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Reflexology Massage: A Natural Approach to Pollen Springtime Allergies

March 17th, 2012 • Posted by Akua Boachie • Permalink

That's it, the cold weather is behind us as winter is officially over. It's now time for the longer days, warmer weather and changes in nature. Where I live, you can feel that spring is amongst us; with the birds singing in the trees, the plants sprouting up, the flowers timidly blooming. It's time to rejoice, however for more and more people it's time to think about their dreaded allergy: hay fever!

Hay fever is a common condition which affects a growing number of children and adults. It usually occurs in spring and summer when there is more pollen in the air. You can experience hay fever at different periods of the year depending on the type of pollen causing the allergy.

The symptoms are sneezing, a runny nose and itchy eyes. What happens is the immune system overreacts when the body comes in contact with pollen, and a chemical called histamine is released by cells in the nose, mouth and eyes. This is what triggers the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Unfortunately, hay fever cannot be cured but there are ways of reducing the symptoms. Anti-histamine tablets are commonly taken but if you want to opt for a drug-free therapy, you should try foot reflexology

In reflexology therapy, there are preventive treatments that can be done every year prior to the hay fever period, followed by reflexology sessions during the worst season.

Reflexology can help to minimize the symptoms by focusing on the main reflex points connected with the sinuses, head, eyes and adrenal glands.

You might find improvements from the first session, generally you will have to follow a course of 4 or 5 sessions for better results. The important thing is to renew this treatment every year before the hay fever period.

If you suffer from hay fever, I really advise you to come visit us at Spa Serene for a reflexology with our talented massage therapist and you will be able to enjoy the outdoors again!

1 Response...

Anonymous says:
November 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Glad you are feeling betetr, and I surfing with symptoms is always really great for finding the worst possible unlikely and horribly scary case, isn't it?my preferred method is to go directly to wiki, look up what i believe to be the worst possible thing i could have and see if my symptoms fit! and imagine, i've had no training!
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