How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Elements Massage Littleton Jan 7, 2014
Did you know that massage treatments can help you sleep more soundly? Along with a host of other benefits like boosting your immune system functions, pain management, and much needed relief for sore muscles and aches, receiving regular massage treatments can directly contribute to your quality of sleep.
Sleep is invaluable to your health and wellness but many Americans suffer from difficulties like insomnia or restless leg syndrome, which interfere with the quality and quantity of sleep one receives. Through regular treatments, massage is a great safe and non-pharmacological method to help relieve you of sleeping issues.
Here is how it works:
-Chronically tight muscles are more relaxed after massage, which increases blood flow and disperses pain that has previously concentrated in problem areas. The body aches and muscle spasms diminish and you are able to sleep in a naturally more comfortable state.
-Massage also encourages the body to repair and restore injuries or general wear-and-tear, to help you achieve more healing and thus feel better quicker.
-One of the main keys to inducing quality sleep is triggering your body’s relaxation response and massage does just this. By tapping into your body’s nervous system in a positive and calming way, you should be able to fall asleep faster than before.
-Lastly, massage can increase the amount of serotonin that your body produces. As an essential ingredient in the creation of melatonin and how your body moves through the states of sleep, this is incredibly important to help you achieve the best rest possible.
If you’ve been searching for that elusive good night’s sleep, talk to us at Elements Massage, we’d love to help you get the shut eye you deserve!