Whether you’re constipated
Uh-huh, we feel it immediately. Your stomach is firm to the touch. But it’s OK—we’ll get things moving for you, and teach you some self-techniques, too (like tracing the words “I love you” into your stomach). Don’t blush: We all tend to need support in that area sometimes. Don’t miss these tips for a soothing self-massage.
If your allergies are flaring
You have pressure points over your eyes, forehead, cheeks, and even around your jaw. When these are tender and inflamed, and the quality of the tissue feels different, we know you might be dealing with pesky allergies, says Melanie Brunette, Associate Spa Director at Canyon Ranch wellness resort in Lenox, MA. “However, the tenderness could also be due to muscular trigger points so we ask questions about any pain or problems you’ve been experiencing.” Lymph nodes in the chest, around the neck, and under the armpits will also be tender and swollen.