If you suffer from congestion, sinusitis, or sinus pressure, a sinus massage may help reduce pain. This massage helps reduce pressure and thus drain the mucus from the sinuses. There are several methods, and more than one method can be combined
The first method is to do a basic sinus massage
- Rub your hands and fingers together to warm it up: Warm fingers and hands are more comfortable for pockets than cold hands. And cold hands may tighten the muscles.
- The first option is to put a little bit of oil on the palm of your hand. The oil reduces friction between your hand and your face. And the smell of the oil may stimulate relaxation. Good oils to use for a sinus massage include almond oil, baby oil, or castor oil
Just make sure that the oil does not get into your eyes while you massage near them.
Determine the beginning of the eye socket:
The beginning of the eye socket is located on either side of the nose, where the nasal septum meets the protrusion of the eyebrows. When pressure is applied to this area, it relieves sinus congestion, sinus headache, and eye fatigue.
Use the thumb, and we recommend the thumb because it is stronger than other fingers, and for some people, using the index finger is more comfortable for them. Do what you find comfortable for you.
- Apply pressure with the finger on the bump in the eye socket for one minute. The pressure should be of moderate intensity.
- Then press your fingers on the area and move it in a circular motion for two minutes.
- Keep your eyes closed while massaging this area.
Squeeze your cheeks:
Move the thumb or the index finger and the middle finger to be on the cheeks. When pressure is applied to this area, it helps reduce nasal congestion, sinus pain, and facial paralysis.
- Press firmly and hold on the cheeks for a minute.
- Then move your fingers in a circular motion for two minutes.
Stop the massage if you feel pain:
If there is pressure in the sinuses, this massage may make you feel that it is strong, this is normal. But if you feel any severe pain, you should stop it immediately, and try another treatment or consult a doctor.
- And in a circular motion, move your fingers from the inside out.
- Repeat this movement 10 times using firm, steady pressure.
- Make sure your hands are warm before you massage.
Try a sphenoid or ethmoid sinus massage:
- Put a little massage oil on your hands and rub them together to warm them.
- Use your index finger to massage either side of the nose in a downward motion. This will help drain the fluid that has collected in the sinuses. When moving up the septum, move your fingers in small circles at the corners of your eyes.
- Do not touch your eyes and do not let the oil touch them. The oil will not harm your eyes, but it may sting.
- Repeat 10 times.
Learn to massage your maxillary sinuses:
Once again put a little massage oil on your hands and rub them together to warm them.
Using your index finger, press down on your cheeks on either side of your nostril. Using small, circular motions, move your fingers along either side of the cheekbones toward the ear. Repeat this 10 times.
- Relaxing the sinuses using the nasal massage technique: This is recommended for those who suffer from sinus problems and nasal congestion. Put oil in your hands. Use the palm of your hand to massage the tip of the nose in a circular motion and repeat the movement 15 to 20 times.
- Change directions and rub the tip of your nose in the opposite direction of your movement the last time, 15 to 20 times.
Try to drain sinus fluid by massage:
Put a little massage oil on your hands and rub them together. Using moderate pressure, massage with the thumb from the center of the forehead to the ear. Repeat two to three times.
- Place the thumbs below the jaw, and slide it down on either side of the neck, until it reaches the collarbone.
The third method: the link between the use of massage and steam therapy
Use steam before or after a massage: Combining them helps increase fluid drainage from the sinuses, and as uncomfortable as this may seem, it reduces pressure inside the sinuses.
- Steam is an ancient way to treat sinuses. Steam opens the nasal passages and loosens the thick mucus, making it easier for it to exit from the sinus.
- Fill a quarter of the fridge with water and boil it for a minute until thick steam comes out. Then lift it from the fire and put it on a table.
You want the steam to enter the nose and throat without burning yourself. Also keep children away from the pot while it is boiling. And do this treatment when no children are around.
Wrap a large cotton towel around your head : then place your head over the bowl. Close your eyes and keep your face 12 inches from the bowl so that you do not get burned.
- Breathe in through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Do this 5 times. Then reduce the inhale and exhale to only twice. Do this for ten minutes or as long as the steam comes out of the pot. Try to blow hard through the nose during the treatment.
- Do this technique every two hours. You can get steam by placing your head over a pot of hot tea or soup.
Add herbs to your steam treatment: You can add herbs or oils (one drop per quarter of water). The following oils have an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, or anti-fungal effect. Such as:
- Peppermint, thyme and sage oil, lavender, and lavender oil are all great options to start. If you have been diagnosed with a fungal infection in the sinuses, add drops of black walnut oil, tea tree, or sage to boiled water.
- Test the oil you want to use against allergies, test each type of oil for a minute and then move your face for 10 minutes to see how you feel. If you suffer from any side effects such as sneezing or itching, re-heat the water and perform the full treatment.
- If you do not have oils, you can use dry herbs as an alternative. And boil the water for an extra minute.
Take a hot bath: Taking a long hot bath can have the same effect as a steam treatment. Hot water There is warm, moisturizing air that helps clear the nasal passages and relieve sinus pressure
An appropriate effect can be achieved by applying a hot compress to the face to help open blocked nasal passages. Heat a wet towel in the microwave for t