We are fortunate on the West coast that spring has arrived early, however that means allergy season for many sufferers. Hypersensitivity reactions to pollen in the air causes sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing and congestion. Massage therapy treatments can provide some relief from these allergy symptoms. Our sinuses are designed to lighten the weight of the skull, help with immune function, and can hold 70-90 mL of air. The mucus membranes lining our four sets of sinuses can overreact to allergens, leaving you feeling like your head is going to explode with extra pressure! Specific massage techniques promote drainage of the sinuses, increase circulation to balance pressures in the skull, and decrease muscular tension. Seeking massage therapy can minimize your discomfort due to seasonal allergies, thereby allowing you to get outside and enjoy the spring weather!