inus problems got you down? Chances are, massage therapy might be able to help!
The mid-winter months can be a tough time for keeping our immune systems healthy and ready to combat the inevitable cold and flu season. Do you suffer from sinusitis, sinus congestion, or tension headaches? If so, sinus massage could be a valuable tool to add to your winter self-care routine. Yes, massage for the sinuses is a “thing,” and massage therapists can use techniques that are aimed at helping to relieve symptoms of tension, inflammation and congestion in your face and/or sinuses.
As part of a sinus massage treatment, a skilled therapist might use specialized techniques, like lymphatic drainage in combination with breath-work, essential oils, hydrotherapy, and tapping or tapotement, to relax the parasympathetic nervous system while stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Approaching a sinus massage treatment by addressing the body and its various systems as a whole is key in helping to open restricted airways and in alleviating both the severity and frequency of headaches, inflammation, and congestion in the face. Sinus massage not only provides near instant relief from congestion and sinus pain, but can also be used as part of a treatment plan to help decrease the risk of sinus infections and headaches from happening in the first place. Sinus massage can benefit almost anyone; from the common cold and seasonal bronchitis sufferers, to asthmatics, the elderly, and even those with poor thyroid health.