Massage and aromatherapy are two indulgences that have been proven to be beneficial for health. Massage is believed to improve immunity, lower blood pressure, and even lessen depression and anxiety http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/massage/SA00082. There are dozens of medical benefits from massage, but there is no denying that massage can also be sensual and romantic.
Like massage, aromatherapy has been associated with stress relief, relaxation, and boosting the immune system. While aromatherapy is not a cure for illness, it is believed to help the body release endorphins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphin) which can create a feeling of well-being. It’s human nature to respond positively to pleasant scents.
Essential oils are concentrated oils that carry a distinctive scent, or essence, of a plant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_oil). Quality massage oils, aromatherapy oils, lotions, and candles use essential oils to create rich, aromatic fragrances making them excellent Valentine’s Day gifts. Here are a few that you and your Valentine can try:
Carol’s Daughter makes a product called Love Butter. It’s a blend of natural butters (Shea and cocoa). Sweet almond oil, along with other essential oils and fragrances, create a spicy, aromatic cream that would enhance any massage experience. Love Butter is a honey, cinnamon, and brown sugar scented body butter that comes with a cinnamon stick pressed right in the center of the product. It is just one of several body butters that can make a massage more perfect. The link to the Carol’s Daughter website is: http://www.carolsdaughter.com/.
Black Currant Vanilla Sensual Massage Oil contains sunflower oil (rich in vitamin E). The fragrance of this oil is sweet and divine. It can be massaged directly onto the skin. Or, it can be added to warm running bath water. Bath & Body Works carries this and other massage oils that would make romantic Valentine’s Day gifts.
Slatkin & Co. candles are also available at Bath and Body Works. These candles don’t even need to be lit in order to scent a room. They burn from 40 to 65 hours. They come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The Pineapple Orchid candle is made from a blend of white orchid, pineapple, and black currant. It’s aromatherapy at its best.
There are two Bath & Body Works locations in Lakeland, Florida. One location is at the Lakeside Village Mall, 1441 Town Center Drive, Lakeland 33803. The other location is at the Lakeland Square Mall, 3800 U.S. Highway 98 North, Lakeland 33809. The website is: http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/home/index.jsp.
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