Combating Allergies with MLD
by Virginia Murphy
Spring is well underway. Pollen is here. Unfortunately, for many people, so are their allergies. This is the season for hay fever, allergic asthma and eczema to have their wicked way, which means sufferers endure a catalogue of unpleasant symptoms. Sneezing, coughing and wheezing, along with itchy eyes, fuzzy heads, runny noses and rashes force many people to rely on antihistamines.
What causes allergies anyway… tiny grains of pollen from trees, grasses, crops, weeds etc. become airborne. Once inhaled these irritating invaders enter your respiratory system triggering allergy and asthma symptoms that affect over 50 million people in the US alone.
One non-chemical way to help your body rid itself of some of those allergy symptoms is through Manual Lymphatic Drainage of the neck and face.
What is the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system is the body’s natural detoxification and drainage network. It helps deliver hormones and nutrients through the body and works closely with our blood circulation, via a framework of vessels linked by lymph nodes and organs such as the spleen.
How can MLD help?
Developed in the 1920s, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a scientifically proven form of massage therapy that clears congestion caused by a build-up of lymph fluid in the body’s tissues. The gentle technique clears allergens and histamines, and is a great treatment for skin and digestive conditions, glandular fever and many others, soothing and calming the nervous system.
Benefits of treatment
By promoting good lymph flow, MLD equips the body's defense system to react properly, meaning a strengthened immune system and the ability to deal with allergens better. When one suffers from allergies, the body’s immune system goes into high gear as it overreacts to pollen, mold spores or other foreign body invaders. The result is irritation and inflammation of the sinuses. Lymphatic drainage can help to relieve these symptoms.
Consider Booking a Therapeutic Massage with MLD add on to experience it for yourself.