Aromatherapy Services

Aromatherapy is a holistic modality that uses medicinal grade therapeutic essential oils to promote overall health and wellbeing. Essential oils are highly fragrant natural extracts taken from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant. Different essential oils have different effects on the individual, such as:


Lavendar essiential oils are used in Aromatherapy services

Lavender essential oils are used in aromatherapy services

  • Anxiety and stress relief
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Pain relief


Orange essiential oils are used in Aromatherapy services

Orange essential oils are used in Aromatherapy services.

  • Antidepressant
  • Immunity booster
  • Decreases inflammation pain


Peppermint essiential oils are used in Aromatherapy services

Peppermint essential oils are used in Aromatherapy services.

  • Clears respiratory passages
  • Decreases indigestion and nausea
  • Eases headache pain

Aromatherapy is delivered through inhalation to promote overall health and wellbeing. The choice of essential oil used will be tailored to a patient’s individual needs.

Request An Aromatherapy Session

Patients should notify their nurse to request an Aromatherapy session. Once scheduled, a trained practitioner will conduct a session in your room.

For more information about our free Aromatherapy program, please speak with your physician or contact the Complementary Therapies Coordinator at 845-333-2259.

Garnet Health Medical Center’s Aromatherapy program is made possible by the Holistic Health Consultants of the Hudson Valley with generous support from the Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Aromatherapy Help Patients?

Conducted in a quiet environment, a trained practitioner guides the patient into a relaxed state through controlled breath and inhalation techniques. The fragrances in the oils stimulate nerves in the nose, sending impulses to the part of the brain that controls memory and emotion. As a result, the body and mind are relaxed.

Why Should I Consider Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy has been known to relieve stress and stimulate the body’s natural immune defenses. It has also been used to help physical and mental health conditions, which may include infection, inflammation and pain, depression, insomnia and high blood pressure.

Is Aromatherapy Safe?

Aromatherapy is a safe, non-invasive relaxation technique performed by Garnet Health Medical Center’s trained and experienced staff. As with any treatment, patients should not undergo Aromatherapy without first consulting a doctor. Pregnant women should not use aromatherapy, as some oils may cause uterine contractions.

Is Aromatherapy Available for All Patients?

Garnet Health Medical Center offers Aromatherapy to patients who are 18 years of age and older.

How Will I Feel After an Aromatherapy Session?

There is some scientific data that supports the effectiveness of Aromatherapy, however each person will respond differently. Feelings can range from refreshed and relaxed to comfortable and stress free. Some healthcare professionals find it to be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety which in turn allows the body to heal more quickly.

What are the Benefits of Aromatherapy?

Patients in the hospital setting experience many stressors that can weaken the function of the immune system and interfere with healing. Aromatherapy focuses on relaxing the body, improving its ability to deal with stress and pain. Benefits of Aromatherapy include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Deep relaxation
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased blood flow throughout the body
  • Improved rate of tissue repair
  • Improved emotional wellbeing

Is There a Fee for Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is a complimentary service offered by Garnet Health Medical Center during a patient’s hospital stay.

How Long is an Aromatherapy Session?

Sessions can last as long as it takes to provide therapeutic results based on the patient’s needs.

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