How Can Massage Therapy Help With Your Allergy Symptoms?

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, you know that fining treatments that work can be a long, miserable process. Whether your allergy is to pollen, dust, animal dander, or something else in the environment, the symptoms of an allergy attack can make you miserable, or even put you in the hospital if they are severe enough. Allergies are caused when the body mistakes a harmless substance for an invading pathogen and produces antibodies against it. It's those antibodies that cause the classic allergy symptoms that make people ill. While you can treat allergy symptoms with medications, many of them have side effects that may make you feel even worse than the allergies did! So instead of reaching for the Benadryl the next time your Hay Fever flares up, why not schedule a massage appointment? A link between massage therapy and allergy symptom relief is still being researched; however, massage therapy has been shown to help relieve allergy symptoms in anecdotal studies.

It's isn't hard to see why massage therapy helps relieve allergy symptoms. When you have a massage, you feel relaxed and invigorated after it's finished. The massage therapist can manipulate the soft tissues to relieve aching, tense muscles, promote healing, and improve the circulation of both blood and lymphatic fluid. In addition, massage helps promote the production of feel-good hormones like serotonin, and reduces the production of stress hormones like cortisol.

What this means for allergy sufferers is a relaxing hour-long session can potentially give them significant relief from their symptoms. Increased lymphatic drainage and blood circulation can pull fluids from congested tissues and remove toxins from the affected areas, leading to relief. The reduction in stress and in Cortisol means you feel much more relaxed; coupled with the release of serotonin and your newly-relaxed muscles, you will feel significantly better even in the midst of your worst bout of Hay Fever.

For professional massage services, contact LaVida Massage of Ballantyne NC today!

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