Not much beats the afterglow of being pampered at a luxurious spa. It feels as though you are floating on air and you do not have a care in the world…. Until you get back to reality – be it in the traffic leaving the oasis of your spa, or when you come face-to-face with the kids, dogs, and dirty dishes. Aaaah, it was nice while it lasted. If only there were a way to prolong that sense of serenity and wellbeing.
Features of Heatable Spa Products
- Filled with premium quality lavender and flaxseed to give you that soothing and calming lavender fragrance
- Quick and easy to warm up in the microwave or tumble dryer for a warm spa like treatment at home
- Able to be chilled in the freezer if you are struggling with pulled muscles or pain
- Covered with an ultra-soft cover that can be effortlessly removed and washed by hand or in the washing machine when needed.
These luxury spa masks, along with other Sonoma Lavender Co. heatable spa products offer quick and convenient relief from stress, tension, pain, and cold weather whenever you need it.
What Lavender Can Do for You
Not only is it beautiful to look at, but lavender has also been used to improve sleep quality, uplift emotions and elevate moods, lessen high blood pressure, and treat headaches and indigestion. As long ago as Egyptian, ancient Greek, and Roman times lavender was used in therapeutic ways.
More recently, scientific studies have disproven the idea that lavender is a treatment used by hippies and tree huggers with evidence of the medicinal properties of lavender. Let us take a look at some of the curative uses of lavender.
Stress and Stress-Related Complaints
Feelings of stress are one of the most common complaints of modern time. High-pressure careers, bringing up children, insufficient sleep or exercise, and trying to make ends meet all add to the accumulated stresses of everyday life. According to the American Institute of Stress, 77% of us experience chronic stress. Do not underestimate the dramatic negative impact stress has on your health.
As a nervine, lavender oil has a soothing and calming effect on the nervous system which eases tension and stress. Inhaled lavender works through the limbic system – particularly the amygdalae which influence your ability to feel certain emotions (including fear and the way it causes changes in your body) and the endocrine system which produces hormones that regulate among other things, sleep and mood.
The mood-stabilizing properties of lavender serve to ease anxiety and lift depression. As an anxiolytic, studies have shown it to exhibit effects similar to those of diazepam and chlordiazepoxide in mice.
Its sedative, analgesic, and anticonvulsive properties alleviate restlessness and agitation - inducing sleep and reducing insomnia and fatigue. Research shows that inhaling lavender at bedtime improves sleep onset, quality, and duration while also enhancing daytime energy and vitality.
There is growing evidence that lavender oil is an effective medicament in the treatment of several neurological disorders because of its neuroprotective properties.
Lavender is often used to treat headaches and migraines. It can be inhaled, drunk as a tea, or massaged into the temples, forehead, and behind your ears.
Breathing and Circulation
As pointed out earlier, inhaled lavender functions via a set of structures in the brain known as your limbic system. The autonomic nervous system is part of your limbic system, and it controls your bodily functions such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestion.
The word lavender itself originates from the Latin, lavare, meaning “to wash.” Even the aroma of lavender evokes a feeling of cleanliness. Thanks to lavender’s natural disinfectant and antimicrobial properties, it can kill germs and help to fight colds and flu, sinusitis, and throat. It is also an expectorant, which clears mucus from your upper and lower airways.
Substances in lavender oil are anti-inflammatory which, for people with bronchial asthma, help to reduce the inflammation in their airways.
Because of lavender’s sedative and hypotensive qualities, inhaling its scent can lower high blood pressure and calm heart palpitations.
Breathing in the scent of lavender also offers a break from indigestion and feelings of motion sickness or nausea.
What Heat Can Do for You
Despite what you might think, we humans are not unlike metal! Just like “stress relieving” is a process whereby steel is heated to relieve residual stress originating from the manufacturing process, so heat helps our bodies to destress.
A little temperature change may make a huge difference. An innovative way of reducing anxiety and stress is to use heat therapy. Because our muscles tense and constrict when we are stressed out, we need a way to relax them so that blood can flow properly again. Warmth helps to soften our muscle tissue by encouraging tranquilizing enzymes that act as catalysts to physically treat anxiety.
Heat is also an immune booster because it increases the production of white blood cells in a localized area.
Using heat as a form of instant relief from nervousness can be done by consuming hot stews and soups, enjoying a hot bath, or wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket. The physical change you experience helps your body to relax, which signals your brain to also calm down. But because we all hold tension in different places, being able to apply heat to your eyes, forehead, neck, or any spots needing attention makes the most sense.
Best of Both
Give your strained eyes a rest, soothe your furrowed brow, and quieten your busy mind after a long and stressful day with an eye mask that you can heat or chill. Lie back, close your eyes, and let the magical properties of natural lavender help to relieve your tension, headaches, and sleeplessness.
Sonoma Lavender’s heated spa masks combine the world’s finest botanicals with the most luxurious handcrafted covers to stimulate your senses and boost your personal wellness.