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Today we change aromatherapy, again.

Los Angeles, CA , April 12, 2017 (Newswire.com) – MONQ® therapeutic air® launches a fresh line of personal aromatherapy blends modeled after Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of forest therapy. Inspired by nature’s most calming and therapeutic regions, the Feel Nature™ series by MONQ includes three new terpene-rich aromatherapy blends in Forest, Ocean, and Mountain, each formulated with organic plants from the respective geographic locations. The complete line will be available for pre-order today.

“Over the years, forest therapy, sometimes called forest bathing, has been shown to produce substantial health benefits, helping individuals feel less stressed and happier,” said MONQ Founder, Eric S. Fishman, M.D. “We now know a significant part of that benefit is caused by scent, or more specifically, the terpenes emitted by the surrounding flora. In essence, what we’ve done with MONQ’s new Feel Nature line is employ those same mood enhancing scents and provide a unique delivery method whereby individuals can experience the forest, or the beach, or the mountains from wherever they happen to be.”

Setting itself apart from traditional aromatherapy diffusers, which provide a less direct and more short-term effect on the senses, MONQ has optimized and modernized aromatherapy by introducing a completely new diffusion technology that bathes the olfactory bulb directly. Via its pocket-sized personal aromatherapy device, MONQ diffuses organic essential oils straight in through the mouth, past the olfactory bulb, and out through the nose. Now, with its additional implementation of geographically specific aromas, the company is innovating the aromatherapy industry once again.

“Our mission is simply to empower individuals with on-demand access to the soothing effects of nature,” said Dr. Fishman. “Just as we may visualize the calming waves of an ocean or the towering views of the forest, we can now further transport our minds with smell. After all, scent is known to be the strongest link to our memories. It doesn’t matter if you are meditating in your living room, sitting in traffic on the freeway, or sitting behind a desk at the office, with MONQ’s Feel Nature line, you have the ability to forest, ocean, or mountain bathe at any given moment.”

Combining pure organic aromas like Douglas fir, eucalyptus, juniper, and Scotch pine with its game-changing diffusion technology, Feel Nature by MONQ is signaling a new era of aromatherapy made for the modern lifestyle.

“An increasingly large body of scientific literature supports the notion that humans gain real physiological benefit from immersing themselves in the sensory experience of the natural world. We tested more than one hundred formulas to find the right combinations of scent molecules that best capture the sensations and emotions induced by each of three environments,” said Chief Scientific Officer for MONQ, Preston Campbell, PhD. “Composed of pure essential oils from plants found throughout forests, beaches, and mountains, our three blends provide the benefits of forest therapy via the one sense proven to most effectively evoke memory and emotion.”

As always, all MONQ blends are entirely free of tobacco, nicotine, and artificial chemicals. Additionally, each personal aromatherapy device is recyclable and responsibly sourced using only the purest organic ingredients and the highest quality materials. 


How Do You Feel When You Walk In Nature?

Nashville, TN, April 5, 2016 – Inspired by Forest Therapy, Eric Fishman, MD created MONQ® Personal Diffusers to simulate the experience of breathing fresh forest air.

A Western-trained physician, Fishman learned about aromatherapy through yoga teacher training and now hopes to modernize the ancient tradition with Therapeutic Air®, MONQ’s custom formulas delivered elegantly through sleek pocket-sized diffusers.

MONQ works similarly to a traditional home diffuser, yet instead of living on a table-top, MONQ’s tiny devices fit in your pocket and go with you throughout the day. Further, instead of receiving essential oil blends ambiently through the room, MONQ users directly breathe organic plant mixtures into their mouth and out through their nose.

Fishman calls this “Personal Aromatherapy,” and when asked why we should directly breathe plants in the first place, he says that the closer the aroma gets to the olfactory bulb in the nose, the stronger the sensation and effects will be. Relating back to Forest Therapy, he notes that “The compounds you’re breathing in through MONQ are the same natural compounds you’re breathing in the forest. And doing so with MONQ is the most efficient method available, when outside of a natural environment.”

