Its allergy season here in Colorado, yes it is beautiful but can be miserable dealing with allergies every time we try to take a walk or just hangout in the back yard. Antihistamines and steroids are commonly used to manage the symptoms of allergies however they can cause adverse effects. What many people don’t know is that massage therapy can actually be used to reduce and relax symptoms. This is done by reducing stress, increasing circulation, releasing muscle tension, and reprogramming the body’s panic reaction. Stress itself can impact and intensify the effect of allergies. Massage can loosen the muscles around the head, neck, and shoulders to help open up blood flow and sinuses. The lymphatic system in particular removes waste out of the area. Massage therapy works to increase circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Hurry in to schedule an appointment at Loveland or Fort Collins Scott Family Health locations to feel massage work!