FROM PSYCHO-AROMATHERAPY TO OLFACTORY REALITY: THE CASE OF THE OLFACTORY TESTS
WHO: Luca is an aromatherapy expert whose extensive study of the subject has led him to become an internationally recognised expert on the various disciplines of which aromatherapy is composed, including: applied aromatherapy, the study and use of essential oils for health and well-being; psycho-aromatherapy, the study of the psychological effects of essential oils; subtle aromatherapy, the study of the influences of essential oils on the energy and spiritual existence; and aroma-spa, the study and formulation of beauty products based on essential oils.
WHAT: How can perfumes influence our emotions, thoughts and memories? Smell is a unique sense that is directly connected to the hypothalamus – which is part of the reason why olfactory memory is stronger than visual memory. With this in mind, Luca Fortuna developed a psycho-aromatherapy-based process to investigate the objective relation between smells and emotions, along with the subjective relation between self-identity, wellbeing and olfactory stimuli. This workshop will introduce the olfactory tests and their application inside the Borgo Egnazia VAIR SPA, from the SPA concept to the consultation and treatment services.