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Preventing Sinus Congestion During A Massage

Being a Massage Therapist I give a lot of massages to all sorts of people at my San Antonio, Texas practice. Like my clients I love to get a wonderful therapeutic massage as often as I can. However, like many other people I sometimes have a problem with sinus congestion while lying face down during the massage session. There are number of causes for the sinus congestion such as seasonal allergies, and irritants such as smoke, pollution, dust and molds. The sinus congestion makes it difficult to breath through the nose and properly enjoy the massage 수원스웨디시.

There are many things that Massage Therapists like myself do to assist clients with sinus congestion during the massage therapy session. Adjustments to the face rest are helpful as are acupressure points that help to relieve sinus pressure. Other things that are helpful include the use of essential oils like pine, eucalyptus, or peppermint to open up sinus passages. Less commonly used breathing aids include cold gel-filled face masks or nasal strips. The problem with all of these measures is that they’re somewhat hit-or-miss, the best way to combat sinus congestion during massage is to prevent it in the first place.

My favorite method of preventing sinus congestion is sinus irrigation. Sinus irrigation is actually a very old way of coping with congestion, allergies, and post-nasal drip. Simply, sinus irrigation is exactly what it sounds like -using a saline solution to gently wash out mucous, dust, pollen, and other irritants. A popular method of sinus irrigation is to use a “neti” pot. It’s a small pot that looks somewhat like a small teapot or gravy boat. To use the neti pot you fill it with a warm saline solution which is made with chlorine-free water (distilled or purified drinking water) and a packet(s) of pure salt. It’s important that you don’t use table salt to make your saline solution because table salt contains iodine and anti-coagulants that wouldn’t be good for you. Once you’ve made your solution and filled the pot you will need to pour it in one nostril and let it run out the other. To perform the irrigation without swallowing the solution or feeling like you’re drowning follow these steps:


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