October, 2018

How to ease Sinus Congestion

Sinus congestion can develop into sinus headaches and pressure points as a result of change in weather or related to allergies  So what is it?  We from The Healing Place explain sinusitis and give you DIY self-help tips to find relief from the congestion and pain.
The science…
The body produces a litre of mucus a day which is eliminated by the body’s natural mucus pathway.  However, when the lining of your sinuses get inflamed, it closes off the natural mucus pathway, so the litre of mucus sits there and creates an infection.
The feeling…
If you suffer from a sinus infection it will probably feel “like death.” The primary symptoms of a sinus infection are nasal congestion, yellow or green nasal discharge, and facial pain and pressure. Some people may also experience pain in their teeth, because the teeth go into the bottom of your maxillary sinuses, or cheek sinuses and it will probably feel like your face is full or very heavy. But it’s not like a normal headache. It’s a sinus ache. You will also feel tired—really tired.
The solution…
The Bergman method of Facial Reflexology can help relieve Sinusitis as it targets points for drainage and pressure relief.

Facial Reflexology is deeply relaxing with immediate effects due to the close proximity to the brain and central nervous system.  Using hands and fingers, facial muscles and nerve endings are stimulated and re-invigorated, opening up the energy channels throughout the body.

The Healing Place have devised a 3 step DIY Facial Reflexology version with reflex points to relieve the pressure and tension that builds in the sinuses and also help drain the mucus that has accumulated in the face. These simple techniques will leave you feeling able to breathe through your nose and reduce the pain and swelling around your eyes, cheeks, nose or forehead.
Before you begin…
Sit comfortably, relax, apply a few drops of your favourite facial serum or oil to your finger tips and remember to breathe.

Step 1: Smooth your eyebrows then use both index fingers and place them at the beginning of the eyebrow just under the bone. Press in and push upwards for 3 seconds. Breathe in gently and feel the pressure lift.  Repeat this three times.

Step 2: Working slowly and breathing rhythmically, lightly move to the middle of the eyebrows, move your index fingers just slightly above the eyebrow, feeling for a little divit there, press in and hold for 3 seconds.  Breathe and repeat 3 times.

Step 3: To help drain the mucus, move your index fingers to the beginning of your eyebrow then slide with your thumbs or fingers working outwards from the eyebrows. Breathe in gently moving slowly from the inside to the outside of your eyebrows 3 times.  Then move your fingers to the top of your nostrils where the cheekbones meet the nasal bone, it will feel like a triangle, press in and hold for 3 seconds.
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