Getting a Massage Helps You Sleep Better

Are you looking for a way to help you sleep better? There is a natural way to treat insomnia-- with massage therapy. Other conditions that contribute to poor sleep may benefit from massage therapy include headaches, anxiety, digestive disorders, nerve pain, fibromyalgia, sports-related injuries and soft tissue sprains.

Getting a massage has been shown to improve sleep on a chemical level. It reduces the stress hormone cortisol and increases the feel-good hormone serotonin. Serotonin works with melatonin to help you calm down and prepare for sleep. The quality of sleep is also affected by a massage. Massage increases delta brain waves, which are linked to deep sleep. It will be easier to fall asleep quicker after receiving a massage and will also help you stay asleep.

Massage therapy should be a regular part of your schedule if you are financially able. Therapists recommend getting a massage 1-2 times per week, which can help you gain excellent health benefits.  If you have a stressful career, you should get a weekly or bi-weekly massage. Athletes or people active in sports should have a massage as often as 2-3 times per week during periods of intense training.

Contact Spa505 today to speak with an experienced massage therapist and make an appointment.