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Struggling to sleep?

Massage is becoming widely known for creating the powerful healing benefits of rest and relaxation. The application of massage is a wonderful natural remedy to facilitate and maintain optimum health and balance throughout our everyday lives.

A sleep disorder can affect your quality of life, whether you have sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, or the more common sleep disorder, insomnia.

The benefits of massage are many. Massage is often used to help babies sleep, and is useful in treating sleep disorders in adults. It is regularly used in sports clinics and rehabilitation centres to loosen and soothe sore, aching muscles. Massage helps to reduce stress, improve circulation, release tension, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and assists to strengthen the immune system. These relaxing effects may therefore make massage a helpful aid in restoring restful sleep patterns. Massage is especially beneficial in treating sleeping problems that stem from stress, migraine headache, pain, and muscle and joint stiffness.

The consequences of insomnia on your health include loss of concentration and decision-making abilities. It can cause irritability and emotional instability. Many people turn to over-the-counter drugs to combat insomnia. The application of massage for insomnia relief is a more natural approach to the problem.

Massage is an effective, healthy and substance free choice to help the scores of people who have insomnia. Insomnia is often associated with a lack of serotonin. Serotonin plays a role in mood, behaviour, body temperature, physical coordination, appetite and sleep. Massage can increase serotonin levels. Therefore it is a therapeutic drug-free means of reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. It is logical to seek a natural remedy to increase serotonin levels for people that are sleep deprived.

When you are feeling stressed and exhausted it is hard to take the steps you know will help – a walk in the park or a visit to the gym. Massage allows you to give yourself into the care of another person and completely relax.

Massage is not just a luxury. It’s a way to a healthier, happier life


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