Aromatherapy has been popular for decades in spaces of relaxation like yoga studios and spas. But it’s gaining momentum as an integrative therapy for many ailments and conditions that plague our modern society.
Essential oils are the foundation of aromatherapy and are actually concentrated extracts of the leaves, roots and blossoms of plants. Used therapeutically for thousands of years by cultures throughout the world, ancient people relied on it to relieve pain, treat illness, promote relaxation and improve mood.
“Aromatherapy is such a great tool to have in your self-care arsenal,” says Progressive Health Center’s Jennifer Davis, certified aromatherapist. “If you’ve never used aromatherapy for health and wellness, I definitely encourage giving it a try. It’s affordable, easy to use and best of all it can really help your body heal and feel better.”
The Employee Wellness Lounge at Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center has a full aromatherapy bar for experimentation. We invite employees to come in, learn about all the ways you can use it for your own well-being.