Achoo! Seasonal Allergy Relief with Massage, Bodywork and Energy Medicine

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Allergies are always in season!

Allergy sufferers would rather do their taxes, go into work on the weekend or clean the garage than endure the symptoms associated with allergies.


Stuffy, runny, itchy nose…headache…sinus pain and congestion…itchy, watery eyes…post nasal drip…sneezing…and scratchy throat. Ah yes, allergy season! Folks who suffer from seasonal allergies experience a range of symptoms—usually at the same time.

Multiple allergy symptoms bring a host of challenges that impact the way we feel, the way we look and our ability to perform and enjoy life.

And those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies are always on the lookout for ways in which to enjoy the season with minimal discomfort. Like the quest for the Grail.

Our bodies react to allergens by stimulating the immune system to release histamine; this in itself results in symptoms in its efforts to flush out the allergen.

While it is not always possible to control allergies by simply avoiding the allergen, there are ways to reduce the unpleasant symptoms and assist the immune system fight allergens.

Environmental and diet changes, supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies and aromatherapy can lessen discomfort for many.

But did you know that including bodywork in your self-care program could also bring about wondrous results?

Stress tends to aggravate allergy symptoms and what better way to reduce stress than with a relaxing session of bodywork?

Lymph Drainage Therapy has been shown to provide relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations such as sinusitis.

Massage promotes deeper and easier breathing, strengthens the immune system and has been beneficial in the treatment of headaches and asthma.

Reiki and energywork provide wonderful respites through deep relaxation.

Any season can be a most enjoyable time of year, especially when we take the time to care for ourselves.

 

Lymph Drainage Sinus Relief Self-Care

00001744This simple self-care exercise aids in relieving allergy related symptoms in under ten minutes.

 

 

The importance of the lymphatic system to continued good health

The lymphatic system is a secondary circulatory system comprised of the fluids and materials which are not drained and/or transported by the cardiac circulatory system. It is also a key and major portion of a properly functioning immune system.

While the circulatory system utilizes the heart as a large pump to push blood throughout the body, natural lymphatic circulation is dependent upon breathing, and body movement.

Injury, inactive life-style, disease, and other factors can result in impaired lymphatic circulation. When reduced circulation persists it can lead to a buildup of normal metabolic toxins in the tissues resulting in a sluggish feeling and/or recurring colds or flu due to a depressed immune system.

LDT stimulates this circulation of fluid in the tissues following the natural direction of lymph flow and encourages the body to return to its own natural state of health and well-being.

What are the benefits of receiving Lymph Drainage Therapy ?

The subtle maneuvers of LDT activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results may be:

  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) of various origins
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
  • Relief of chronic pain
  • Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation
  • Deep relaxation to aid in the reduction of insomnia, stress, loss of vitality and loss of memory
  • Cellulite liberation

Lymph Drainage Sinus Relief Self-Care

This simple self-care exercise can aid in relieving a number of allergy related symptoms in under ten minutes.

Using a two-inch chip brush:

  • Slowly and gently stroke three times in each area
  • Fully releasing and pausing between each stroke

 

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Leave Behind Those Autumn Aches and Pains

00001739Autumn Has Arrived!

  • Leaf peeping
  • Long walks on cool days
  • Pumpkin picking

Ahhh. The relaxing moments of Fall we slow down to enjoy.

What happens when Fall activities turn a bit more ambitious? What when the walk becomes a hike, getting in those last rounds of golfing and yard raking leave your sore and achy?

It becomes the perfect time to treat those cranky muscles to a relaxing and restorative session of bodywork. It may even take a stroke or two off your golf game — or so one of our clients claims!

Give a call and schedule an appointment — you’ll be back fully relaxed peeping at those leaves in no time.

CranioSacral Therapy can provide a gentle releasing of muscle restrictions around the spine to reduce pain and muscle tension.

Lymph Drainage Therapy has been shown to provide relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations of over-worked muscles.

