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Eye Massage is truly a sight for sore eyes!
On a ferryboat hopping islands in Greece, a young woman massaged the eyelids of her boyfriend as he lay supine on the floor with his head resting on a knapsack. While the rest of the passengers shifted their weight from one foot to another or rested on guard rails, she gently made slow circles on just his eyes and eyebrows, for the entire journey between ports of call. His legs twitched on occasion as he slipped into a state halfway between sleep and consciousness.
That’s a boat ride hard to beat. I heard the story from another professional in the spa industry and she just could not stop talking about how she got a contact high from watching the couple.
I had my reservations, thinking that as much as she thought it looked good, it sounded really uncomfortable to me. Rest assured that I am now the recipient of many eye massages, and highly recommend trying it. My only caution is to remove contact lenses prior to your session if you wear them.
In addition to relaxation, massage of ocular area alleviates eyestrain and sinus pressure.
Perhaps try this the next time your nose feels clogged:
Press on the points below the inside corner of your eyebrows and above the inside corner of the eyes. It’s magical for clearing nasal passages.
As for eyestrain, what’s the first thing you do after staring at a computer screen for a while? Rub your eyes!
Increased circulation is another benefit. Gentle massage of the eyelids and surrounding tissues opens baby capillary beds close to the surface and brings nutrients the skin needs to stay youthful and healthy