Can Massage Help You Sleep Better?

sleepsheepInsomnia isn’t an illness but a symptom.  To find the best way to fix your sleep problems, you have to look for the underlying causes. If your insomnia is chronic, you should start with a trip to your physician to eliminate any actual medical conditions. If there’s no pathology that’s keeping you awake, you can try natural methods like herbs, vitamins and minerals, aromatherapy, regular planned exercise and stress management courses. But the best option yet may be massage.

For many, sleeplessness comes from physical issues like muscle pain, arm or hand numbness, neck or back pain, spasms and cramps and restless leg syndrome. For others, it’s difficult to quiet the mind and release the day’s stress.  That’s where massage comes in – helping both physical issues and relaxing and de-stressing you to the point where sleep comes easier.  Hundreds of our clients have reported better sleep resulting from their time with us.

Massage has proven to be a good way to help ease most of these issues. Once your chronically tight muscles are released,  your blood flow normalizes, your muscles relax and your pain will disperse.  But there’s more!

Each time you received a massage your parasympathetic system is activated and provides your body an opportunity to slow down and restore itself. Massage elicits a relaxation response and that response helps retrain muscles to remember what it feels like to be at rest–and that muscle memory can be long lasting.  So your massage actually helps you over time, not just the day you go in for your bodywork session.

So if you’re one of the millions of insomnia sufferers, come and see us.  We’ll talk about your sleep issues and try to help you out.  Try it.  You’ll thank us when you wake up.