Have you ever used a neti pot?
Very weird but effective
Many times. Daily routine.
Under a towel, hovering over a teakettle full of boiling water and a lump of Vicks is the closest I've been. One of many attempts on my life by well-meaning but not very smart in the practical sense parents.
Once. Never again.
Because it makes my gag reflex go crazy.
Yeah, it just seems like it would feel like torture. People swear by it, but I can't being myself to try it.
If you use a warm saline solution, it is very soothing. I have salt with some essential oils which is nice.