Massage Sinus Release
Here are 2 great techniques you can do at home or at work to alleviate sinus pressure.
* Place your index fingers on the sides of your nose at the bridge by the corner of your eye, and press them in toward each other for 10 to 20 seconds. These points can be tender to the touch, so be gentle. As you apply pressure, the pain should ease. Follow the eye socket bone pressing your fingers down under the bone gently until you reach the outer corners of the eye.
* Place your fingertips on either side of each nostril. Press into the skin and hold. Slowly move outward with a gliding stroke and follow the cheekbones up to the temples on your forehead. Once at the temples, find the sorest spot and rub in a circular motion.
Kristen Lutz, LCMT, MS Licensed Massage Therapist
Kristen Lutz, a Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, is a graduate of Cortiva Institute - Boston (formerly Muscular Therapy Institute) in Watertown, MA. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Massachusetts Chapter of the AMTA, her work is centered upon supporting clients in achieving optimal health and well being through listening and understanding individual needs . She integrates various massage techniques into each personalized session. These techniques include Swedish (relaxation), deep tissue, sports massage, orthopedic massage, neuromuscular (trigger point) therapy, and myofascial release along with stretching, range of motion, and breath work. She is currently training to be certified in Advanced Orthopedic Massage. Having completed the Usui Method Reiki II Certification, clients can benefit from the integration of energy work and balancing along with massage therapy.
Clients benefit from Kristen's approach that each client is unique and no one treatment is alike. This customized approach leads to a more effective treatment. Kristen, a New England native, has been living in Boston for the past seven years. She graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH while playing collegiate women's volleyball. She continued with her education and graduated with a M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and has worked in the health and wellness field as an exercise physiologist.