Ease Stress and Improve Sleep Patterns with Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is a therapeutic technique that harnesses the power of scent. The natural fragrance of many plants and flowers is extracted and used to create an essential oil, which can be helpful for treating or easing the symptoms of certain health conditions. When aromatherapy is used in combination with the healing waters of a hot tub, the benefits are truly maximized.

How Can Aromatherapy Ease Stress and Improve Sleep?

If you need less stress and more sleep in your life, aromatherapy can help. This ancient holistic practice has long been used to promote overall wellness. Now, thanks to technology, you can receive all the benefits of aromatherapy in the relaxing atmosphere of your hot tub. When aromatherapy — the use of natural plant extracts to promote health — is combined with hydrotherapy, the health benefits are almost too numerous to list.

Regular hot tub use is not only relaxing but can improve your overall wellness, especially when paired with aromatherapy. When heated water is combined with jet massage, tension melts away and pain is eased. When the right scent is used, those results are magnified. 

If you suffer from stress, anxiety or sleeplessness, taking advantage of the aromatherapy technology provided by your hot tub can help. The warm water will help you to relax, as the effects of buoyancy, massage and aromatherapy work their magic to ease tension, soothe pain, ease stress, and ultimately, help you sleep better.


Have you heard of superfoods? Well, lavender is like the kale of essential oils. This super scent is one of the best remedies for better sleep. In fact, studies have revealed that inhaling lavender prior to bedtime can improve sleep quality and may even treat mild insomnia. That’s because lavender is known to lower blood pressure, heart rate and skin temperature — all of which are essential for a night of successful sleep. Lavender’s calming effect means it’s also a great choice for eliminating stress and easing feelings of anxiety and depression.


This scent places second on our list due to its ability to reduce heart rate which, in turn, lessens stress and promotes relaxation. Gleaned from the flowers of a tree native to India and other tropical areas, ylang-ylang is a powerful healing agent. Inhaling this unique scent can help to eliminate negative emotions, resulting in fewer feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.


Used frequently in Asia to treat stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia, jasmine has long been used to detox the respiratory system. It can be used as a natural sedative at night, but also works to improve mood and alertness during the day.


A popular and soothing fragrance, vanilla is the ideal scent to use when you want to relax. This natural mood booster is an antidepressant that can ease stress and anxiety. It’s also a natural sedative, helping your mind and body to relax.

Pool Brite

As Western New York’s top provider of hot tubs and hot tub accessories, Pool Brite has helped many customers to improve their health with the right spa. Visit our Amherst showroom today to learn more about the benefits of hydrotherapy and aromatherapy. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer questions.

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