The 6 Step Eye Massage

The 6 Step Eye Massage

We often overlook how much we use our eyes throughout the day, and the strain we can place on them by spending more and more time in front of screens. Dark circles and puffy eyes are just some of the side effects of eye strain—for some people, it results in unpleasant migraines and headaches.

If you are tired after a long day at work and want to de-stress your eye area, these simple eye massages will help you. Eye massage will increase blood circulation to the eye area and release muscle tension. Eye massage also eliminates dark circles and fine lines and relieves headaches and temple pressure.

How does massage work?

There are certain spots on the face and body that, when pressed, help blood and lymphatic fluid circulate better. It also speeds up metabolism in the tissues, making it more effective. Because of this, the natural process of body rejuvenation starts.

For the zone around the eyes, the massage will help to:

  • strengthen muscles;
  • smooth wrinkles;
  • increase the skin’s elasticity by stimulating the accelerated production of collagen and elastin;
  • normalize oil production.

6 Simple Eye massage steps

You can use massage and pressure point movements at home to increase your lymphatic circulation, reduce dark circles, and increase blood circulation, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to the area.

Eye socket

Using the tip of your middle finger gently massage your eye sockets. Start near the eyebrow and move along the bone in a circular motion, repeat it for about 45 seconds.

Massage the pressure points on the temple

Press the pressure points located on the temple, inner sockets of the eyes, and near the bridge of the nose

Under-eye to temple

Start from the inner corner of the eye and press to the temple. Do this for both eyes and repeat.

Eyelid to temple

Start from the inner corner of your eyelid up along your brow bone, and work your way up to the temples. Do this for both eyes and repeat.

Eyes, temple to neck

Massage towards the side of your face down your neck. Repeat it for both eyes for maximum results.

Brow bone

Massaging your brow bone for 15-20 seconds will help you to relieve tension around the eyes and enjoy enhanced muscle relaxation.

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Specific Eye Acupressure Points

Applying acupressure to points around the eyes can be a powerful adjunct to a massage session. Some of the major therapeutic points are:

Urinary Bladder 1 – Located where the inner corner of the eye meets the nose. This point is advised for all types of eye problems, especially early-stage cataracts, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, and blurry vision.

Urinary Bladder 2 – Located in the depressions at the inner (close to midline) ends of the eyebrows. Similar to Urinary Bladder 1, this point is advised for all types of eye problems, especially early-stage cataracts, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, and blurry vision.

Yuyao (extra point) – Located at the midpoint of the eyebrow in the hollow. This point is good for eye problems related to worry, excessive studying, and mental strain.

Triple Warmer 23 – Located in the depression at the outside end of the eyebrow. This local point benefits many eyes and facial problems, including eye tics, burning eyes, watery eyes, and blurry vision.

Gallbladder 1 – Located in the cavities on the outside corners of the eye sockets. This point is good for conjunctivitis, red and sore eyes, photophobia, dry, itchy eyes, early-stage cataracts, blurred vision, and temporal headaches (especially when related to vision problems).

Stomach 1 – Located directly below the pupil on the infraorbital ridge bone. This point is indicated for sinus congestion, itchy, burning, and dry eyes (especially when related to colds or allergies).

Acupressure on points near the eyes must be done gently, slowly, and with clean hands. Do not massage on an open wound, a scar, burn, or infection.

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