Allergy Relief Specialist

Cynthia Orsi -  - Massage Therapist

Body N Balance

Cynthia Orsi

Massage Therapist located in Flemington, NJ

Do you have allergies that you can’t control with antihistamines alone? If so, consider supplementing your regular allergy treatment with holistic therapies at Body N Balance, located in Flemington, New Jersey. Body N Balance is a wellness spa led by certified massage therapist Cynthia Orsi. The practice offers a variety of treatments that may help alleviate allergy symptoms. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.

Allergy Relief Q & A

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What are seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies surface when a new season brings about irritants such as pollen, and your body’s immune system overreacts. To fight off what your body thinks are invaders, it sends out histamines. Histamines cause allergy symptoms like:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Runny eyes
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus pressure

Some of the most common culprits of seasonal allergies include:

  • Flower buds
  • Tree pollen
  • Grass
  • Ragweed

Other allergies, like animal dander allergies and food allergies, are present all year round.

Can I relieve allergy symptoms through massage?

Many people find massage therapy to be effective in reducing allergy symptoms. The professionals at Body N Balance treat allergies using a number of techniques, including:

Manual lymph drainage

During manual lymph drainage, your Body N Balance practitioner applies gentle pressure all over your body. In doing so, they encourage circulation and helps move lymph waste fluid through your system so it can drain. When your lymphatic system is working efficiently, you’ll notice an improvement in allergies and sinus problems. This may be covered by your insurance provider if you have a prescription from your doctor, so be sure to check.

Foot reflexology

During foot reflexology, your practitioner puts pressure on nerve areas on your feet that correspond to other parts of your body. This pressure brings healing and relaxation to these areas. It also promotes the healthy flow of energy through the body.

If you’re suffering from allergies, they can apply pressure in areas on your feet that correspond to your immune system, thereby calming your allergies.


Acupressure is a practice similar to acupuncture, in which your massage therapist applies pressure to certain points on the body. These points all run along energy channels in the body known in Chinese medicine as meridians.

Along with the above treatments, a salt cave session, along with your MLD Halo Therapy, is a great way to relieve your sinuses.

Can massage therapy replace my regular allergy medications?

Massage and other non-invasive therapies should not replace your regular allergy medications without consulting with your doctor. Rather, holistic treatments can be used to supplement your regular allergy protocol in order to boost your defenses. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your primary care doctor or allergist.


For your safety, Halotherapy visits are limited to no more than 3 visits per week.

If allergies are getting you down, take action. Find out if massage therapy or a similar treatment will help you by scheduling a consultation at Body N Balance. Call the office or use the online booking tool.

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