Working a desk job, I go for regular routine massages about once every six weeks or so. I would strongly recommend it to anyone else with similar working conditions, and you would not believe some of the muscle knots worked out that build up that you may not have even been aware of! Working out these knots can definitely help improve blood flow, plus it's really good for stress relief!
During my last appointment this week, I asked if my massage therapist could focus on the SCM muscle above. I don't see how it could connect to the eyes, but with all the connection points and trigger points that muscles could have, you never know! It is interesting how it connects up to behind the ear and maybe even the sides of the head, because I've had a lot of tension headaches here (temples, sides of head, etc) that come from reading on the screen too much.
However, after my last massage appointment, I've been really good! For the first time in 3 weeks, I'm not getting those aching tension headaches on the sides of my head, and even my eyes feel better. I'm not sure if these headaches were going away on their own already, or if the general massage was mostly the benefit, or perhaps even more hopeful working this SCM muscle seemed to do something!
I will definitely look more into it and monitor how things go moving forward. Thanks to martin for sharing the idea!