This is very interesting, I just saw it posted on FB on “Dr. Tenpenny on Vaccines.” The previous comment about tinnitus gives me reason to hope, as I have had constant ringing for probably decades.
Back in the mid-80′s, I was shown another technique for draining the head/sinuses by an inhalation therapist. She had me place a couple of fingers on four different places on the face, press gently and hold for about 5-10 seconds, and then repeat once or twice all of the places in order. She started with the ‘third eye’ in the middle of the forehead, then (using the pads of the thumbs this time) just under the inside of each eyebrow, where you can feel the bones come together. (BTW – she said to be careful with this one and not press too hard!) Third, use 2 or 3 fingers to press gently on the temples and lastly place 2 fingers on the top inside of each cheek, about the same distance (about 1/4″) from the eye as from the nose. You can fudge this last a bit and also move down the side of the nose for a 5th spot – you will know by how it feels. Just stay on the inside of the main cheekbone and it will work.
The thing that has always intrigued me about this is that (more often than not) you do NOT feel anything in the back of your throat – the congestion goes away but exactly WHERE it goes is a mystery!
Thanks for the information!!!
The great news is that massage addresses all of the negative effects of stress! Regular massage can re-pattern our nervous and muscular system to address the muscular pain and alleviate stress and headaches. It’s been studied that regular massage can lower blood pressure. Additionally, when we receive massage we increase circulation throughout the body and increase the movement of the lymphatic fluid associated with the immune system which helps us fight off and prevent colds.
So when you’re thinking about your own wellness plan consider adding regular massage. Adding stress relieving methods of self care like massage, yoga, and meditation not only help you “relax” but they make you healthier!
Marelda Rodrigues has been practicing massage for 10 years and is licensed in New York and Illinois. Her specialized training includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy and Infant Massage, Amma (Asian) Massage, Thai Massage, Spa Therapies and Bamboossage. She built her experience working in spas, at events, with chiropractors and through private practice. She also has a background in adult education and curriculum design and delivery. Marelda is an adjunct faculty member at Cortiva Institute — Chicago. Also, in addition to her massage practice located in downtown Evanston, she is designing wellness programs and workshops geared towards de-stressing on the go and teaching clients about investing in wellness early for lifelong gains.