Do You Need a Hypoallergenic Massage Cream?
How are your allergies? If you’re like one in five Americans, there’s something bothering you. It could be pollen, it could be peanuts, it could be cats. There’s a never-ending list of things that people are allergic to, with symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to life-threatening anaphylaxis. If you’re one of the lucky ones without noticeable allergies, it might be hard to relate. The rest of us, unfortunately, spend far more time than we’d like sniffling over the OTC meds, reading the fine print on every food label, planning spring vacations to plant-free destinations, and seeking out hypoallergenic alternatives to everything from pets to massage creams.
How Do Allergies Work?
Most things we come into contact within the environment are harmless — but not everything. When we do encounter something dangerous, our immune responses kick in. Our bodies release proteins and histamines that attack the “intruders” and try to escort them away. Part of our bodies’ responses may involve sneezing, tearing up, swelling, and itchy rashes. Sometimes this natural reaction goes too far, making us more uncomfortable than necessary, or even endangering our lives. And, sometimes these reactions occur against common, otherwise harmless components of our environment — things like pollen, peanuts, or cats.
Allergies can occur from breathing in known allergens, eating something your allergic to or, in severe cases, touching something your body rejects. Possible triggers include dust mites, insect stings, mold, milk, shellfish, eggs, soy, all kinds of nuts and plants, latex, medications, and cockroach poop.
That’s right, we said it: You might be eating or lying in cockroach poop.
Do Hypoallergenic Products Help?
We do everything we can to avoid triggering our allergies. We give up certain foods. We run away at the sight of a bee. We filter our air. We’ll even move to a different part of the country if that’s what it takes. We also look for versions of our favorite things that are less likely to cause problems.
That’s what “hypoallergenic” means. It is something that causes fewer allergic reactions when compared with similar items. There’s no standardized requirement for use of the term, but it’s not something you’ll find slapped onto a jar of peanut butter. It’s more helpful and more commonly used in the cosmetics industry to denote a product less likely to cause skin irritation. There are also claims of pets bred to be hypoallergenic, but the success of those efforts has been disputed.
Hypoallergenic Free-Up Massage Cream Reduces Risk
If you are a massage therapist, the comfort and safety of your clients is a primary concern. Among the precautions you take is creating an environment free of potential allergy triggers, and a key decision you make is selecting a massage cream free of seed and nut oils, beeswax, salicylates, and aromatic scents.
The hypoallergenic formulation of Free-Up Massage Cream avoids all those hazards while still giving you that perfect feel for good grip and glide. It’s not too slick or sticky, it doesn’t dry out on the skin, and a little goes a long way.
Free-Up Massage Cream is the professional’s choice for reasons that go well beyond precautions against allergies, with users rating it “fantastic,” “powerfully effective,” and “excellent” for its ability to get the job done. But for the safety and comfort of clients who might be suffering from a range of allergies, the hypoallergenic properties of Free-Up make it even more of a favorite.