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January 9, 2022

Massage is the effective method of therapy and prevention of many diseases, including sinusitis.

Pressure on certain points can have a beneficial effect on the body - improving overall well-being and reducing the intensity of the manifestation of unpleasant symptoms. Due to this, massage for sinusitis at home is often prescribed by doctors as an adjunct to drug treatment.

The Benefits of Massage

Acupressure is an ancient tactic of therapy that allows you to alleviate the patient's condition and significantly accelerate recovery .That is why modern specialists took advantage of this circumstance and now acupressure has become an integral part of the recovery period in the treatment of various pathologies. Below we will take a closer look at the advantages of this method in the treatment of sinusitis.

The massage is designed to "work" in several directions:

  • effective for nasal congestion;
  • helps to liquefy mucous secretion and improve its discharge;
  • relieves headaches and facial pains;
  • ensures the normalization of the transport function of the ciliated epithelium;
  • helps to improve blood circulation;
  • increases the body's immune forces;
  • after treatment of sinusitis, it helps to return to normal life.

Currently, there are several types of massage techniques, but the most popular are two of them - therapeutic acupressure and soothing acupressure.

Types of Massage for Sinusitis

Several types of massage have been used in the treatment of sinus inflammation for many years:

  1. Acupressure massage
  2. Facial massage for sinusitis.
  3. Segmental-reflex massage
  4. Massage the nose for sinusitis.
  5. Relaxing massage
  6. Chinese massage for sinusitis.
  7. Honey facial massage.

Acupressure massage for sinusitis consists of a moxibustion and tingling procedure . Skin tingling according to the Shcherbak method is effective in treating sinusitis due to some unique effect of tingling on certain areas of the skin.It turns out that certain specific areas of the skin are closely related to formations in the autonomic system.

That is why, for the effective treatment of sinusitis, one should act on the cervical region of the skin, where excellent innervation is located, which helps to get a positive reaction of the whole body to the tingling process.

Acupressure massage of the maxillary sinuses with sinusitis is recommended to be performed in the following ways:

  1. By using fingernails to prick the skin.
  2. Thanks to kneading the skin with the thumb using helical movements.
  3. Finger pressure on a specific area of ​​the skin.
  4. Performing vibrating movements for 1 minute. Gradually and very slowly increase the impact on the selected area.

However, it should be understood that no matter which massage you choose in the treatment of sinusitis, each of them undoubtedly helps to improve the functions of the nasal cavity and sinus mucosa, restore metabolic processes in the ciliated epithelium and activate the functions of blood vessels.

Massage movements have a beneficial effect on other tissues that are located near the paranasal sinuses as well. This is why massage is used for treatment and for prevention of chronic sinusitis.

Acupressure Medical Massage

If the doctor has prescribed acupressure massage for you, it means it will help to get a better result from the treatment using specific acupressure points.

It is always recommended for you to find a qualified specialist who is well trained in  acupressure points medical massage. Acupressure massage is a specific type of reflexology that may include moxibustion and acupuncture. This technique is based on activation of certain points, resulting in a response from a specific organ.   When acupressure massage is used for the treatment of sinusitis, various techniques can be used.  An experienced therapist uses the corners of the nails, light pressure and kneading with his or her fingers.

In the course of such therapy, it is possible to activate metabolic processes, stimulate tissue renewal after injury, and increase the body's resistance to various pathogens.

Also, acupressure is used not only for treatment, but also as an effective measure for preventing the development of inflammatory processes in the sinuses.

Acupressure massage for sinusitis caused by viral infections can be performed at seven massage points:

  1. First you need to activate the point, which is located in the center of the forehead. Using light strokes with your fingertips, you can relieve tension quickly enough.
  2. Then the therapist moves to the place between the eyebrows - by such actions nasal breathing improves, painful nasal congestion is eliminated.
  3. The next massage point is at the point where the eyebrows and the bridge of the nose converge. Massage should be done on both sides.
  4. Near the nostrils, manipulations must be done extremely carefully. This zone is symmetrical and during the massage the problem associated with nasal congestion is solved.
  5. When the doctor moves to the cheekbones, massage should be done perpendicular to the pupil.
  6. If painful sensations in the throat and coughing occur, these symptoms can be eliminated by massaging the chest and collarbone.
  7. Sinusitis headache can be alleviated by massaging acupressure points located at the base of your skull in the hollows.

When acupressure is performed for sinusitis, it is important for the therapist to use precise procedure. This procedure is carried out by using slow and smooth circular movements of the middle and index fingers, interchanging soft pressure with intense. It’s important to alternate soft pressure with intense.

Massage each area for at least 5 minutes. In order to obtain the maximum positive result from the treatment, such therapeutic measures should be carried out 3 times a day or more.

Soothing acupressure

It is important to remember, when massage for sinusitis is performed simultaneously with the other prescribed procedures, patients recover much faster.

So, how to do a soothing massage, knowing certain biologically active points:

  1. Sibai point - it is located in the center under the eye. It is necessary to act on it simultaneously from both sides of the eye in a sitting position.
  2. The feishu point  is located between the third and fourth vertebrae in the thoracic region. In this case, another person on the right and on the left should massage at the same time. During the procedure, the patient is better off lying on his stomach.
  3. The feng chi point  is located at the back of the head. Massage for sinusitis in this case should be carried out in a sitting position with the head tilted forward.
  4. The shan si point is located on the midline of the head, just above the border of the beginning of hair growth. It is also necessary to massage it while sitting.
  5. The mei-chun point is located just above the end of the eyebrow (inner). It must be influenced simultaneously from both sides, while in the supine or sitting position.
  6. Le-tsue point - located on the wrist. The patient should act on it independently, while sitting with his hand, palm down on the table.

Since a soothing massage for sinusitis should be soft, massage pressure should be smoothly performed using rotational stroking of the zones. It is recommended to repeat the massage up to 3 times a day .


Like any other medical procedures, massage for sinusitis has a number of contraindications:

  • changes in the skin in the affected area (acne, allergies, warts);
  • malignant and benign neoplasms;
  • increased body temperature;
  • peptic ulcer of the duodenum and stomach;
  • psychical deviations;
  • blood diseases;
  • pregnancy.


Massage for sinusitis requires to keep some simple but important  rules that can help to achieve the highest therapeutic result.

  1. Do not use cold hands.
  2. Do not rush. All movements must be performed slowly.
  3. Increase the pressure gradually.
  4. Due to the lack of experience, first massage should be done under the supervision of a specialist.
  5. Check with your doctor before starting your procedure.
  6. Make sure to breathe deeply and evenly.
  7. In the beginning, massage is performed 1 time per day, and then gradually the number of sessions should be increased up to 3-4 times a day.
  8. Massage daily.
  9. During the period of the procedures, it is required not to drink alcohol or other stimulating substances.
  10. During sinusitis treatment, replace hot baths with warm or slightly cool showers.
  11. In a case of such symptoms as high temperature, painful sensations in the sinuses, eyeballs or upper jaw, you should immediately consult a doctor.

So, massage is an effective adjuvant therapy in the treatment of sinusitis . 

 It is also a prevention of this disease during the period of epidemics.

Combination of various methods and techniques of treating sinusitis will definitely help you to eliminate

the symptoms of the disease as quick as possible.