Allergies and holidays make a potent combo. No one wants to try and enjoy visiting with family and friends with itchy, watery eyes, a throbbing headache, or a scratchy throat. To mitigate seasonal allergies this cold season, massage can help. Dependent on where you live, allergies are most often a year-round thing, with different allergens common at different times of the year. Several of the top allergy-inducing culprits include dust, grass, pet dander, dust mites, and pollen.
Allergies are hypersensitivity disorders that impact your immune system and while there are many suitable medicines on the market, most of these helpful OTC drugs come with a bevy of side effects like sleepiness, fatigue, and dehydration.
To make matters worse, if you are a frequent sufferer of allergies, then you can develop a tolerance to these antihistamines, which will decrease their effectiveness over time, and leave you to suffer.
Here is where massage can come in handy:
When you experience allergies, your body essentially goes into an overdrive stressed out mode. It is reacting to a perceived threat. To help alter your body’s response, massage can induce a deep sense of relaxation that turns off your stress hormones which exacerbate allergies. In other words, massage can diminish your body’s response.
Furthermore, by inducing a calmness, massage encourages better blood flow and oxygenation that can open any restricted airways, bringing out relief for those sneezing fits!
Our team is standing by ready to help you combat seasonal allergies. We want you to make the most of the winter season and that means allergy-free!