Massage for Better Sleep

28/04/2016

Sleep deprivation can have very adverse effects on our health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression—which threaten our nation’s health.”

Massage for Relaxation

Quality sleep is essential to your well-being. Feeling relaxed and de-stressed is key to getting a good night’s sleep. If you are finding it difficult to sleep, trying getting a massage. Aside from relieving aches and pains in muscles and joints, massage is also a very effective way to induce the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that is instrumental in producing melatonin.

Massage Increases Melatonin Levels

Produced by the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin is a hormone which helps regulate our body clock. It enables us to function properly at daytime and sleep well at night. For most people, the melatonin level starts to go increase two hours before they go to bed.

Instead of purchasing melatonin tablets if you are suffering from insomnia or have a jet lag, get a massage. Massage is a drug-free, natural way to raise your melatonin levels. Some studies show that delta waves, brain waves which appear to be heavily concentrated during the deepest realm of sleep, is also increased as a result of massage therapy.

If you are suffering from any sleep disorder, or simply want to experience better, longer, uninterrupted sleep, book a massage therapy appointment today. You may also call us at 1300 650 510 for enquiries.