Are you suffering from sinusitis? It afflicts many people at this time of year. Sinusitis is one of the most common illnesses and affects over 35 million people in the United States annually.
Chronic sinusitis sufferers typically try many different remedies in an attempt to alleviate pain and symptoms, including both over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
What sinusitis sufferers may not think about is giving their massage therapist a call. Massage therapy can help with chronic and non-infectious cases of sinusitis. In many instances, repeated bouts of sinusitis no longer react to medications and alternative remedies may be needed.
Symptoms of sinusitis usually include nasal congestion, facial pain and tenderness, a diminished sense of smell, and sometimes fever. If sinus discomfort worsens after five to seven days, it is probably sinusitis, and not just a side effect from a cold or the flu.
Sinusitis can also cause coughing, ear pain or pressure, and fatigue. Chronic sinusitis sufferers should consult with their physician prior to starting massage therapy to alleviate symptoms.
After repeated attempts to deal with pain and congestion that is often associated with sinusitis, many people may opt to just deal with the discomfort.
Trying massage therapy to help alleviate symptoms may be beneficial and provide hope that more comfortable days are just around the corner!
Massage therapy can bring fast relief from sinusitis side effects. Massage therapists often use a combination of sinus massage, acupressure, lymphatic drainage and cranial sacral therapy.
These techniques can help to alleviate the uncomfortable symptoms that are generally experienced by sinusitis sufferers.