It’s spring time and while you may be enjoying an influx of new clients as they limber up for summer, seek treatment for sporting strains or just want to relax, the one thing that massage
therapists have to deal with this time of year is allergies.
Allergies can cause congestion and this may cause discomfort when your clients are lying face-down on your massage table. Luckily, there are ways to prevent or relieve congestions which can help your clients to have a more enjoyable experience.
Preventing Springtime Congestion
Suggest using a massage chair instead of a massage table. The upright position will help to drain sinuses and keep them clear. If you don’t have a massage chair, suggest that your clients lie on their side to ease a stuffy nose.
Use a humidifier in your room to keep air moist and ask your client if they would like you to add a little vaporub to the medicine cup.
Another way to ease congestion is to utilize essential oils. Eucalyptus and peppermint are effective decongestants. Use an aromatherapy diffuser or place a couple of drops on the face cradle to help your clients breathe easy.
If your client is experiencing discomfort because of where the face cradle is pressing on the face, make adjustments accordingly or switch to a memory foam face cradle as these are softer and provide greater relief.
Ensure that your client has plenty of tissues and focus on lymphatic draining techniques during their massage to provide long-lasting relief.
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