By Patricia Mar 08, 2021
Clogged, congested sinuses can be annoying at best, but painful for some. Either way, you want relief and you want it fast. There’s nothing better than being able to breathe easily and passively through your nose — and we all know that we don’t appreciate that feeling until our sinuses are clogged. For many, all their sinuses need is a little stimulation in the form of a gentle massage. It’s easy to do at home and we’ve gathered a step-by-step guide for massaging all four of your sinuses for nasal congestion and headache relief.
Your frontal sinuses are located in the center of your forehead and right above each of your eyes. Here’s how to massage your frontal sinuses to breathe better and reduce sinus headaches:
Your maxillary sinuses are the largest and they are located on both sides of your nose and just below your cheeks. Here’s how to properly massage your maxillary sinuses to breathe better through your nose:
Your sphenoid sinuses are located behind your nose and right between your eyes, while the ethmoid sinuses are in the bone that divides your nasal cavity from your brain, so these two are quite close together. Here’s how to properly massage both your sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses to open up your sinuses, breathe better, and reduce sinus headaches in a pinch:
For any of the sinus massages you try, if you don’t feel like your sinuses are clear, feel free to repeat the massages every hour or so. Additionally, try out these optional tips for an even more soothing, relaxing, and effective sinus massage.
If massaging doesn’t help, Detroit Sinus Center has the answers to all of your sinus problems. Our team of specialists can help relieve your congested sinuses no matter if they’ve been bugging you for a day or for years. We offer expert sinus treatment from nasal steroid spray and other prescriptions to balloon sinuplasty treatment and endoscopic sinus surgery. Contact us today to get in touch with one of our sinus specialists in Detroit and to schedule your appointment!