Over 30 percent of adult Americans report that they struggle to get a good night’s sleep. Many individuals attribute their issues to insomnia, depression, anxiety, or irritability. If you find yourself among this group, let our team at Elements Massage East Mesa help you.
The most common causes of sleep issues include:
- Big life changes (like divorce, death, getting married or starting a new job)
- Chronic illness
- Unhealthy lifestyle choices
Your body produces a hormone called melatonin which is responsible for helping you get good sleep. Serotonin, your body’s “feel good” hormone is a necessary component to the production of melatonin.
Massage is an efficient way to stimulate your body’s production of serotonin to allow melatonin to play its vital role. Through the manipulation of tissue and muscle with massage, a good session can also decrease your body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol, enabling you to get a better night’s sleep.
Another way that massage can contribute to quality shut-eye is to address the bodily aches and pains that might keep you awake. Items like neck or back pain, sore muscles, and so on can keep you up but with massage, these problem areas are encouraged to relax, release tension, and induce a deep sense of calm and grounding.