Want To Sleep Better? Try Massage
Elements Massage Tower & Hampden May 27, 2015
Getting a good night’s rest is integral to being able to function fully. With links to energy levels, the ability to focus, creativity and more, quality shuteye is a major component in your overall health and wellness routine. Most Americans don’t get the required sleep however. According to a study published by The Institute of Medicine on sleep disorders and deprivation, approximately 50 to 70 million Americans experience issues with sleeping. That’s a lot of people! Not to mention that chronic sleep-deprivation is also known to result in significant health problems such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.
Massage may be able to help provide much needed relief from the sleepless nights. Several conditions that regular massage therapy has shown proven results for are:
- Cerebral palsy
- Back pain
- Other disorders or condition
How It Works
Massage encourages your body to relax and thus helps promote the production of good hormones and decreases the production of the stress hormone, cortisol. With the suppression of the stress hormone, your body is more able to follow its natural circadian rhythms, which means more regular sleep function. Massage can also help your body recover from other conditions like muscle soreness, back pain, and mental exhaustion that can keep you up at night.
By making massage a routine part of your self-care schedule, you can maximize the benefits and help maintain a better state of mind that can contribute to higher quality sleep. With many different types of massage therapy available, it may take several attempts to establish the best modality to treat your individual needs. If it’s your first time visiting our studio, discuss your sleep issues with one of our expert therapists who can help direct you to the best possible care scenario so you can sleep better!