Sinus pain along with headache, pressure, nasal congestion, nasal discharge and fullness can make you feel pretty sick. Usually, sinus or bacterial colds are caused by cold weather or allergies. Most of the people also feel sinus pain due to a number of reasons such as:
–Deviated septum, an uneven nose wall of tissues inside the nose.
–Nasal polyps or the abnormal nasal tissue growth.
Sinus pain is also known as chronic sinusitis in medical terms and it is one of the most common primary care presentations in Australia, and 1.4 in every 100 general practice encounters were for acute or chronic sinusitis.1 In 2011 and 2012, an estimated 1.9 million Australians had chronic rhinosinusitis.2 It has been shown to have a greater impact on social functioning than chronic heart failure, angina or back pain.3
Sinus Relief Remedies
There are many over the counters relief solutions to alleviate sinus pain but if you want to try something effective, nothing is more effective than self-massage.
Self-massage promotes ease of congestion and also promotes congestion drainage. All you need if your fingers and that’s all.
Massage Techniques For Sinus Pain
In this article, we are going to explain 3 massage techniques that might be useful in alleviating sinus pain.
Frontal Sinus Massage
If you have frontal sinus massage, this technique is the best for you. Basically, frontal sinuses are found at the center of the forehead. Most of the people feel pain right above each eye.
Here is a full self-massage technique to help you get rid of frontal sinus massage:
–Start the process by rubbing your hands with each other to warm them up a little.
–Place your middle finger and the index finger of both hands, on top of each eyebrow to start the frontal sinus massage.
–tart the massage by moving your fingers in a circular motion and towards the out. Make sure that you move your fingers to temples.
–Do this process for about 30 seconds and repeat if you have to.
Maxillary Sinus Massage
On either side of the nose, you would find your maxillary sinuses. They are just above the teeth and below the cheeks. Out of 4 sinuses, they are the largest. If you suffer from maxillary sinus pain, here is a self-massage technique to help you out.
–Place your index finger and your middle finger of both hands, just above the upper jaw and in the area between the cheekbones.
–Place the fingers on either side of your nose.
–Massage this area with your fingers in a circular motion for about 30 seconds.
–If you want a steady and strong pressure, use your thumbs instead of your index fingers.
Ethmoid Sinus Massage/Sphenoid Sinus Massage
Sphenoid sinuses can be found on the sphenoid bone which is present on both sides of the skull. This nose is found between the eyes and the nose, just under the pituitary gland.
However, the ethmoid sinuses are found at the ethmoid bone. This bone divides the brain from the nasal cavity.
Here is a simple self-massage technique to relieve both kinds of sinuses:
–Place both of your index fingers on the nose bridge.
–After that, find the area between the corner of your eyes and the nasal bone.
–Hold your index fingers firmly in that area for about 15 seconds.
–After that, move the fingers downward and stroke along the nose bridge.
–Do it for about 30 seconds and repeat if you have to.
Sinusitis can be debilitating and can affect someone’s day without notice. These self-massage techniques can definitely prove to be handy when that time arises.