Many of us deal with stress on a daily basis, and while the causes and levels at which we experience this stress may differ, I think we can all agree that our stress levels build as the holiday season approaches; wreaking havoc on our sleep patterns, patience, concentration and decision making ability. Of course, there’s nothing set in stone that says we have to surrender our sanity in the pursuit of “a pair of Hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots”.
According to Sandra Nichols, Manager of the Spa at Honor’s Haven Resort, “While the best way to avoid holiday stress would be to completely avoid stress triggers like long lines, traffic and crowds, this just isn’t realistic. Fortunately, derailing the surplus of physical symptoms, like insomnia, high blood pressure and tension that can accompany holiday stress, is as easy as making a spa appointment.”
|Sandra Nichols, Spa Manager at
The Spa at Honor’s Haven Resort
Nichols, an esthetician who also teaches aromatherapy, identifies Aromatherapy Massage as the undisputed champion among spa treatments when it comes to restoring balance to mind and body during one of the most stressful times of the year, and lavender, according to Nichols, definitely reigns supreme when it comes to resolving the following stress related manifestations:
– Nervous Tension
– Emotional Stress
– Elevated Blood Pressure
So what exactly is Aromatherapy Massage, and how does it work? Aromatherapy Massage is the practice of adding essential oils derived from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, and roots to a base oil to enhance the psychological and physical well-being of a client during a massage. The combination of inhalation (to stimulate brain function) and skin absorption (whole body systemic healing and pain relief) contributes to the improvement of the mind, body, and soul triad.
To learn more about the Spa at Honor’s Haven Resort and its available services or to book an Aromatherapy Massage visit www.honorshaven.comor call (845) 210-1600, ext. 3087.
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