Aromatherapy and Facials, the Perfect Combo

Aromatherapy sounds “new age” but has actually been around for thousands of years. Distillation of plant and flower extracts were used in medical therapies in ancient cultures all over the world. In fact, the father of medicine himself, Hippocrates, studied the use of herbs and plants with massage in order to promote healing.

What is more modern is our understanding of the two main ways aromatherapy works.

The first, obviously, has to do with scent. Scientists now know that smells can stimulate our emotions in a variety of ways. This is because the portion of our brain that processes scent is connected to the part that processes emotions. When one is stimulated, the other reacts. So, when a person inhales a soothing scent like lavender oil, they receive an emotional trigger to relax.

The other part of aromatherapy has to do with the touch. True aromatherapy generally includes massaging essential oils into the skin to help your body stimulate blood flow and break down toxins. This, in turn, improves your health and well-being.

Which is why pairing essential oils with relaxing facials is the perfect way to use aromatherapy to its full potential.

Our DeStress Me Facial begins with basic deep cleaning and pore softening but also offers a soothing massage of the neck face, décolleté, shoulders and upper back. This treatment is combined with the euphoric aromas of doTERRA essential oils so two of your strongest senses—touch and smell—can work together to help you become a more relaxed, vibrant you!

For more information on essential oils or our other relaxing spa treatments, please contact us at 702-496-2066 or