It's bound to happen and it can be painful and irritating, but your sinuses are going to fill up with nasty and you'll need relief.

Every time I travel to a humid climate location and come back to the dry climate in Wyoming, my sinuses get confused and out of whack. It's almost a guarantee that I'll have some sort of congestion, dry throat and snot.

I usually just tough it out and let it run it's course, with the help of a hot toddy or 2.

After a recent trip, my sinuses felt like an elephant was stepping on them. At the suggestion of a listener named Suzy, I did what most people do, and turned to google to find a quick way to relieve the pressure by massaging the sinuses.

I didn't realize how many different options were available for relieving the sinus pain just by poking and rubbing on your face. It makes sense, but not the first thing that pops into my head.

There are many sinus massages you can choose from

  • General Sinus Massage 
  • Frontal Sinus Massage
  • Maxillary Sinus Massage
  • Ethmoid Sinus Massage
  • Sphenoid Sinus Massage

There are also pressure points you can push to help with the drainage

  • Acupresssure Point BL2: Located where your eyebrow meets your nose, this pressure point can help relieve frontal headaches.
  • Acupresssure Point GB20: Located at the back of your head where the skull meets neck muscles, this pressure point can relieve midline headaches.
  • Acupresssure Point L3: Located on your foot between the tendons of your big toe and second toe, this pressure point can help with headaches.
  • Acupresssure Point LI4: Located on your hand between the thumb and index finger, this pressure point can help relieve sinus congestion.
  • Acupresssure Point LI 20: Located at the base of your nose, this pressure point can help relieve sinus pressure.
  • Acupresssure Point SI18: Located where your cheekbones meet your nose, this pressure point can relieve sinus congestion.

I found a video on YouTube from a Chiropractor named Dr. Beau Pierce that demonstrates a method of facial massage that helps drain the sinuses. Of course I had to try it...and it worked. If you're suffering from sinus pain and pressure, try it out.

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