Sinus Drainage Massage

Breathe Better with Sinus Drainage Massage

Sinus drainage massage is a specialized massage technique that very few massage therapists have direct training in. This type of massage helps promote drainage of the sinuses from six sinuses located on the face. After treatment, clients feel less pressure in their nasal passages and face, and often experience fewer sinus headaches, better sleep, and an overall improvement in their ability to breathe well.

If you suffer from sinusitis or deep congestion, a sinus drainage massage can help you gain some much-needed relief. Plus, you can easily add it to any regular massage, allowing you to double the treatment benefits you gain from a single session at Urban Massage & Wellness. 

What to Expect from Sinus Drainage Massage

How the Treatment Works

Sinus drainage massage is a specific treatment that uses several tools and techniques to clear and drain the six facial sinuses. Your therapist will use precisely placed hot towels, cold packs, and eucalyptus essential oils throughout the treatment. These tools help loosen up your sinuses, while the deep tissue massage facilitates the complete drainage of them. The unique combination of oil, hot and cold temperatures, and massage helps eliminate congestion and create better flow-through in the sinus passages.

During the Appointment

Your appointment will begin with a consultation so your massage therapist can learn more about your symptoms and concerns. For the treatment, you will be asked to lie down face-up on the massage table. Your therapist will be seated above your head and will begin by applying a warm towel to the face to begin loosening up the mucus in the sinuses. Using a combination of hot towels, cold packs, facial and scalp massage,

After the Appointment

Once your massage treatment is complete, you’ll notice several differences. You should be able to breathe easier without feeling pressure or blockage in your nasal passages. You’ll also feel a general sense of relaxation and reduced tension in your neck, shoulders, and head, and you may even experience a feeling of “lightness” associated with the draining of the sinuses. Other related symptoms can also be resolved within a few days, including headaches, sore throats, and difficulty sleeping.

Sinus Drainage Massage in St. Albert

Convenient Bookings

Are your sinuses blocked? Do you suffer from sinusitis? You can book sinus drainage massage treatments in St. Albert with our specially trained sinus massage expert, Jennifer. We offer quick 30-minute appointments that you can book individually or add onto another session or massage treatment.

Escape Allergy Symptoms

Many people experience allergy symptoms year-round, or during specific seasons. Some of the symptoms include:

  • Stuffed nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hoarseness
  • Dry or itchy eyes

Sinus drainage massage can help provide relief from your allergies by breaking up sinus mucus and promoting sinus and nasal drainage. If seasonal or regular allergies are keeping you from your regular routine, be sure to book your sinus drainage massage today!

How Can Sinus Drainage Massage Help Sinusitis?

What Is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis occurs when your sinuses become inflamed or enlarged, making it difficult to breathe and for fluids to drain. Sinusitis can be caused by an infection in your nasal cavity or by growth or swelling inside your sinuses. It can affect both adults and children. 

What Are the Symptoms of Sinusitis?

Many symptoms of sinusitis match other conditions, such as allergies. You might have sinusitis if you have inflammation in your nose, or if you are deeply congested in your nose with difficulty breathing. You may also have pain, tenderness, or swelling around your nose, cheeks, and eyes. 

How Does Sinus Drainage Massage Help with Sinusitis?

Sinus drainage massage can help break up mucus as well as relieve discomfort in your nose and forehead. We’ll also massage your head, neck, and shoulders to relieve pain and tension in the surrounding muscles. 

What You Should Know Before You Book an Appointment

Book in Advance

We ask all clients who would like to receive sinus drainage massage to book their sessions 24 hours ahead of time. We need extra time to properly prepare the hot towels and cold packs so that they are the perfect temperature for your sinus drainage massage. You can easily select the option when you book a massage treatment online or mention it to our receptionists when you call to make your next appointment. 

No Makeup

We recommend that our clients do not wear makeup to their sinus drainage massage appointments. Wearing makeup can diminish the effectiveness of the treatment and stress the skin. We use heat, cold, and oils throughout the massage, which can smear your makeup.

Sinus Drainage and Sinusitis FAQs

Q – Do I need to pre-book a sinus drainage massage, or can I request it during my appointment?

A – We now require clients to pre-book their sinus drainage massages, either as stand-alone appointments or as an add-on to another massage appointment. We cannot accommodate requests during appointments because we need to be prepared with the proper tools in order to perform the treatment.

Q – How long is a sinus drainage massage?

A – The process is 30 minutes long. You can schedule a sinus drainage massage as a stand alone treatment, or it can be added to the end of a body treatment. Please let us know in advance so we can properly prepare. 

Q – How do I know I have sinusitis and not seasonal allergies?

A – Sinusitis and allergies have several overlapping symptoms. However, sinusitis is not necessarily triggered by a reaction to an allergen. If you think you might have sinusitis, you may want to see your doctor for an official diagnosis. Regardless of the cause of your symptoms, sinus drainage massage can help manage the symptoms and provide relief. 

Q – What are some of the symptoms of sinusitis?

A – Some common symptoms of sinusitis are:

  • Nasal inflammation, 
  • Drainage down your throat, 
  • Blocked nose canals, 
  • Pain, tenderness, swollen eyes, cheek, nose, or forehead, 
  • Reduced smell and taste.

Other possible symptoms may include:

  • Ear pain, 
  • Headaches,
  • Persistent cough or need to clear throat,
  • Sore throat,
  • Bad breath,
  • Tiredness or fatigue,
  • Aching in the jaw or teeth.

Book an Appointment 

Book an appointment or contact the Urban Massage & Wellness team to improve your health and wellbeing.