As spring approaches, the anticipation of warmer days and blooming landscapes increases. But for many people, this time of year also means the start of the pollen count and the associated symptoms. Even before the first early bloomers open their buds, pollen allergy sufferers start to notice the first signs. Around 16 percent of the German population suffer from pollen allergies, which can range from mild hay fever to life-threatening asthma. For those not affected, it may be difficult to understand how severe the effects of a pollen allergy can be. However, there are ways to alleviate the symptoms and improve quality of life during the pollen season.

Strengthen the immune system: The effect of the sauna

One effective method of alleviating pollen allergies is to permanently strengthen the body's own immune system. Regular visits to the sauna can help with this. Studies have shown that people who regularly go to the sauna are better able to ward off the invading pollen. By alternating between strong heat and cold stimuli, the blood vessels in the skin and mucous membranes are trained to contract and open quickly. This can help to alleviate the symptoms of pollen allergies.

The health benefits of thermal water

Thermal water contains a variety of minerals and trace elements that can have a positive effect on the mucous membranes. Ingredients that are particularly beneficial for the mucous membranes include sulphates, sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium. These ingredients can work synergistically to soothe, regenerate and strengthen the mucous membranes, which can lead to overall relief from allergic symptoms.

  • Sulfate: Sulfate-containing thermal water can contribute to the regeneration of the mucous membranes thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Sodium: Sodium is important for the moisture balance of the mucous membranes and can help to hydrate and soothe them.
  • Calcium: Calcium is crucial for the regeneration of cells and supports the repair and strengthening of damaged mucous membranes.
  • Magnesium: Magnesium has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to reduce the sensitivity of the mucous membranes to allergic stimuli.
  • Potassium: Potassium plays an important role in regulating the water balance in the cells and helps to maintain the moisture of the mucous membranes.

Natural relief methods

In addition to visiting the sauna and the positive effects of thermal water, there are other measures to alleviate pollen allergies and reduce contact with allergy-causing pollen. These include regularly airing your home in the early morning and late evening hours and wearing sunglasses outdoors to protect your eyes from pollen. An adapted diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods such as apples, onions and broccoli can also alleviate allergic reactions.

Holistic approach for a better quality of life

There are numerous ways to help pollen allergy sufferers cope better with the challenging time of spring and improve their quality of life. A comprehensive approach that takes into account both the body and the mind can help to significantly reduce symptoms and enjoy spring in all its glory.

Visit our thermal baths and experience holistic relaxation that not only strengthens your body but also alleviates your pollen allergies. Enjoy spring without annoying symptoms and recharge your batteries in our relaxing environment.