Have you thought about using reflexology to alleviate hayfever?
Spring is in full swing, the flowers are blossoming, nature is coming to life and the sun has started to shine again.
This can only mean one thing, the pollen count is starting to rise, it’s that time of year again, its Hay fever season.
Hay fever (Allergic Rhinitis) is most common between the months of April until September, it is an allergic condition that sends the immune system into overdrive causing the body to release a chemical called histamine.
- Sneezing and coughing
- Runny blocked runny nose
- Redness and itchy eyes
- Tight feeling in chest and shortness of breath
- Ear ache and feeling tired
As well as over the counter remedies, Holistic Therapies can be an effective and also natural way to alleviate these symptoms. I have found with my clients a course of Reflexology is very effective. Reflexology is not a cure but can be used to help alleviate the symptoms as well as many other health benefits.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is performed on the feet. Our feet represent a map of the body each part of the foot represents an organ and body system within the body. Through applying gentle pressure and massage techniques to each of the pressure points on the souls of the feet this stimulates the bodies own innate ability to heal and brings the body back to a natural state of homeostasis.
How Reflexology can alleviate hay fever symptoms?
Reflexology increases blood flow and improves the circulation of oxygen and nutrients around the body. During a treatment each body system is worked on including the lymphatic system encouraging detoxification and boosting the immune system.
Due to Coronavirus there are many people are at home right now who can not go to see a reflexologist so I would like to share some simple techniques you can do from home.
Apply gentle pressure and massage the hands and toes , this is where the sinus reflexes are and can help with decongestion. Gently massage the tops of your thumbs and toes as this is where the head reflex, stimulating this reflex eases the pressure caused by headaches.
Gently stimulate the adrenals and solar plexus, these reflexes are located in the centre of your palm. Massage with your thumb using circular motions The solar plexus and the adrenals ease stress and anxiety balancing the adrenals balance immune system.
As well as alleviating Hayfever symptoms Reflexology increases deep relaxation, rebalances and realigns the body bringing peace and harmony to the mind, body and soul. Speading Love and light through the feet.