Relieve Hayfever with Reflexology
For many, spring means itchy eyes, sniffling, sneezing, congestion, runny nose, scratchy throat and maybe even skin outbreaks.
Hayfever and other allergies are your immune system’s overreaction to pollens and other substances. In most cases allergies are not dangerous but those who suffer from asthma allergies can trigger more serious reactions. If you are experiencing a lot of stress these symptoms can worsen and anything that can relieve stress will therefore help reduce allergy symptoms.
Reflexology can help relieve these symptoms. By stimulating specific reflex areas such as the toes and middle of the foot, reflexology can access a link to the head, sinuses, eyes and adrenal glands which can reduce inflammation caused by allergies. As the inflammation reduces, you’ll start to breathe more easily and that stuffy headache will ease. Reflexology can help support the immune and respiratory system, it can reduce stress, balance the flow of energy and promote overall wellness.
DIY tips to help with Hayfever
Hand reflexology can be as effective as foot reflexology. The hands are easily accessible and can be worked on anytime which means you can help heal yourself!
Here are some useful hand reflexology techniques:
1. Congestion of the head or headaches
Gently massage and knead the tips of the fingers and thumbs for 30-60 seconds on both hands.This can relieve headaches.
2. Stuffy or blocked nose
Massage the sides of each finger, all the way from the base to the tips.The fingers are the reflex for the sinuses so treating this area can help unblock a stuffy nose!
3. Overall boost!
By massaging your solar plexus and diaphragm it can help you feel more energised and improve your overall wellbeing. Cup your hand, hold and press the middle of the palm of your hand for 10 seconds with your other thumb and then massage using circular motion. Do the same for the other hand. This is a great reflex point to relieve stress.