The best hack for relieving sinus pain without medicine

It’s easy to do and the best part is, it’s free!

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  • Whether it's a cold or allergies, when your sinuses hurt, it is the worst! You don't want to take a ton of medicine and feel sluggish, but you do need a solution and some sinus relief.

  • Recently, a mother of two was sitting with her children at dinner and was saddened that her daughter was struggling to breathe. Instead of running to the medicine cabinet, she tried message therapy.

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  • What is massage therapy?

  • Massage therapy is massaging the soft tissues of your body to relieve pressure and irritation. When you focus on the sinuses, it is especially effective because you can manually help drain the sinus cavities and relieve pressure build-up.

  • Where do you put the pressure?

  • According to Wikihow, start by rubbing your hands together to warm them up. Warm hands help to relax muscles faster than cold hands.

  • Start right above your eyebrows and rub in a circular motion. Repeat for 10 movements while keeping the pressure firm and consistent.

  • Then rub between your eyebrows (right above the bridge of your nose). Firmly rub up and down that area with your thumb or pointer finger.

  • Apply pressure to the indent of the eye sockets. Hold the pressure on for one minute.

  • After that, rub your cheeks, starting next to your nose and under your cheekbone. Use two fingers and rub from your nose to your ears 10 times.

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  • End with gently rubbing the tip of your nose in a circular motion with the palm of your hand. Do this movement 15-20 times.

  • Visit your doctor if you feel deep pain at any point while rubbing your sinuses. It may be more serious than a simple cold.

  • Benefits

  • This will drain the sinuses faster than medicine, and you can do it more often than you can take medicine. This means you can massage your sinuses anytime you feel like the pressure is getting too much for you to handle.

  • Sometimes when it comes to the common cold, you have to think outside the medicine cabinet to get the best relief.

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Christa is a part time photographer, part time writer and full time lover of life. She loves eating chocolate chip cookies and singing (but not at the same time). She has her degree in political science.

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