Massages That Promote A More Restful Sleep –
Massages Promote restful sleep. Everyone knows that getting enough sleep on a regular basis is key to living a healthy happy life. Yet, one-third of adults do not get a proper night’s rest. Whether it is insomnia, anxiety, or restlessness, there’s another way to experience relief besides sleep aids. That is, massage therapy offers an excellent option for increasing the quality of your sleep. Massage helps relax the body and mind. It works to release serotonin known as the “feel-good” hormone. Depending on the cause of your poor-quality sleep or lack-thereof, there is a massage that is right for you. Here are our favourite types of massages that promote a restful, rejuvenating sleep:
Swedish massage consists of a range of techniques like stroking, gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, and vibration on the superficial layers of tissue. The massage therapist uses gentle to firm pressure. This massage technique helps improve circulation and energy levels throughout the day. Thus, you won’t have to go for a nap in the evening and can still fall asleep at night.
Relaxation massage doesn’t focus on one particular muscle group or one area of the body. As a result, muscles in the entire body are relaxed, not just the back. Therefore, it’s easier to fall back into a deep sleep at the end of the day.
Injuries and over-use day-to-day can cause particular muscles and connective tissues to be sore or tight. Deep tissue massage targets these types of knots in the deeper layers of muscle. This can relieve painful joints or areas of the body interfering with your sleep. Because of this, you will not have to avoid sleeping in certain positions. Also, you won’t find yourself waking up to pain during the night or in the morning.
If you’re looking to get a better night’s rest, see one of our RMTs for a relaxation massage, deep tissue massage or Swedish massage in Vancouver.