Treat Sleep Issues & Insomnia with Sleep Massage Therapy
If you can’t sleep at night, you’re not alone. Over 30% of adults report experiencing a lack of sleep, or insomnia , which can cause (or exacerbate) such unsavory symptoms as depression, anxiety, and irritability. Most people either suffer through sleepless nights or reach for sleeping pills or OTC medicine. But there’s a better method to put you on the fast track to slumber – a sleep massage. Sleep massage can help you get the rest you need on a regular basis – and there’s no need to resort to taking a slug of Nyquil.
What causes insomnia?
Some common causes for insomnia include:
- Pain (especially back pain and neck pain)
- Life changes
How does a sleep massage relieve insomnia?
Sleep is influenced by your hormones, especially melatonin. Melatonin causes sleepiness and relaxation. Serotonin, the “feel good” hormone, is necessary to the body’s production of melatonin. Massage has been proven to raise levels of serotonin and reduce muscle stress – thus helping you get to sleep.
Massage also relieves pain – massage for back pain and neck pain is especially helpful – that can keep you awake at night.
How is sleep massage different?
All massage helps with sleep to some extent, but our sleep massage, the Thrive Massage by Zeel, is specially designed to promote deep and restorative sleep. The massage includes a combination of gentle pressure, rocking, scalp massage, hand massage, and food reflexology massage, along with the optional application of lavender oil.
Lavender oil for massage is a proven insomnia remedy. Studies have shown that a lavender aroma helps relax muscles and promote deep sleep. Plus, incorporated into a sleep massage, it smells great too.