Massage improves blood flow and loosens tightened muscles while also reducing inflammation.

Reiki and energywork provide wonderful respites through deep relaxation of the entire body.

Fall activities don’t need to be a pain in the neck–or anywhere else, especially when we take the time to care for ourselves.

Curing versus Healing


otg-btCure
may occur without healing;
Healing may occur without cure.

Cure separates body from soul;
Healing embraces the whole.

Cure isolates;
Healing incorporates.

Cure costs;
Healing enhances.

Cure combats illness;
Healing fosters wellness.

Cure fixes;
Healing corrects.

Cure fosters function;
Healing fosters purpose.

Cure manages;
Healing touches.

Cure encounters mystery as a challenge for understanding;
Healing encounters mystery as a channel for meaning.

Cure rejects death and views it as a defeat;
Healing includes death among the blessed outcomes of care.

Cure seeks to conquer pain;
Healing seeks to transcend pain.

Cure acts upon another;
Healing shares with a sister, a brother.

Frederick W. Recklau
Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Evanston, Illinois 

 

Summertime – Escape the Heat and Aches and Pains


00001749Summertime!

  • Napping in a hammock
  • Outdoor concerts
  • Stargazing

Ahhh. The relaxing moments of Summer we slow down to enjoy.

What happens when Summer activities turn a bit more ambitious? What when hiking, rowing, golfing and lawn mowing leave your sore and achy?

It becomes the perfect time to escape the heat and treat those cranky muscles to a relaxing and restorative session of bodywork. It may even take a stroke or two off your golf game — or so one of our clients claims!

Give a call and schedule an appointment — you’ll be back fully relaxed in that hammock in no time!

CranioSacral Therapy can provide a gentle releasing of muscle restrictions around the spine to reduce pain and muscle tension.

Lymph Drainage Therapy has been shown to provide relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations of over-worked muscles.

Massage improves blood flow and loosens tightened muscles while also reducing inflammation.

Reiki and energywork provide wonderful respites through deep relaxation of the entire body.

Summer activities don’t need to be a pain in the neck–or anywhere else, especially when we take the time to care for ourselves.

Achoo! Seasonal Allergy Relief with Massage, Bodywork and Energy Medicine

AWOW square

Allergies are always in season!

Allergy sufferers would rather do their taxes, go into work on the weekend or clean the garage than endure the symptoms associated with allergies.

Stuffy, runny, itchy nose…headache…sinus pain and congestion…itchy, watery eyes…post nasal drip…sneezing…and scratchy throat. Ah yes, allergy season! Folks who suffer from seasonal allergies experience a range of symptoms—usually at the same time.

Multiple allergy symptoms bring a host of challenges that impact the way we feel, the way we look and our ability to perform and enjoy life.

And those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies are always on the lookout for ways in which to enjoy the season with minimal discomfort. Like the quest for the Grail.

Our bodies react to allergens by stimulating the immune system to release histamine; this in itself results in symptoms in its efforts to flush out the allergen.

While it is not always possible to control allergies by simply avoiding the allergen, there are ways to reduce the unpleasant symptoms and assist the immune system fight allergens.

Environmental and diet changes, supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies and aromatherapy can lessen discomfort for many.

But did you know that including bodywork in your self-care program could also bring about wondrous results?

Stress tends to aggravate allergy symptoms and what better way to reduce stress than with a relaxing session of bodywork?

Lymph Drainage Therapy has been shown to provide relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations such as sinusitis.

Massage promotes deeper and easier breathing, strengthens the immune system and has been beneficial in the treatment of headaches and asthma.

Reiki and energywork provide wonderful respites through deep relaxation.

Any season can be a most enjoyable time of year, especially when we take the time to care for ourselves.

 

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to A Way of Wellness’ new website!

This site has just launched. Thank you for stopping by and visiting!

If you happen to see anything amiss, awry or askew–please drop an email to let us know!

 

Thanks,

Dan & Tsy