Soothing Facial Massage for Insomnia

Getting some good ZZZs this week with the acupressure video from earlier this week?  Time for part two of the video posts for National Sleep Awareness week.

We use the face constantly, whether we’re communicating with other people all day, or whether we’re sitting in front of a computer screen.  Your face is a primary means of communicating with others, and at the end of a long day, you may not feel how much tension you’re holding in your face.

Here’s a single tip that will make a huge difference in how relaxed your face feels.  Unglue your tongue from the roof of the mouth, where it usually sits, and let the tip of your tongue just rest loosely behind your upper teeth.  Can you feel the difference in the tension in your face?  For me it makes a huge difference.

One thing that contributes to insomnia and sleeping issues is stress.  We carry a lot of stress in our faces, whether we are aware of it or not.  So, take a minute to view this video and melt away the tension in your face.  Very often, relaxing the face will allow the rest of the body to release tension. Sweet dreams.

3 Comments »

  1. kg2kul4u said,

    April 14, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Hi heather,I wanted to know if the acupressure points for insomnia were used on pregnant women(5 weeks pregnant),is it ok,will it cause any problems of inducing labour or cause any discomfort?and if it does,what acupressure points can be used particularly for pregnant women suffering from insomnia?THANX

  2. Heather Wibbels said,

    April 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Sure! Of the points listed in this article, only one of them is contraindicated for pregnant women: Kidney 6. In general, points around the abdomen and sacrum are contraindicated and there are some specific points to avoid that might come up if you use acupressure for other issues. In particular, avoid Large Intestine 4, Spleen 6, Gall Bladder 21, Bladder 31-34. Bladder 60 and 67, and Kidney 6. Sweet dreams! — heatherw

  3. kg2kul4u said,

    April 15, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Thanks,appreciate it!

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