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May 5, 2007

Sinus Troubles

Here in the Tennessee Valley, we live a primordial soup of sinus trouble. I guess it is because we live in a huge mountain valley with a large diversity of plant life. If you are allergic to it, it lives here. As a result, a large portion of the people who live here suffer with sinus infections, not only at springtime, but also at autumn.

It was in this state that a client came in coughing, tired, congested and hoarse. They had been suffering for two weeks. They had seen their doctor, had received a shot, a prescription for sinus medication, and coughing. Their chest rattled and squeaked even between breaths.

They asked for a general massage and hot stone therapy, but once we discussed their sinus condition, they quickly decided to shift the focus of the session. I did my usual sinus protocol (I have developed a protocol for relieving sinus headaches with pressure and congestion. By combining craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage and acupressure, I can help facilitate sinus drainage), but more importantly I want to do lymph drainage on their lungs. Their cough was no longer productive, and lymph drainage would get their fluids moving and help move the phlegm out of their lungs.

Before my client got off the table, their cough was becoming more productive. Immediately following lymph drainage session, the client will need to use the restroom. Lymph drainage moves interstitial fluid out of the tissues and into the blood stream. Excess fluid gets carried out of the body through the kidneys. Several of my regular clients find this work so effective that they request this protocol to prevent the onset of sinus infections.

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Posted by linda at May 5, 2007 8:16 AM

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