Many of today’s savvy spa-goers expect the use of aromatherapy in the lobby area of a spa to greet them as they enter, and they look forward to experiencing the benefits of aromatherapy in the treatment room, but there are other ways a spa can incorporate aromatherapy into the spa experience. Here are some unconventional ways spas can utilize essential oils:
- Customize inhalations to treat clients’ needs. “As guests arrive, they may have a hard time disconnecting from all of life’s daily pressures and stressors,” says Natura Bissé’s Hanna Ralston. “It is extremely difficult in this day and age to enjoy the present moment. Incorporating inhalations that include specific aromatherapies for specific purposes—relax, energize, etc.— will help the esthetician to transport guests to a place of complete wellbeing.”
- Utilize aromatherapy throughout the spa and extend it to a resort spa client’s guest room. “Infuse steam in facial treatments or steam rooms, infuse into hot towel compresses for all spa treatments, diffuse as a spa signature aroma or in relaxation lounges, or provide a relaxing essential oil blend as part of a turn-down service for resorts with a spa,” says Aromatherapy Associates's Kimberlee Geng.
- Use a diffuser throughout the spa. “Utilizing diffusers in the spa is great, because it creates an inviting atmosphere for guests,” says Epicuren Discovery’s Monique White. “It signals to the mind that they are in a place of relaxation.”