As the temperature heats up and everything begins to bloom, those plagued with allergies begin the season-long battle against red, itchy eyes, nasal congestion and sinus pain –and that is just the beginning of the list of issues affecting those with allergies during the spring and summer months. If you have allergies, you’re probably on the lookout for new ways to keep those symptoms at bay. It is recommended that one part of allergy relief is by incorporating Massage Therapy into your wellness routine.
Massage Therapy and Allergy Relief
You may wonder how Massage Therapy can relieve something as seemingly unconnected as allergies. While massage cannot stop the allergic reaction that you may have to allergens, it can help modify and dissipate the symptoms. The health benefits that normally are associated with Massage Therapy such as stress reduction, improved circulation and improved immunity can improve your tolerance of allergy symptoms.
By undergoing regular Massage Therapy, especially during peak allergy season, you can decrease stress levels and improve your circulation and immune system. While these are excellent reasons to seek Massage Therapy year round, the benefits of Massage Therapy can help minimize your body’s reaction to allergens and make you more comfortable during the spring and summer months.
Another benefit of using Massage Therapy in relation to allergies is the different trigger points that can help relax tension in the body and reduce the body’s panic reaction to allergic reactions. It also can soothe muscles that are tight from coughing and sneezing, giving you relief from allergy-related pain.