When sinusitis occurs frequently the lymph system in that area becomes extremely challenged as it is required to clear away the cell debris and toxins as a result of the infections and swelling of the face can occur. This can occur internally before it has reached the point when it is visible. This will create pressure on the exits of the sinuses so that mucus becomes trapped n the sinuses and can become infected. This causes major problems.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage will serve to activate the lymphatic system and reduce any swelling. This will release the pressure on the sinuses and they will be able to clear.Sinus or Catarrh problems may affect many people at one time or another in their life; it can be the after effects of a cold or even a viral infection. This usually lasts only a short while, but for others this can be more or less a semi-permanent state of affairs.
Symptoms include headaches, pain and severe congestion around the nasal vicinity, cheeks and forehead. Sinus troubles may also cause pressure to build-up within the ear. A permanent nasal voice, tendency to breath through the mouth and a puffy face indicate blockages within the lymph nodes.The normal response to infection in the nose and throat is for mucous membranes to swell and increase secretion to wash away invading bugs, resulting in the lymph nodes silting up and becoming waterlogged with nowhere to drain resulting in severe catarrh.The lymph system is responsible for cleansing our bodies, if inflammation has built up around the sinuses, and nodes (glands) have swollen to fight infection, the areas become partially blocked and poor drainage occurs.
The head and neck area play an extremely large part in the lymph system as there are 70% of the body’s lymph nodes within this region. MLD has shown to give relief to sinus and catarrh congestion, the gentle stimulation applied to the group of nodes in the cervical location and surrounding facial region will encourage the fluid to drain.Once the congestion has been relieved the drainage from the surrounding tissue will improve and any infection can be dealt with properly by the lymph system.