How to Relieve Sinus Pressure with Self-Massage

Learn how to relieve sinus pressure with self-massage in this Howcast video featuring massage therapist Judie Rhed Yim.

So we’re going to do how to do self-massage to relieve sinus pressure. The sinus pressure generally happens right alongside underneath your eyes down to the sides of the nose. The pressure gradient pretty much is released if you start at this pressure point right adjacent to the labial fold of the large part of your nostrils. So I’m going to have the model do some self-massage by putting some gentle downward pressure towards the face, not so much up but towards inward so that you’re releasing the pressure in between the nasal labial folds.

And you’re starting from downward moving upwards towards your eyeballs in precision, but the actual pressure still exactly is towards the face. And this helps to pump out the lymphatic that also maybe compromised in terms of congestion. And you’re then going to move a little bit more outside of the cheeks in such a manner and that opens up the passages of the sinuses. Another really great point to utilize is right in between the eyebrows here. A lot of the pressure also happens with this top portion of the forehead onto the nose.

So you can use both your fingers and one finger, I guess. It’s up to you, and you want to go underneath the bridge of the brow, the ridge of the brow which is up here, the shelf of the brow, and use gentle upward motion, flicking up and went holding that position as well to release the downward motion that occurs on a daily basis and putting the hold for about five minutes. This also helps to clear nasal passage as well. And take in deep breath in and out. And you could also utilize essential oils of eucalyptus and peppermint to open up the passages as well along with your self-massage.