Sitting in a hot tub itself is quite therapeutic. It can help improve your circulation, relax your muscles, and allow you to destress in a pleasant environment. There are things you can do to make the best hot tubs even more therapeutic, though, including making use of hot tub aromatherapy. If you’re interested in using your hot tub to improve your mental and emotional health in addition to your physical health, here is a little more information about hot tub aromatherapy.
What Is Aromatherapy?
All aromatherapy, including hot tub aromatherapy, is based on the sense of smell. Studies have linked smell to the part of the brain that is connected to emotions, memory, thoughts, and instinct. Have you ever smelled a fresh pie straight from the oven and immediately thought of the pies your mother baked when you were little? A smell can trigger these memories, which can help you relax, given that they are pleasant ones!
You can also use aromatherapy to create new memories or connect a specific smell to a certain mood or feeling. For example, you can use a vanilla scent in your hot tub every time you get it to relax. Within a few sessions, your brain will start to associate the smell of vanilla with relaxation, peace, and quiet. If you use a vanilla wax melt or burn a vanilla-scented candle in the office after this, you may find that it actually helps you relax in places other than your hot tub.
Aromatherapy in the Hot Tub
While you can do aromatherapy anywhere, it can be a great addition to your hot tub routine. As mentioned earlier, a hot tub provides many different benefits. By engaging your sense of smell, you add another level to the relaxing experience. Now you’re not just relaxing in warm water while looking up at the night sky, you’re doing so while inhaling a wonderful scent that reminds you of some of your happiest times. Add some relaxing music and you’ve created an amazing feast for almost all of your senses.
How do you add aromatherapy to your hot tub? You do have to be careful that you only use hot tub supplies in your hot tub. This means you can’t simply drop essential oils or other scented materials into the water. Doing so can cause your hot tub filter to become gummed up because it’s not designed for oils, which are thicker than water. Doing so could actually damage your filtration system, and that can be costly to repair.
Avoid this by purchasing spa-friendly aromatherapy products from your local hot tub store, such as Jacuzzi Calgary.
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Calgary
Fortunately, hot tub aromatherapy has become quite popular, and there are a number of scented products designed to be added to your hot tub. You’ll find these products as any dealer that specializes in hot tubs and hot tub accessories. They are often quite affordable, too, and you rarely have to add more than a spoonful to your hot tub to fill the air with a lovely scent. If you’re often stressed or want to add another dimension to your relaxing hot tub experience, incorporating aromatherapy can be a great idea.
To learn more about hot tubs and aromatherapy, get in touch with our team at Jacuzzi Calgary today.