It’s true, essential oils and aromatherapy—one of the most common add-on’s to different spa treatments—offer multiple health benefits to fight off illness in the cold weather.


According to a recent article on, aromatherapy may offer more than just comfort to those fighting cold and flu symptoms this season. It may help cure, and even prevent these symptoms from appearing altogether! Lavender, one of the most popular aromatherapy oils, has antiseptic properties, as does eucalyptus oil. These can help fight off germs and help your skin stay clean of bacteria. Inhaling essential oils, like during a spa treatment, can also aid decongestion and ease inflammation.

The menthol in another favorite essential oil, peppermint, also helps to ease breathing difficulties, and the astringent eases inflammation. Menthol even releases a temperature sensor that tricks the brain into thinking it’s no longer congested!

These options sound a whole lot more enjoyable than coughing down horrible-tasting cough and cold medicine or laying on the couch all day with a tissue stuffed up your nose. So go, my friends, take your new found scientific knowledge and head to the spa to prevent that oncoming cold!

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Here we have spa deals that include aromatherapy, lavender, peppermint and more all for your health & wellness benefit (and relaxation!) this season…

$50 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage with 20 Minute Sauna Session at Rosa Beauty Spa in Brooklyn, NY (was $105)

$110 60 Minute Signature Aromatherapy Massage at Healing Waters & Cosmetic Clinic in Durham, NC (was $115)

$119 90 Minute Lemongrass and Lavender Aromatherapy Warm Stone Massage at Osetra Wellness Massage Therapy Center in San Mateo, CA (was $140)

$79 50 Minute Calming Lavender Massage at Rachele Rose Day Spa in Hartsdale, NY (was $105)

$98 Spa Package includes 60 Minute Aroma Massage and 60 Minute Deep Cleansing Facial at Knot Knot Wellness Lounge in Pennington, NJ (was $136)

$50 50 Minute Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, Back Scrub and Warming Heat Pack at Little Tor Skin Care Studio in New City, NY (was $95)

$60 45 Minute Therapeutic Massage with Essential Oils at Euro Day Spa & Salon in Winter Park, FL (was $90)

$29 25 Minute Peppermint Foot Treatment with Scrub and Massage at Spa Moments in Engelwood, CO (was $59)

$65 50 Minute Essential Seasonal Aromatherapy Massage at Legends Hair Designs & Day Spa in Stony Brook, NY (was $95)

$99 90 Minute Hot Stone Massage with Aromatherapy at Bodywaves Therapeutic Massage in Boston, MA (was $139)

$99 90 Minute Aromatherapy Massage with Lavender at Euphoria Massage & Spa in Little Falls, NJ (was $149)

$99 120 Minute Deluxe Massage including Aromatherapy and Hot Towels at NAMTI Spa in Sedona, AZ (was $130)

$79 60 Minute Relax and Restore Aroma Massage at Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre in West Palm Beach, FL (was $110)

$55 60 Minute Hot Stone Massage with Aromatherapy at Laura LaMontanaro, LMT in Plainview, NY (was $80)

Check out for more options near your hometown!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

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