As our bodies adjust this week from Daylight Savings Time, you may be feeling the effects of too little sleep. Sleep is such a vital part of overall health, and with World Sleep Day coming up on this week (March 17), I wanted to talk a bit about how massage can help you get better sleep.
According to the Center for Disease Control, lack of quality sleep contributes to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and injury or death causing vehicle or machine-related accidents. As a country, we’re just not getting enough sleep -- it’s estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans are suffering from sleep issues that affect their health.
Massage therapy is a great way to improve your quality and quantity of sleep. The following benefits from massage can aid in better sleep:
- Stress Relief
- Improved Circulation
- Muscle Relaxation
- Pain Relief
By finding relief from pain and stress, massage clients are able to achieve better sleep. Have you ever accidently taken a nap during or after a massage? That’s your body telling you it’s ready for more sleep! I believe so strongly in the power of sleep and rest, I even offer the option to stay on the massage table and take a nap after a session. Imagine an uninterrupted 30 minutes -- no kids, no spouse, no job, no housework, no responsibilities -- of blissful napping after an hour-long massage!
If you’re interested in booking a session or learning more about how massage can help you get better sleep, please contact me today!
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