damaged skin. Lavender, clove, sage, eucalyptus and chamomile also have a disinfecting effect. Oregano oil can be used as a natural antibiotic thanks to its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effect.
  • Analgesic oils: Peppermint oil is a real pain killer! It’s particularly beneficial for stomach or headaches. It can also defeat the pain of colds. By the way, a real all-rounder in this area is camomile oil, which - if used correctly - makes digestive and menstrual problems and inflamed wounds more bearable. Marjoram oil, on the other hand, is super effective against sore muscles, pulled muscles and tension. This category also includes cajeput, bergamot, geranium and many more.
  • Digestive oils: Anise oil has a relaxing effect and has a positive influence on the digestive organs. Cinnamon oil also stimulates digestion and promotes blood circulation. These oils can even help to put an end to gastro-intestinal problems.

Aromatherapy in our hotels

Recently, naturopathic treatments have become much more popular again. Therefore, numerous wellness hotels also use essential oils to pamper their guests. Whether aroma massages, aroma baths, aroma sea salt treatments, aroma sauna infusions or "aroma journeys" to exotic countries: Aromatherapy is a blessing for body and soul and for each guest the aromas are mixed individually according to their wishes and needs.

By the way, aromatherapy may only be practiced by so-called aromatherapists. These are usually doctors, alternative practitioners or psychotherapists with additional training. With our partner hotels we make sure that you are in good hands.

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FAQ - Aromatherapy

What is aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy uses essential oils from medicinal plants to alleviate illnesses or to enhance general well-being.


How are essential oils obtained?

The most common method of obtaining essential oils is steam distillation. Here the plants are heated by steam. The steam drives the essential oil out of the plant and the fragrances are collected in a second, cooled pot.


Do essential oils help against diseases?

Absolutely. Many essential oils are said to have an antibiotic or even antiviral effect, so they can help with colds and infections. Others are used to treat gastrointestinal disorders or skin diseases. Essential oils can also provide relief for mild psychological problems. Thus, they are often used to treat inner restlessness, depressive moods or sleep disorders.


For which symptoms can aromatherapy be used?

For colds, respiratory infections, skin diseases, digestive problems, concentration problems, muscle pain, depressive moods, stress, restlessness, sleep disorders and to strengthen the immune system.


How do the hotels use aromatherapy?

If you book a wellness stay with aromatherapy, you can expect aromatherapy massages, aroma baths or aromatic sea salt treatments. The body can also absorb the precious oils through compresses and packs.


What is an aroma massage?

During a soothing massage, essential oils can be used in many different ways. Either they evaporate under a candle or scented lamp or they are added to the massage oil and thus reach the skin directly. During the massage, the patient can concentrate fully on the unfolding scents. By the way, the massage technique can vary from the classic to the hot stone massage. Muscular complaints, migraines, restlessness or even sleep disorders can be treated with the aromatherapy massage.


What does a hotel stay including aromatherapy cost?

In southern Lithuania you can prevent burnout with aromatherapy. For 5 nights in a double room, with half board and with great treatments like a full body aromatherapy massage or an amber aroma music therapy you pay almost € 600 per person. But it can also be really luxurious: If you are willing to spend € 1800 for 5 days of stress management, you can expect first class aromatherapy treatments in one of the best Spa & Yoga retreats for holistic therapies, in the picturesque Himalayas. Contact us and together we will find the perfect offer for you.


Do essential oils have side effects?

Essential oils are natural products, which, when dosed correctly, have no side effects. In high doses, however, essential oils can be dangerous, so they should never be used undiluted. However, the aromatherapists in our hotels know about the dosage guidelines. Caution is advised during pregnancy.


Can the oils cause allergies?

If you are predisposed to it, the use of essential oils can cause allergic reactions. Therefore, please inform yourself about your allergies beforehand and inform the hotel staff before treatment.

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