Can’t Sleep? Try a Massage

The inability to sleep, also known as insomnia, can take many forms. Have you ever crawled into bed exhausted, thinking you’d fall asleep in seconds, only to find yourself tossing and turning an hour later? Perhaps you generally fall asleep quickly but wake up periodically throughout the night. Massage therapy is used for more than just unlocking seized muscles. It is very often used to help babies sleep, and it can be useful in treating adult sleep disorders such as insomnia. Massage is one of several hands-on strategies known as bodywork and if you have ever experienced a thorough massage, you know how relaxing it can be.

The benefits of massage are manifold and it is regularly used in sports clinics and rehabilitation centers to loosen or soothe sore, aching muscles. Patients in Southern California’s Garden Grove have reported that massage also helps to reduce stress, improve circulation, release tension, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and possibly even strengthen the immune system. These relaxing effects may also make massage an important part in restoring restful sleep. Massage has been shown to be especially effective in treating sleeping problems that arise from stress, migraine headache, and muscle and joint stiffness.

Not anyone can give a great massage and in Garden Grove, be sure to give a massage from a professional. One session may be all it takes in order to relieve you of stress pain and give you a good night’s sleep. When deciding on a professional massage, it is important to inform the practitioner about any particular illness or injury you may have including arthritis or fibromyalgia.

There are a lot of reasons that people cannot get a decent night’s rest and everyday stressors are at the top of the list. Work, family, and other triggers can knot up your muscles and lead your bed to resemble a torture chamber. There is hope; and, perhaps in the least likely of places. A good massage therapist can not only get the knots out, but may help you turn out the lights.

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