Guide to aromatherapy from The Address, Dubai Marina
Time Out Dubai has a guide to aromatherapy from The Address, Dubai Marina, with information on essentials oils and treatments in Dubai
Patchouli This oil is traditionally used in ancient Chinese medicine to treat skin problems such as acne, eczema and chapped skin. However, when it comes to massage, patchouli helps improve the mood and acts as a topical antidepressant.
Rose Who doesn’t want to smell like a fresh bouquet of roses? Apart from the sensory experience it offers, rose essential oil is an antiseptic when applied topically, as well as an instant mood reviver. You can also use this as your daily perfume.
Eucalyptus Its sharp smell takes time to get used to. It is pungent and incredibly successful in treating colds and coughs. In terms of massage, eucalyptus helps ease muscle tension and ligament issues. Keep a bottle of this at home to rub on mosquito bites or any other itchy spots.
Lavender This floral, earthy and fresh aroma is invigorating in so many ways. As an essential oil, it promotes ultimate relaxation. It can improve the quality of your sleep, especially if you usually struggle with it.
Peppermint The strong mint aroma is all about waking you up and making you feel refreshed. If you’re suffering from a lack of concentration or focus, dab some peppermint oil on to your temples and pulse points and feel the magic happen almost instantly.
Four to try Aromatherapy experiences
Let your emotions take the lead and direct the kind of in-chair massage you’d like to have at The Nail Spa. Choose between five colours and scents and press play on relaxation. Dhs150. www.thenailspa.com.
Balanced guru oil blend
When a little bottle comes packed with marjoram, rosemary, Bulgarian rose and bergamot, you know you’re in for an aromatic treat. Keep this on your bedside table for a pre-bed ritual. Dhs110. www.glamazle.com.
Perle & Caviar Prestige
Want the benefits of active ingredients but not the oily residue? Try Perle & Caviar’s Prestige Treatment, which is packed with all the good stuff and promises to balance your complexion. Dhs299. www.arnaud-institut.com.
A massage goes a long way, and this 60-minute session at Westin Abu Dhabi starts with a heated compress that helps back muscles relax before a Swedish massage leaves you uplifted. Dhs410. westinabudhabigolfresort.com.