Getting a Good Night's Sleep with Massage

Nina Dali Saturday, December 31, 2022

You've probably experienced the conflict between your body and mind at 4am before. Despite exhaustion, does your mind feel heavy? Before your alarm goes off, you're wide awake, fixed on how tired you'll feel if you don't get at least another two hours' sleep.

It can also work the other way around. Sometimes you become even tenser as your tired mind forces your tense body to relax. How can you deal with this?

There's a high chance massage therapy can help you deal with whatever keeps you up at night. In addition to GP-prescribed medications and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), complementary therapies like massage are frequently recommended by experts for insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Sleep, stress, and massage - here's what you need to know.

There is no doubt that massage therapy can help us to de-stress. During our daily routine, we often carry with us a great deal of pent-up tension that needs to be released. One of the many things that keep people from having a restful night's sleep is the lack of blood circulation and the feeling of body pain that is associated with massage.

This is also a way of releasing blocked and negative energy from the body, allowing it to flow freely. By calming the body and mind, massage is able to allow you to switch off more easily and fall asleep much more easily. I believe that a good night's sleep can be encouraged by a massage in the late evening. Human touch activates the vagus nerve and lowers brain activity in areas associated with threat and stress.

As soon as you get home from your massage, make sure you finish all the tasks you need to do so you can just go to bed and enjoy the benefits of deep sleep after the massage.

These are some of the most common types of massage:

Swedish Massage - combines long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping to relax and energize.

Deep Tissue Massage - this type of massage targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues, commonly to relieve injuries-related muscle damage.

Sports Massage - similar to Swedish massage, this is geared toward people involved in sports activities to prevent or treat injuries.

Trigger Point Massage - an injury or overuse can result in tense muscle fibers that are the focus of this massage.

The use of massage is a helpful method to implement if you have trouble falling asleep. Many people have found that massage is an excellent, healthy, and drug-free option if they are trying to overcome insomnia. As a result, you may have an easier time falling asleep and sleeping deeper, allowing your natural circadian rhythms to return to their normal state.

As soon as you wake up the next morning, you will feel refreshed and revitalised. When it is not possible for you to arrange for a massage regularly or at a time that is convenient for you to do so, ask your massage therapist for some suggestions of self-massage tips that you or a partner can do at home to help you sleep better.

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