Sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. It may be caused by allergies, infection or physical obstruction. Symptoms include headache, tenderness, congested or runny nose, facial pain and fatigue. If it is related to an infection there may also be fever and chills.
Any acute infection is a contraindication for massage. In a sub-acute stage, massage may be administered, as long as the client is comfortable on the table. In some cases using a massage chair may be more appropriate.