What is Aromatherapy?

Essential oils has been widely used for centuries


The Positive Vibes of Using Authentic Aromatherapy – The Blue Bungalow Spa Tells All.
Who has not popped into the local Drugstore to pick up our favorite scented oil in a jar? But, how many of you are aware that scented jar may not necessarily be what is considered an “Authentic” Aromatherapy, otherwise known as an essential oil?

If you are simply looking for something that smells nice, then that little jar can be most acceptable. However, if you’re in search of an aromatherapy that can give you some healing properties, reach for the truly authentic oils.
What is True Aromatherapy Oil? Known as an Essential oil, true aromatherapy oil is derived from the extracts of various plants. The oil can be extracted from roots, seeds, leaves or the blossoms found on the plant. Lavender and Rose are some good examples.

How should these oils be used? There are a variety of ways to put these oils to use.


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-With a diffuser. Bring your SPA experience Home ❤ The oil is essentially heated and the scent wafts through the area allowing you to breath in the healing powers, setting the mood.

You can add a few drops to your bubble bath. Many massages are performed with the use of these oils. Very good for relaxation. You can purchase a specially made pendant to wear around your neck and add your favorite oils. Carry the scent with you through the day.
What are the benefits? 

* It promotes physical healing, can heal fungal infections and rashes.

* These oils also help greatly with pain relief and inflammation.

* And many of us know these oils to be wonderful stress reducers as well as mood lifters. It is believed that through the sense of smell, our brain can associate scents with a variety of things from memories, emotions and feelings as well as positive thoughts.

This takes place through the oils interaction with our hormones and body enzymes. Everyone knows that when we are in a positive mind set the body reacts positively. Perhaps that is what aids in our healing, relaxing and overall feeling better
So next time you reach for the “oil” try Essential Oils. Relax. Sleep. Heal. If you have any questions about aromatherapy please come by us 🙂 at the Blue Bungalow Spa and Wellness. We can help you select the best essential oils and custom tailor your scents just for you! Wide selections at the SPA or shop online!





Massage Therapy Heaven

Did you know that massage therapy is now being used alongside standard treatments for a variety of health issues? Massage has been a client favorite for reducing stress and battling muscle tension for quite some time but, more and more people are now utilizing massage therapy for an increasingly wide variety of health conditions. Grab your cup of tea and read on.

massage therapy blue bungalow spa NY queens rockaway parkBefore I tell you more, you might be wondering “What exactly IS massage?” I’m glad you asked! In simplest terms, massage therapy is the manipulation of the various muscles and connective tissues in a variety of ways. This manipulation aims to increase function, aid in the healing process and to soothe and relieve pain. Massage has been around for thousands of years. Massage boosts the immune system, increases circulatory function, aids in the release of toxins that are harmful to your body, reduces swelling and eliminates the pain associated with a variety of conditions. In addition to all of this, it melts Stress Away

Many people are now using massage therapy alongside their standard health care routine. If you are suffering from any of the following disorders, massage therapy may be an option for you.

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Mood Disorders
• Insomnia
• Fibromyalgia
• Endometriosis
• Joint Pain
• Muscle disorders
• Sports injuries
• Migraines
• Digestive health issues
• Other Chronic pain disorders
• Sprains and Strains
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome

massage therapy Spa & Wellness Rockaway Par NY Blue Bungalow SPaIf you’re considering massage therapy, please always consult your health care provider first. When choosing a massage therapist, make sure they are licensed and insured. You’ll also want to discuss your history of health as well as the health issues for which you are seeking therapy at length with your massage therapist prior to your first visit. This will enable your therapist to treat you most effectively. If you would like to learn more about massage therapy including the different types of massage and what to expect on your first visit, please come by at the Blue Bungalow Spa here in Rockaway and make your appointment. You’ll be glad you did:)