The American society is plagued by sinus problems. If you watch some television ads, it’s a wonder anyone can survive through the allergy season without medication. As a child I was never an allergy sufferer, and I really don’t think I am now, but I struggle with post nasal drip and sinus congestion practically all year long. I have tried the conventional way of dealing but I’m really not a fan of medication and really all it does is dry it up. It really doesn’t address the cause.
In 2003 I started to teach yoga and understand more about the human body, how it moves and how important a healthy diet is. In 2009 I began my journey as a Licensed massage therapist which only improved my knowledge of movement dysfunctions of the human body. I have always believed that my issue is less about allergies and more about the structure of my neck and head.
There are 29 bones in the human head. They consist of 8 cranial bones, 14 facial bones, the hyoid bone in the throat, and 6 auditory bones in the ears.
You may have heard the word “Fascia” if you’re accustomed to getting bodywork. The who body is connected by a beautiful web of sparkling connective tissue. Recent investigations confirm a rich presence of thin blood vessels. Deep fascia has a rich supply of sensory receptors. It lives around the muscle fibers, around each muscle, around each muscle group and finally around the whole body. It’s job is to hold the body together. I like to describe it as the body’s communication system.
The fascia can pull at 2,000 pounds per square inch from one part of the body (neck) to another (sinus)…hmmmmm…makes you think doesn’t it?! If you have the winter sniffles, maybe some investigation is in order before you jump into a lifetime of decongestants and anti inflammatory drugs.
As a healthcare professional, I can offer assistance to my suffering clients through various techniques that release tension in the fsacia around the head and neck and relieve pain and pressure and a healthy drainage of the sinuses.
If you’d like more informtion, you can contact me to discuss a path away from pain and into a life of better breathing.