Under Pressure

April 28, 2021

Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

Ahh Springtime! Warm sunny days and longer nights are all fun and games until, the one thing we can’t stand pops up, those pesky seasonal allergies. Trees, grass, weeds, and beautiful spring flowers all release tiny granules (pollen) into the air to fertilize other plants. When these granules get into the respiratory system of someone who’s allergic, they send the body’s defenses haywire. Coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and sinus issues (insert Queens song “Under Pressure”).

Sure, there are plenty of medical treatments and over the counter drugs you can take to suppress your symptoms of seasonal allergies. And I am sure you know that there are multiple holistic ways to help your body rid itself of those allergy symptoms, BUT did you know that you could also relieve those symptoms through Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) of the neck and face? Yep – you read that right! The aim of MLD is to move built up fluid (your systems response to those teenie tiny pollen granules) from the swollen area into a place where the lymphatic system is working normally.

The lymphatic system is vital for optimal function of the general and specific immune responses. Our lymph nodes monitor + filter substances that travel through the lymphatic fluid, and they contain lymphocytes (white blood cells) that help the body fight infection and disease.

We strive to help our clients in any way we can so that they are able to live their best lives inside and out, especially during allergy season. Our Lymphatic specialists highly suggest treating the entire head in order for the treatment to be the most effective at relieving tension caused by seasonal allergies.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment with our Manual Lymphatic Drainage specialist to assess your symptoms, and get you started on a plan to get you feeling better and able to enjoy the outdoors again!”


Meet Christy: PT + Cert. MDT + CLT | Physical Therapist

She has 11 years of experience and specializes in orthopedics, headaches, sports, spine and rehabilitation. Christy is certified in McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis of the Spine and Lymphedema.