Massage for Improving Sleep Quality

There’s nothing quite like getting a massage. It can relax you, relieve stress, and ease aches and pains. Often, people fall asleep right during the session and wake up feeling refreshed and more relaxed than ever. However, did you know getting regular sessions could actually improve the quality of sleep you get all the time?

The power of touch can heal your body from physical injuries or just the general wear and tear of daily life. It can improve circulation throughout the body and ease conditions like arthritis. It can improve flexibility and make you feel generally better. While it’s not a cure-all, it could definitely reduce the symptoms of some illnesses and allow those with sports injuries to get back to their normal lives.

When you’re stressed out, it has a negative impact on your overall health. Your muscles tense up, you stoop over, you look and feel tired. But when you get a massage, your entire body relaxes. You let go of all the stresses you’re holding onto. It can even become a nice way to connect with your partner. You can learn more about each other’s bodies and comfort each other more effectively in times of stress and tension. Once it’s over, you can just drift off to sleep.

It’s well known that massaging babies can help them get to sleep faster and calm down more easily. But this tactic can be applied to adults as well. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress, with endless mental chatter, a good massage can a relieve temporary pains and help you stop thinking about to-do lists and responsibilities and instead focus on quieting your mind and enjoying the relaxing touch you’re receiving. It’s really quite remarkable.

This can be applied at anytime of life, whether you’re single or in a relationship, pregnant, or have an injury. It can be performed at any time of the day and still provide the same level of beneficial results. A session earlier in the day will help your body relax and relieve tension that might have otherwise accumulated by nightfall. Massage right before bed can help you ease straight into sleep. However, if you choose to go this route, it’s essential that you don’t doze a little and wake up again. Otherwise, you could find yourself very relaxed but very much awake just when you want to fall asleep for the evening.

 

 

 

About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association. If you suffer from chronic muscle tension, pain or persistent stress, discover how my professional services can help you! Get Well and Stay Well My goal as a natural health care practitioner is to encourage the body and mind to regain and maintain their normal function. Indeed, when you create health, dis-ease disappears. As you help the body regain it’s normal function, many health problems resolve naturally. Some of the conditions I have successfully worked with include: low back pain joint pain neck and shoulder pain chronic low energy/weakness stress overload Is This Work Right for You? People come to me for a variety of reasons. For many, a weekly massage serves as an antidote to stress or as a recuperative phase of their fitness program. Others are looking for help with chronic pain or injuries. The services I offer are tailored to meet your needs whether you are ill, in tip-top shape, or somewhere in between. The goal is to increase your wellness: your vitality, your ease of movement, the function of your body, and your peace of mind.
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