An Alternative Treatment for Seasonal Allergies
Do you suffer from headaches, puffy eyes, sneezing, post nasal drip when the seasons change? It’s getting close to the dreaded time of year for seasonal allergy sufferers. There are lots of medications that can help but if you are like me they make you sleepy and feel like your head is floating like a helium filled balloon over your head. If you would like to try a healthy alternative to antihistamines, here is how massage can help.
Although massage can not eliminate the seasonal allergies, it can help with the symptoms tremendously!
Facial massage relieves the sinuses and gets everything draining more quickly. Clients feel immediate relief. Combine that with eucalyptus oil or Breathe essential oil and you will be able to breathe again in no time.
Sara Geary, a massage therapist at Body Ache Escape, says that she sees lasting benefit for sinus pressure with craniosacral therapy. Craniosacral therapy is a type of bodywork that uses light, effective touch to help a plethora of conditions.
Massage helps the lymph pump more quickly through the body. The lymph nodes carry nutrients and bacteria all over the body. In times of sickness you want to speed the lymph up to help the body get rid of the nastiness (inflammation and bacteria).
Due to all the coughing and sneezing, your shoulders and back are probably aching as well. Massage definitely helps with those tight muscles!
One tip for your massage if you are currently suffering from allergies: start your massage face down. That way you won’t end with the face rest pressure on your sinuses.