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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Seasonal Allergies: How Massage Can Help

Spring has sprung and The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says that more than 50 million Americans across the country are affected by allergies. While most people primarily rely on over the counter antihistamines and steroid treatments, they can have negative effects on the body. An allergy is a reaction in the body’s immune system against a normally harmless substance that may cause headaches, earaches, sneezing, congestion, cough, joint pain and even depression. However, some people may be unaware that stress can also be associated with some of the same symptoms. Massage Therapy has been shown to help alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms by reducing inflammation in the body and decreasing cortisol levels which, when too high, can trigger stress which in turn exacerbates allergies symptoms.

  Tracy Franzen, LMT and Tracy Grebla, LMT, are now offering massage therapy as a safe and effective alternative treatment to people seeking relief from allergies symptoms. Treatments may include the use of aromatherapy with essential oils which has been proven effective to clear the nasal and sinus cavities. Other modalities offered at this location include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Trigger Point Therapy and Ayurvedic Facials.

A special introductory offer of $59 for a one-hour Therapeutic Massage or Ayurvedic Facial is available to new clients. They will also be honoring gift certificates from Simply Body Day Spa which are no longer redeemable at the spa due to its recent business closing. Some limitations may apply. Sessions are available at their office conveniently located off Rt. 8 in The Family Wellness Center, 702 Bridgeport Ave, Ste. 305, Shelton, CT. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 203.673.2615.

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