Allergies are the worst! If you aren't suffering from itchy eyes, congestion, headaches, and inflamed nasal passages, it is likely your spouse or child is! We feel for you. When pollen counts rise or that certain tree is in bloom, you or a loved one suffers the never ending drudgery of allergies.
When allergy season hits, most people run to the drug store for over the counter anti-histamine decongestants, in hopes of easy and immediate relief. Unfortunately, allergy medications have side effects that make the user feel much worse, not better. Side effects can range from dehydration, to anxiety, weight gain, low-libido, drowsiness, dizziness, and many more disturbances that are arguably worse than the actual allergies.
We have good news for you! Here at Zama we are armed with Portland's only salt caves and many other holistic allergy relieving treatments.
Here are our top three recommendations for allergy relief:
See and hear how the salt caves work in the video
we have included in this blog. Salt therapy does wonders for many health issues, especially respiratory ones. Sitting in our salt caves will help open up your respiratory system while boosting your immunity. Many users walk away from their salt session symptom free or feeling significantly better.
Enjoy a relaxing salt session, the soothing atmosphere will calm you, while the salty air will administer its natural healing with each deep, cleansing breath. Our state of the art Halogenerator will maintain circulation and an optimal salt infused environment. Salt is naturally anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal. Salt destroys the irritants that prevent wellness.
Our massage therapists can use lymphatic and facial massage techniques to open up your sinus passages.
Head and scalp massage frees up your flow of mucus and then reduces congestion. Massaging the clavicle and neck areas also relieves a constricted, tightened throat. Because lymph nodes are located in the neck, and these lymph nodes can be responsible for sinus buildup.
Massage of the lymph nodes can lead to a release of sinus pressure through lymph node drainage. A massage will relax you as well, which combined with the congestion clearing, will help calm the body and reduce the allergic response.
Cupping enhances circulation and pulls out the toxins that linger in your body's tissues. Releasing toxins while improving blood flow will help address the root cause of allergies. Our bodies respond poorly to seasonal threats when immunity is low or we have other systemic imbalances. Cupping is an efficient method of improving the body's overall function.
Our favorite recommendation for allergies is our Signature Detoxifier Massage with a Halotherapy upgrade. With this treatment, you get all three of our recommendations- salt caves, massage, and cupping!