As we head further into Spring and the weather starts to get warmer we are likely to be spending more time outdoors.
Although being in the fresh air and in nature is wonderful for most of us, it can be an itchy and sneezing pain for others – I’m talking hay fever!
So if you are you dreading the blocked or runny nose, the itchy and watery eyes, the disturbed sleep, or the interference with everyday life, then the hand reflexology techniques below might be beneficial for you.
The aim is to alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies so you will be working mainly on the fingers as these are linked directly to the head, sinuses and eyes. Stimulating these reflex points has the potential to bring some relief.
You will also work the adrenal glands; stimulating these can help to release the anti-inflammatory hormone cortisol. The aim here is to reduce inflammation therefore allowing you to breath more easily as the sinus pressure reduces.
I would recommend doing this hand reflexology everyday during the allegory season. As with all reflexology the more you do it the better the results.
Don’t forget you are going to do this on both hands.
Did you know that local honey could help with your hay fever symptoms?
It is suggested that a teaspoon of local honey each day desensitises you to pollen and helps alleviate hay fever symptoms.
Although honey isn’t high in histamines, it could be the spikes in blood sugar that honey can cause, that has the potential to raise overall histamine levels in response to the inflammation experienced with hay fever.
I do have to point out that there is no scientific evidence to support this.
If might be worth a try!
If you would like to book in for a targeted seasonal allergy reflexology treatment where we delve much deeper then please don’t hesitate to get in touch
Helen McDonald – Reflexologist & Reiki Practitioner
Reflexology in Falmouth Cornwall
Reiki in Falmouth Cornwall