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Friday, November 30, 2012 - 12:37am
Here's an excuse to go to the spa.
A new study suggests short-term exposure to the essential oils used for aromatherapy may lower your risk for heart problems.
Researchers in Taiwan studied 100 healthy, non-smoking spa workers who were exposed to essential oils for two hours in a lab.
They found their blood pressure and heart rate went down 15 minutes after the start of the study, and lasted an hour.
Experts believe short-term exposure to aromatherapy appears to have a positive impact on heart health.