Sinusitis Relief

About Sinusitis

Sinusitis may refer to the inflammation of the membrane lining of the sinuses. The Sinuses are four pairs of mucous-membrane-lined, air-filled cavity in certain skull bones. Five skull bones – the frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid, and maxillary bones contain sinuses. These sinuses are called paranasal sinuses, because they cluster around the nasal cavity.

Sinusitis is commonly associated with getting a cold, flu, infection, virus, or allergy.  You may experience yellowish-green mucus discharges from nose, a sense of pressure in your face, difficulty breathing through nose, sinus headache, low fever, or fatigue.

Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is when the inflammation of the sinuses happens suddenly and is short-term. Acute sinusitis may be caused by a common cold, bacteria, or allergy.

Acute sinusitis may causes the cavities around the nasal passages to become inflamed, swollen, and interferes with the drainage that may result mucus to build up.

Acute sinusitis may cause difficulty to breathe through the nose.  The areas around eyes, nose, and face may feel swollen, and you may have facial pain or a sinus headache.


Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is persistent and long-term. The symptoms of chronic sinusitis may include nasal congestion, facial pain, facial pressure, or could trigger asthma symptoms.

Chronic sinusitis could lead to anosmia, an absence or reduced sense of smell.  Chronic maxillary sinusitis may associate with a dental infection.

Causes of Sinusitis

Causes of sinusitis could have many factors contribute to developing sinusitis, such as structural abnormalities, allergy, and second hand smoke may be associated with chronic sinusitis.

Causes of sinusitis may result from a common cold, flu or a viral infection.  Soft tissues such as the problems with muscles and fascia of the face, nose, head, and neck area also could cause sinusitis especially chronic sinusitis.

Sinusitis can be classified by the sinus cavity:

Frontal sinus is located above eyes; fontal sinusitis could cause pain or pressure in forehead or headaches.

Sphenoid sinus is located in the sphenoid bone behind nose; sphenoid sinusitis could cause pain or pressure behind eyes, or pain refers to head.

Maxillary sinus is located in the maxillary bone, which in cheek area; maxillary sinusitis could cause pain or pressure in cheek area, a toothache, or headaches.

Ethmoid sinus is located between the eyes; ethmoid sinusitis could cause pain or pressure between or behind the eyes, and headaches.

Allergic Sinusitis

Allergic sinusitis is a reaction to exposure to inhalants such as dust, pollen, smoke and animal dander. Symptoms of allergic sinusitis may include nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy nose and throat; reduce sense of smell or taste, headaches or pain and pressure in head.

Recurrent Sinusitis

Recurrent sinusitis has similar symptoms to acute or chronic sinusitis, the difference is in the frequency of an outbreak.  Recurrent sinusitis suffers the repetitive cycle of sinusitis symptoms.  The cycle of recurrent sinusitis impact on quality of life – missed work, activities, social life, and fatigue.

Sinusitis Symptoms

Sinusitis symptoms may include pain or pressure in face and nose area, feeling of swollen in face, nasal congestion or stuffy nose. Headaches, aches over the affected sinuses are common sinusitis symptoms.

Nasal discharges, low fever or toothaches may accompany acute sinusitis symptoms.  Sinusitis may also cause ear problems due to the congestion of nasal passages that could be demonstrated by dizziness, light headed, or heavy headed, or vibration sensation in head.

Sinusitis Relief

Symptoms associated with sinusitis could be relieved through massage therapy incorporating other forms of natural therapy include:

  • Excessive tears
  • Headaches / dizziness
  • Itchy eyes / itchy nose
  • Low fever / fatigue
  • Neck pain / back pain
  • Pressure in head
  • Pressure behind eyes
  • Reduced sense of taste
  • Throbbing around nose
  • Tension in affected area
  • Snoring / sleep apnea
  • Vibration sensation in head
  • Frequent clearing throat
  • Heavy headed
  • Light headed
  • Nasal discharges
  • Pressure in face
  • Pain behind eyes
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Stuffy nose / running nose
  • Toothaches / TMJ pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swollen in face area

Sinusitis Treatment

Place to Heal is experienced in treating the chronic sinusitis symptoms listed in section “Sinusitis Relief”. Treatment for sinusitis symptoms is gentle, natural and safe.

Treatment for sinusitis symptoms is provided by experienced R.M.T with hands-on manual therapies to help facilitate your body’s own natural healing ability and has had high success rates with long-term relief in sinusitis symptoms.

Place to Heal uses individual, personalized treatment plans and processes to discover the underlying causes of sinusitis symptoms. Earlier treatment could minimize the discomfort of sinusitis symptoms and the potential complications or difficulties.

Treatment for sinusitis with manual therapy include Massage Therapy, Myofasical Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy and lymph therapy. Incorporating these therapies into the treatment enhances the effectiveness in relieving sinusitis and other related symptoms.


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  • Piercing pain
  • Firing pain
  • Ulcer like pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Acute pain
  • Raw pain
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Characteristic of Pain

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  • Pain comes & goes
  • Pain persistent
  • Pain at rest or during activities
  • Pain in local area or distal
  • Pain shooting down
  • Pain worse in the morning
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Annoying Sensations

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  • Numbness
  • Pins & needles
  • Stiffness
  • Immobile
  • Heaviness
  • Dizziness
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