Scientific research, such as notable work by Japan’s Qing Li, shows that spending time in nature makes people feel happier and less stressed; and the sense of smell has been discretely identified as a primary factor in producing these effects. Fishman discusses a widespread nature deficiency, saying “It seems meaningful that the world’s migration to cities has co-occurred with record reports of anxiety.”

People indeed have heated aromatic compounds for thousands of years: First came fire, then the stovetop, then the bedside diffuser. Now, MONQ uses miniature diffusion to create the most convenient form of aromatherapy in the discipline’s long history. And many fans consider it a highly effective form as well. Seattle health coach Bridgette Doremus said “Happy MONQ is a fantastic mood booster. I take it around with me for an instant pick me up!”

Each of the seven MONQ blends inspires a different desirable state. Choose Zen, Vibrant, Active, Healthy, Sleepy, Sexy, or Happy; and breathe in an eclectic mix of spices, citrus, and florals associated with that feeling. Individual blends are $20, and all 7 come together for $119.

From the company’s start in July 2014, MONQ has emphasized elegance and portability. And the newly released MONQstyleTM necklace makes their modern aromatherapy even more stylish and convenient. Fishman said, “Why not bring wellness into more aspects of daily life? MONQ users can experience aromatherapy while commuting, working, exercising, and even while actually experiencing nature firsthand.”

Despite a surface resemblance to vaping, all MONQ diffusers are free of tobacco, nicotine, artificial flavors and chemicals. And in fact, MONQ’s most enthusiast fans are yogis and other health-conscious people critical of many lifestyle products. Christina Smith, a makeup artist in Los Angeles, said “Holistic healing & healthy living are so important to me, and MONQ is a part of my daily routine now.”

MONQ Personal Diffusers and MONQstyle necklaces are available now at MONQ.com. Receive a complimentary diffuser when you send back 8 used ones to be recycled.

Visit MONQ.com for more information, including a safety endorsement by a world-renowned expert on essential oil safety. For news and exclusive content, follow @MyMONQ on Twitter and Instagram, and MONQ on Facebook.


Therapeutic Air Premieres at the
58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Gift Bags

NASHVILLE, TN (February 04, 2016) – Presenters and Performers at the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will receive a lavish gift bag worth an estimated $25,000. Amongst the luxuries given to Adele, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and others, one unique gift is MONQ® Therapeutic Air®, a portable forest of inhalable healthy plants.
Modeled after Forest Therapy (a meditative walk through nature known to help people relax), MONQ delivers fresh plant aromas to active urbanites whose environments lack these relaxing botanics. People who breathe fresh forest air are happier and more relaxed, and MONQ aspires to bring this experience, no matter the geographic. MONQ users breathe all natural flowers, citrus, and spices through a small personal inhaler. The result is reconnection with nature and healthy well-being.

This year’s GRAMMYs gift bags, presented by Distinctive Assets, include three MONQ blends: ZenMONQ (orange, frankincense, ylang-ylang); VibrantMONQ (lemon, ginger, spearmint); and HappyMONQ (vanilla, thyme, fennel). These all-natural blends inspire emotional states ranging from meditative to excited. Founder Eric Fishman, MD explains, “Just as different music inspires different emotions, MONQ is based on designing emotional states through different plant combinations. Feeling good can be completely healthy, and that’s what we’re looking to promote at theGRAMMYs this year.”
The GRAMMY Awards will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Fishman went on to say, “We’re thrilled to join the celebration this year with our gift to naturally calm the nerves for all the Presenters and Performers. Thank you for choosing us as the preferred form of aromatherapy!”

About MONQ

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, MONQ, LLC, is a recyclable, personal aromatherapy diffuser that is used to directly breathe organic plants. Available in seven natural blends, MONQ is free of nicotine, tobacco, and artificial chemicals. Individual MONQ blends are $20. For more information about MONQ, please visit MONQ.com. For news and exclusive content, follow @MyMONQ on Instagram, and MONQ on Facebook.