One of the most frustrating things for any person is not being able to fall asleep. You lay in bed at night for hours hoping you’ll eventually drift off into the deep sleep you’ve been craving all day, but you just can’t. If the idea of taking medication of any sort as the main solution doesn’t appeal to you, here’s another: Massage Therapy.
At its most basic principle, insomnia is commonly associated with a lack of serotonin in the brain, which coincidently increases with massage therapy. Insomnia can also be a result of aches and pains in the body. More than 30 percent of adults in America suffer from insomnia, and 10 percent suffer from chronic insomnia. A lack of sleep can have serious health risks, as well as cause fatigue, moodiness and problems with concentration.
Before you begin treatment, it is important to discuss the root of your insomnia with your massage therapist, that way they can tailor your treatment to whatever is bothering you the most. There are different massage techniques for stress and calming your mind, physical pain and muscle tension. A couple of massage therapy sessions will help patients feel back on track with their sleep patterns and experience improvement with their overall health and well-being.