I have treated many clients, in Poole, over the last few months with one common ailment ‘Hay fever’. Those that suffer from hay fever dread the summer months when they suffer from sore itchy eyes, blocked sinuses, sneezing, headaches and the drowsiness that comes with taking antihistamines.

So what is Hay fever?

Hay fever is at its worst between the months of April through to September when it’s warm and humid this is when the pollen count is at its highest. Pollen is the fine powder from plants.

Hay fever is an allergic condition in which the immune system over-reacts to pollen. Sufferers may have symptoms for weeks if not months.

Symptoms of hay fever include:

  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Itchy watery eyes
  • Headache
  • Pain around forehead and temples
  • Sneezing/coughing

At its worst you could suffer:

  • Tight feeling in your chest
  • Wheezing or a continuous cough
  • Shortness of breath
So what is Hay fever?

The benefits of Reflexology

Reflexology is not a cure for Hay fever but it is possible to reduce the symptoms.

During a reflexology treatment I would apply pressure to the toes; these are the referral areas to the head/sinuses and eyes.

Also by applying pressure to the adrenal gland inflammation is reduced and you will start to breathe more easily. Chest and lung area will release congestion. Hay fever sufferers build up toxins in the body, by working the lymphatic system this encourages detoxification and gives a boost to the immune system.

Solar plexus and diaphram areas reduce stress and anxiety and relaxes the breath.

Below shows the location of the adrenal gland on the hand, by applying pressure and making small rotational movements for just a few minutes on both hands will start to lessen congestion and inflammation, this in turn will decrease the symptoms allowing you to breathe easier.

Adrenal referral point on hand. Reflexology for hay fever in Poole, Dorset.