Spring is in the air– and so are seasonal allergens! Many of us struggle with allergy symptoms around this time of year– and these allergens attack the ears, nose, throat, lungs, and sinuses. If you are dealing with any of these symptoms, have no fear! We’ve got a few tips and natural therapies to help you manage springtime allergies.
Aromatherapy is a powerful tool for many ailments we experience. And allergies are no exception. Different plant extracts, when inhaled nasally or diffused in your space, can open up the lungs, clear the sinuses, and provide relief for many allergy symptoms.
A few of our favorites:
Lavender: A natural antihistamine that calms and reduces inflammation
Peppermint: A cooling oil that reduces inflammation and helps open the sinuses
Eucalyptus: Relieves congestion and calms swelling in the sinus cavity
Holy Basil: Has antimicrobial properties & supports overall immune health
Our proprietary MIND blend combines the power of ylang ylang, lavender, tulsi, and peppermint – and we can’t recommend it enough to help ease allergy symptoms. Simply roll a small amount on your wrist and take some deep breaths with your wrists held up to your nose.
To purchase your MIND roll-on, visit: https://www.perfectlykneaded.com/product-page/mind
COLD STONE MASSAGE
I’m sure many of you have heard about hot stones, but what about cold stones!?
Cooled to approximately 36 degrees, we use cold stones (paired with aromatherapy) to massage trigger points around the face, head, and neck area. This helps to move lymph, reduce inflammation, and relieve pressure around the sinuses. You can request a cold stone add-on to any of your massages, and we will work this therapy in to help relieve some of those nagging symptoms that interrupt the flow of your day.
Taking a natural and more homeopathic approach to allergy symptoms can support your body in building immunity and strengthening its own ability to relieve many allergy symptoms. Homeopathy is based on the principle that the body can heal itself, and these medicines are cultivated from plants, animals, and the natural world.
Some natural ways to help build immunity during this time of year are to eat foods high in antioxidants like fruit, leafy greens, and plenty of vegetables. Flax seeds and oily fish like salmon also support the body’s overall immune function.
A couple of homeopathic medicines we recommend for allergies:
Natrum muriaticum: An amazing natural anti-inflammatory made from table salt.
Sabadilla Officinalis: Works to soothe symptoms related to pollen, and is cultivated from the cevadilla seed.
NOTE: Make sure to do your research when purchasing and using homeopathic medicines. Consult with your doctor if you are unsure if it is the right fit for you and your body.
Together, we can work to alleviate springtime allergies naturally. If you’d like to book a session with cold stones and/or aromatherapy, click here.