How Massages Can Treat Insomnia and Sleep

Article by Herb Kimble.

Summary: Massage therapy can help those that suffer from insomnia and sleep deprivation.

Sometimes a good night’s rest might seem impossible because of specific or general stress, schedule changes, or even chronic pain. There’s nothing more frustrating than lying in bed knowing you have to be up early, only to find your mind racing with thoughts.

When you’re feeling sluggish or less energetic throughout the day, it might be attributed to insomnia. And, if you’re tasked with taking on a 40-hour per week work schedule, your efficiency may not be up to par.

An Alternate Form of Therapy

Nearly everyone has seen the advertisements on the television that promise them a good night’s sleep, but not everyone wants to resort to prescription medication. Even over-the-counter remedies aren’t always effective, and the potential side effects of some of these may not be worth the risk.

Massage therapy is a natural therapeutic technique that has been proven to aid those who suffer from insomnia. Research has shown that regular massage therapy can not only reduce anxiety and pain, but also increase relaxation, thus restoring the sleeping pattern.

While it might not seem like something you might be interested in, the restorative process of a massage can be extremely effective for those that suffer from insomnia.

Added Benefits

Along with promoting deep sleep, which is where the restorative effects come into play, a therapeutic massage can pay off in a variety of way.

Patients that suffer from arthritis can benefit by improving their range of motion and even their grip strength after as little as one month. Massage therapy from professional establishments can be considered a modern-day miracle, and nothing beats the natural remedy of the human touch.