Sinusitis and lymphatic drainageDecember 20, 2015
Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses resulting in common symptoms such as thick nasal mucous, a plugged nose and pain in the face. Headaches, poor sense of smell, sore throat and cough often worse of a night time. Normally sinuses are filled with air but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid (bacteria, viruses and fungi) can grow and cause an infection.
There are four different types of sinusitis
- Acute sinusitis: sudden onset of cold like symptoms such as runny, stuffy nose and facial pain that does not go away after 10 to 14 days. Acute sinusitis typically lasts 4 weeks or less
- Subacute sinusitis: An inflammation lasting 4 to 8 weeks
- Chronic sinusitis: Sinus inflammation symptoms lasting 8 weeks or longer
- Recurrent sinusitis: several attacks within a year.
The lymphatic system is a complex network of ducts and vessels that transfer white blood cells and antibodies to your organs and tissues. These cells and antibodies arm your immune system and help your body combat infections. The lymph system must rely on hundreds of muscular units, your body movements, and water intake to move the lymph through the vessels. Normal lymph movement in the body can be reduced by stress, fatigue, inactivity, cold temperatures, infection, chemical or food additives even one’s age and heredity. This is where Lymphatic drainage massage comes into play. It’s basically a type of holistic therapy that gives your lymphatic system a “tune up”. By manually stimulating the increased flow of lymphatic fluid, it can reinvigorate your immune system and sweep out harmful toxins. For those suffering from sinus infections lymphatic drainage procedures can remove much of this congestive material from around the facial area. It allows the body’s own healing systems to do what it is intended to do.
Surfcoast Massage in Torquay and Jan Juc are fully qualified in lymphatic drainage and can help you to understand and treat the problem. Surfcoast massage can be contacted on 0438668878 to book an appointment or find out more call Lisa.