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Fight Spring Allergies With Sinus Drainage

Now that spring is underway and there are thousands of flowers, trees, and weeds in bloom, pollen is floating through the air making your eyes itch, your throat sore, and your sinuses hurt. In fact, it’s estimated that 50 million Americans grapple with allergies each year.

At Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa in Godfrey, Illinois, Samuel Figueroa, MD, and our team of massage therapists offer a variety of therapeutic massage services. We can even help relieve your symptoms when seasonal allergies are wreaking havoc on your body and interrupting your daily activities. In this blog, Dr. Figueroa explains more about the effects of spring allergies and how we can help you feel better.

What are seasonal allergies?

Medically known as rhinitis or hay fever, seasonal allergies affect close to 8% of the U.S. population. The problem begins when your immune system misidentifies a harmless substance, called an allergen — pollen, for example — as a dangerous invader. To counteract the perceived invasion, your body’s immune response kicks in to release histamines that lead to a variety of nagging symptoms.

For many people, springtime is accompanied by irritations such as:

Less common symptoms include headaches, shortness of breath, and wheezing.

How are spring allergies treated?

One of the best ways to mitigate the effects of allergens like pollen is to limit your time outside while the pollen counts are at their highest. Many people also rely on allergy medications like antihistamine tablets, corticosteroid sprays, and immunotherapy to fight off their symptoms. 

At Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa, we offer a therapeutic sinus drainage massage to relieve your head pain, minimize your earaches, and accelerate drainage so you can breathe easier. Your massage therapist works with trigger points on your face to decrease your tension and greatly reduce the sinus pressure you’re experiencing. Using precise and gentle pressure, your massage therapist helps improve your lymphatic flow, which fortifies your immune response and flushes out the toxins and invaders that are causing your symptoms. 

If your spring allergies are making you miserable, turn to our team of skilled massage therapists to open your sinuses, decrease your inflammation, soothe your tense muscles, and alleviate your overall discomfort. We look forward to helping you feel better soon at Dutch Hollow Medical Day Spa.

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