If sinuses are within the bone of your skull, why does facial massage seem to loosen up congestion in your sinuses?

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I understand massage for muscle issues, but I don’t understand why cavities within bone (sinuses) are affected.

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The nose is only a tiny bit bone the rest is flexible cartilage which can easily be moved around by a massage.

Your sinuses are lined with soft tissue. When they are inflamed, they swell up with blood and cause restrictions. Doing a massage will help relax you and your face muscles and promote the blood to leave the area. Does it “open” the passages? Kinda.