You know the feeling. You can’t sleep because every time you lay down you can’t breathe through your nose. Your head feels like it is in a vice and you sound seriously nasally (at least it’s a bit sexy though right?)
Having a cold or flu isn’t fun at the best of times, but when your nose becomes a dripping tap and the threat of suffocating to death due to mucus build up is almost a reality, things start to get a little dicey.
But don’t worry, we have you covered this cold and flu season.
Try this sinus drainage self-massage technique that will clear your sinus quickly and effectively when it matters the most.
Our lovely Dr Gracie demonstrates below …
Sinus Drainage Self-Massage Technique
- Using massage oil or cream, gently kneed the area behind your collar bones. This wakes up the bundle of supra-clavicular lymph nodes in preparation for drainage.
- Again, with some cream or oil, gentle massage 3 – 5 times in one fluid line from behind your ear, under your jaw and towards your chin.
- Now stroke down from the front side of your neck to the base of your collar bone 3 – 5 times
- Kneed the lymph nodes behind your collar bone once again
- Now move to the face. Apply gentle strokes from the center of your forehead, above the eye brows and towards the ‘temples’
- Next stoke from the bridge of your nose, under your cheek bones and towards the ear
For best results, repeat step 1 – 6 multiple times.
*Before utilising this technique, soften the mucus using an apple cider vinegar (1TBS) in warm water (1 cup) solution.
Mix the solution, put a little in your hand and very gently (important) ‘snort’ up the solution one nostril at a time. Be careful not to inhale too hard or fast to ensure the solution doesn’t move too far up the nasal canal. Blow your nose once you have completed both sides. Repeat if necessary.