How Massage Can Help Improve Sleep

It is a known fact that we spend over two-thirds of our lives sleeping. Over 40 million people suffer from long-term sleep deficiencies, and millions more experience mild to severe sleeping disorders. Medication is used in some instances to induce sleep, but over time the results are not beneficial. Nevertheless, a massage is the safest and most natural way to restore, promote and increase sleep.

Athletes and dancers rely on a massage to increase your energy level and prevent injury to various parts of the body. In a culture such as ours, where medication is a widely preferred choice of treatment when dealing with most sleep disorders, massage therapy is an effective alternative approach.

What is a Massage

A massage is a therapeutic hands on approach to relieving muscle sprain, pain, tension, and stress from the body. The muscles are kneaded and rubbed to manipulate the flow of blood or to increase the flow of energy in a damaged or troubled part of the body. The end results are to promote well-being and improve general health.

Benefits of A Massage Improving Sleep Disorders

The benefits associated with receiving a massage to improve sleep disorders are astounding. A massage relaxes the mind and body, increase calmness, and relieves stress, tension, and pain. Some people fall asleep during a massage and others tend to sleep peaceably after a massage. A massage stimulates the muscles and increases energy. 

Best Time to Get a Massage

The best time to get a massage is near bedtime. If falling asleep is difficult, getting a massage prior to bed can help promote the onset of sleep. A professional massage therapist uses aromatherapy oils such as lavender to relax the body. Lavender oil contains soothing properties that penetrate the muscles and help them to relax. However, a self-massage can work in the same way, although the intensity may not be the same.

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