If you suffer from sinus congestion, whether from a cold/flu, allergies or even a change in temperature, then a sinus massage may help to alleviate your symptoms. The sinuses are hollow cavities in the skull lined with mucous membranes that are thought to be the way our bodies humidify the air we inhale through our nose. Sinus infection and congestion can cause pain in these surrounding muscles that may lead to headaches.
By gently massaging the skin and muscle of the face, neck and head we can encourage the sinus to ‘drain’ through the stimulation of the lymphatic and circulatory systems. In addition the relief from the pressure in the muscles of the face can lead to reduced congestion and discomfort.