It’s officially spring and for many residents in the Valley of the Sun, that means prime allergy season. As the temperatures rise, you’ll notice an uptick in blooms in Arizona’s diverse plant life. For humans, often the spring season is riddled with itchy eyes, sinus congestion and pain, and headaches.
This year, we want to recommend combating seasonal allergies with massage. As a multifaceted tool to complement any wellness routine, regular massage therapy sessions can provide much-needed relief for a wide variety of conditions.
As a natural remedy rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, massage has a longstanding history of helping individuals with varied ailments like anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, and more.
Here’s how massage works to decrease an allergy sufferer’s symptoms:
Reducing the amount of stress on your mind and body can lessen the severity of allergy symptoms. Massage can induce a deep sense of peace and relaxation, which can decrease your body’s production of the stress hormone, cortisol. By achieving a more balanced state, you may notice a lessening in the severity of allergy symptoms.
Boost Immune Function
If you find yourself sneezing and coughing with the springtime blooms, massage can manually stimulate lymphatic drainage to reduce nasal congestion. In fact, massage in general can lend a boost to overall immune function.
Sinus headaches, hay fever, migraines, there are many different types of headaches inspired by the season. Gentle forms of massage like Swedish Massage are best to promote circulation which in turn, can reduce headache pain and frequency.
If you find yourself in need of relief, we’re always ready to be on your team. Come talk to us today about how we can help you.