Sinus clearing is a very effective but not very well known treatment option for allergies and congestion. The human sinus cavity may appear from an anatomical diagram to be very complex structure and in reality it is very complex structure but it's function as a passageway for air in and out of the body is not all that different concept than that of typical musical instruments. When sinus congestion and inflammation occurs within the sinus cavity there's typically pressure put upon the open passageways in the area of the sinus which causes a compression on those areas now only causing a feeling of pressure but of restricted passageways. Massage therapy can be a great aid because it can affect drainage patterns as well as to allow the passageways to be open by simply relieving some of the back pressure on the deeper internal sinus cavities which will then allow for drainage. The put this in extremely overly simplified terms imagine a suction cup against a window sinus pressure holes in word towards itself once congestion begins creating a vacuum typed ceiling effect on long narrow passageways in the sinus cavity which does not allow it to release very easily. By using massage you can allow gaps around the edges of the steeper internal sinus cavities similar to putting your finger along the edge of a suction cup to release it.
It's also perfectly coincides with the idea of using nebulizers and Nettie pots to help relieve sinus congestion as well as simple therapy of attempting to blow your nose but however blowing your nose can also help to increase that pressure as well which can make releasing it by yourself more difficult. I have had fantastic success in releasing the sinus cavity wants congested in most cases it can occur within a few minutes with the longer sessions lasting up to 30 minutes to releasing entire sinus cavity and allowing it to drain naturally out through the nose or through the back for throat. This is a fantastic example of a drug free therapy that is how I simple to do but extremely effective. Once the process of decompressing the sinus cavity begins the drainage will start within 24 hours and may continue for several days to paint on the tightness of the sinus cavity in the amount of mucus and may have accumulated in the sinus cavity or the body to reducing inflammation caused by allergy reactions.
In some cases massage therapists hold informal workshops for couples and friends to learn this technique as it is a relatively safe to do with some minor instructions. However I have chosen to air on the side of caution when it comes to certain discussions of at-home size therapy techniques just because of the contraindicated that can sometimes occur when dealing with the area of the face jaw and neck. If this topic interest you more please do not be afraid to contact a local massage therapist or acupuncturist for more information.