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  • Writer's pictureAliza Rosen


Updated: Jan 23, 2019

Posted by North Jersey Massage Maywood, NJ

An allergy occurs when the bodies immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, pet dander, bee venom or food that doesn't cause a reaction in most people.

The body's immune system produces antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn't. When such and event occurs it can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways, nasal passages or digestive system.

Some symptoms includes:

sneezing, itchy, watery and swollen eyes, cough, chest tightness, hives, skin rash or swelling.

Taking Antihistamines helps reduce the bodies overreaction and makes an individual feel more comfortable but has no effect on the long term condition and individuals will continue to suffer year after year.

Individuals suffering from seasonal allergies need to strengthen their immune system. By taking Antihistamines to suppress the immune system would be counter productive if there is any hope of ridding oneself of their allergy.

By receiving massage therapy the mind and body feel relaxed, muscle tension is reduced and you are treating the fundamental necessity to correct the problem which helps strengthen the immune system and the body is able to push out the pathogens. The same works when fighting a cold.

Strengthening the immune system holistically with massage therapy is best done six months prior to when the problem is anticipated. However, if it's not possible a couple of weeks before is often sufficient. The most opportune time to treat a symptom is when an individual is not suffering a reaction.

When the body is healthy, natural resistance built up in the body will ward off problems that may arise due to changes in the weather or quality of air.


-receive massage therapy to help relax mind and body and reduce muscle tension

-Strengthen your immunity- sleep, diet, meditation

-Reduce stress and anxiety- learn correct breathing exercises

- Eat local raw honey- good as a cough suppressant and has anti-inflammatory effects. In addition, raw local honey has traces of flower pollen- an allergen. Repeated exposure in small amounts is used as a treatment.

- Avoid triggers

At North Jersey Massage Maywood, NJ we work to strengthen the immune system and find relief. For additional information call 201-406-8220

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