Massage Techniques for Eye and Muscle Twitches

In most cases eye and muscle twitches are completely harmless. However, this doesn’t make them any less irritating.

Massage Techniques for Eye

What is Eye Twitching?

Eye twitching is when the muscles surrounding the eye or eyelids start to have involuntary spasms. The spasms typically last for a minute or two and then go away. They can continue to recur randomly for a period of a couple of days or even a few weeks.

Eye twitching isn’t generally indicative of a medical problem, but it can be brought on due to many common causes. Stress, fatigue, consuming too much caffeine, your genetics, a lack of sleep and even eye strain can contribute to eye twitching

Massage and the Eye

Massage can be very beneficial to many areas of the body including the eye. It has been shown to increase circulation and stimulate muscles. When used properly it can offer temporary relief from eye twitching in many cases and can help strengthen and tone the muscles that surround and support the eye.

Palm Rub

One of the simplest and most effective eye massage techniques is quite similar to rubbing your eyes. Simply place the heel of your hand over the eye, apply gentle pressure and then slowly twist the hand back and forth. This should be performed on both eyes, one eye at a time.

Resistance Training

Your eye can benefit from resistance training just as the rest of your body can. This technique uses a finger to provide a small amount of resistance to your eye. Close your eye and then place your index finger on the side of the eye closest to the side of your face. Then move your eyeball to the side as well.

Finger Eye Massage

This massage uses the thumb and index finger to massage the eyelid. Place one finger on the top eyelid and the other on the bottom. Then slowly massage the area.

Upward Edge of Eye Rub

This massage is performed using two fingers. Place each finger on opposite sides of one eye and then slowly move the fingers in an upward motion. This type of massage needs very little pressure. In fact just having your fingers placed on the skin should be pressure enough.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind

When exercising and massaging the eye it is important to remember that a little massage goes a long way. Each of these techniques should be completed in a minute or two or much less. Always be gentle. Once you have finished it is a good idea to cleanse the eye area. Some find that an eye bath is a great way to end an eye massage.

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Your vision is priceless and it is important that you maintain your visual wellness by scheduling a yearly comprehensive eye exam with your optometrist or ophthalmologist.

It is always a good idea to consult with your eye doctor to discuss your options. Drop into 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore for all your eye care needs. We look forward to becoming your trusted source for everything related to eye care, glasses and contacts. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us anytime.


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