The sun is shining, the grass is growing, our days are lasting longer, and the heat is rising. It’s time to say goodbye to Winter and welcome in Spring and Summer as we blossom with the flowers. However where there’s sun and heat, there’s sniffles and itchy eyes. That’s right, as we welcome the warmer realms of the British calendar, we must also welcome our old friend Hayfever.
Hay fever – an allergy that occurs when your body creates antibodies in response to certain triggers, including grass pollen – effects around 18 million people in the UK alone. That’s a whopping 28% of the UK’s population. With one in four of us suffering from it, that’s a lot of us walking around sneezing all over the place with our eyes watering everywhere and our noses all stuffy and uncomfortable.
The spring-starting summer-spoiling allergy is caused by the inflammation of the sinuses due to an allergic reaction to pollen, in which your immune system believes it has come into contact with a harmful agent, causing it to overreact and produce immunoglobulins which release the chemicals that irritate your nose, throat and eyes.
Whilst you can pick up a range of drugs, antihistamines, and nasal sprays from almost anywhere these days, they can often leave you with nasty nose bleeds and a serious case of drowsiness that puts you off your pace for days on end. You can’t run around with Hay fever all spring and summer though so what else can you do? Enter Bowen Therapy.
The Bowen Technique is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive, complementary therapy that can also help treat the seasonal allergy without the dreaded drowsy side-effects, leaving not only your sinuses feeling calmer, but your body too.
During the 30-60 minute treatment, the Bowen practitioner makes small rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for you. The therapy acts as lymphatic drainage which helps with the breathing and sensory difficulties associated with hay fever.
If you want to avoid the pain and suffering caused by Hay fever and skip the side-effects, get in touch today by visiting http://www.bowen-therapy.co/Bowen/btpa-find-therapist.asp or call 0844 561 7173