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Relieve Allergy Symptoms with Ear Candling & Lymphatic Drainage

Ear Candling at CNY Healing Arts Center in AlbanySuffering from Allergies? Try Ear Candling with Facial Lymphatic Drainage Massage:

Ear Candling is a gentle and non-invasive therapy dating back to 2500 B.C.  The ancient cultures of the Mayan, Aztec, Tibetan, Chinese and Native American.  Candles/cones are made of unbleached cotton or linen, dipped in paraffin or beeswax which is infused with herbs, and flower essences. The spiral roll built into the candle creates a gentle downward flow of warm air and smoke, which is carried into the ear canal. The heat softens wax and debris. The gentle candle placement creates a counter-clockwise “vacuum” action which evaporates excess fluid and gently brings up the softened wax/debris out of the ear canal. Ear Candling is a highly effective modality used for some of the following issues: sinusitis, allergy symptoms, muffled hearing, build up of wax/debris and/or fluid in the ears and/or sinus, tinnitus, vertigo, balance. A gentle Facial Lymphatic Drainage Massage can be added to this treatment to aid in release of debris and fluid. In addition it can also be helpful in addressing a wide range of conditions: can reduce fatigue, menstrual cramps, as well as sinusitis and hay fever allergies.  When one suffers from hay fever, the body’s immune system goes into high gear as it over reacts to pollen, mold spores or other foreign body invaders. The result is irritation and inflammation of the sinus region.  Lymphatic drainage massage can relieve these hay fever symptoms. For those suffering from sinus infections, Lymphatic drainage procedures can remove much of this congestive material from around the facial area. It allows the body’s own healing system to do what it is intended to do.

The majority of individuals experience immediate positive results and great relaxation from this combination of treatments.

Please call our Rochester location at (585) 244-1280 to reserve your time for an appointment with Julia! 

Help for Fall Allergy Season Sufferers

Fall means apple cider, pumpkins, the fresh smell of fallen leaves—and the return of allergy season for some people. Whether it’s ragweed, mold—or both that affect you, we at CNY Healing Arts Center wanted to share a few things below that can help prevent and alleviate some of your symptoms.

Clean up your leaves
Wet piles of fallen leaves are prime breeding grounds for leaf mold, and while leaf mold is valuable to your soil, it can send you into a frenzy of sneezing fits if you’re allergic. Clean up fallen leaves promptly, before they get wet and moldy and if at all possible have someone who is not allergic do it.

Clean your filters
Staying indoors when pollen counts are high is the most effective way to cut down on both mold and ragweed reactions—but not if you’re pumping in pollen from outside. Take the time now to clean or change your furnace filters, since ragweed pollen persists long after the temps turn cold.

Take vitamin C
Vitamin C has antihistamine activity. Taking supplements has been reported to help people with hay fever in preliminary research. Consider 3,000 – 6,000 mg of Vitamin C in divided doses, per day. Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, might act synergistically with Vitamin C as both have antihistaminic activity. Some doctors of natural medicine advise people with hay fever to take 400 mg of Quercetin two to three times per day.

Your diet
Be sure to include these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet such as avacodos, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, omega fatty acis and tumeric. Diet can greatly influence allergic responsiveness or lack of it.

Get a massage
Massage Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Massage not only treats those parts of you which are a problem, but also affects the whole of your metabolism through normalizing your circulatory, muscular and nervous systems and their interdependent functioning.
Massage for allergies can help clear mucus from the nose and throat.

Please feel free to contact us at the CNY Healing Arts Center nearest you if you would like more information or relief from your seasonal allergies. Click here for Contact Info.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage – What’s it good for?

The Licensed Massage Therapists, at the CNY Healing Arts Center offer many different modalities of Massage Therapy. One of the most important of these modalities is Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) is a very gentle and rhythmic massage technique used to increase lymph flow through the body. Lymph is the fluid that passes through our lymphatic system. The lymphatic system consists of lymph vessels, nodes, ducts, our spleen, thymus and our tonsils. This system filters harmful substances from the fluids in our tissues.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage stimulates our immune system by moving stagnant fluids more quickly through our lymphatic system. This massage technique is also very relaxing. The slow rhythmic and gentle movements stimulate the body’s parasympathetic system, reducing the “fight or flight” response.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is useful for improving a variety of physiological conditions including:

  • Edema (Swelling)
  • Scarring
  • Allergies
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Enhances skin appearance and health
  • Reduces and prevents cellulite
  • Detoxifies our bodies

**People who suffer from allergies benefit from this type of massage by clearing the sinus passages and boosting their immune systems. Swelling in and around joints can be lessened in just one session of LDM. Patients have reported “..feeling lighter and more mobile than [they] have in years..” The movement of lymph through the body detoxifies our tissues and increases our overall health.

In Happiness and Health,
Samantha E. Mullen, LMT
(518) 724-5750