Massages That Promote A More 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 aren’t getting a proper night’s rest. Whether it’s insomnia, anxiety, or restlessness, there’s another way to experience relief besides sleep aides. Massage therapy is an excellent option for increasing the quality of your sleep, as they help relax the body, mind, and work 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 favorite 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 using gentle to firm pressure. This massage technique helps improve circulation and energy levels throughout the day so 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 or one area of the body; as a result, muscles in the entire body are relaxed, not just the back, making it 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, making it easier to relieve painful joints or areas of the body interfering with your sleep. This means you will not have to avoid sleeping in certain positions and waking up to pain during the night or in the morning.
If you’re looking to get a better night’s rest, see our one of RMT for a relaxation massage, deep tissue massage or Swedish massage in Vancouver.