A good night’s sleep is essential for your health and well-being. The length and quality of your sleep can affect your mood, energy levels, work performance, anxiety, and even your risk of long-term disease. If you or someone you know has been experiencing trouble sleeping, consider massage therapy as part of a holistic treatment regime. Here are just some of the many ways the massage therapy can help you manage sleep disorders.
When you sleep, your body produces a chemical called serotonin, which helps to steady your mood. If you are not getting enough sleep or not sleeping very deeply, your body is unable to generate the serotonin it needs and you may find yourself feeling anxious, angry, tired or upset. Massage therapy relaxes the body to stimulate chemical production so that your body can start to stabilize your low serotonin levels. Massage therapy not only helps to replace your lost serotonin, it conditions your body to encourage the production of serotonin in the future.
Many people can’t get to bed at night because of anxiety. It can be difficult to turn the mind off at the end of the day. Massage therapy helps to quiet your thoughts by sending the body into a state of total relaxation, at which point the mind can follow. Massage therapy has been proven to help improve the quality of sleep for people suffering from serious physical conditions, as well as people suffering from mental health issues such as depression. Massage therapy recognizes the connection between mind and body to provide pain relief on multiple levels.
Sleep deprivation is a serious and increasingly common health problem. Lack of sleep can impact your mood, energy, and stress levels, making it harder to recover or protect yourself against more complicated health issues. Massage therapy is a great way to restore the body’s internal foundations, preparing you for a return to a normal sleep cycle.
If you are interested in treating your sleep disorder in a holistic way, contact Mantra Wellness Centre today.