Massage Therapy Relieves Insomnia
Sometimes, a good night's sleep seems impossible to attain.
Whether that's because of specific or general stress, hormonal or
schedule changes, short-term or chronic pain, there's nothing quite
so frustrating as watching the clock count off the hours while you
lie wide awake - knowing you'll have to start the coming day
without nearly enough sleep.
Fortunately, massage can make a significant difference.
How Massage Works
When you tell your Massage Envy professional therapist about
your sleep difficulties, you'll receive a massage designed to
address the problem. Research has shown that regular massage
therapy not only reduces pain and anxiety but also increases
relaxation, which can help restore your sleep pattern.
"There's a release of serotonin, which is the body's natural
production of anti-pain chemicals," explains Dr. Tiffany Field,
director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami
School of Medicine. "Massage is very effective at increasing deep
It may sound like an old wives' tale, but University of Maryland
Medical Center researchers found that while massage is known to
encourage relaxation for better sleep, aromatherapy massage can be
even more effective.
Clinical studies of patients receiving a massage with and
without essential oils found that those whose massage included
lavender showed a more positive reaction including improved sleep,
less anxiety and stronger mental capacity. Ask about the Lavender
Garden AromaTherapy blend*, known for promoting restful sleep, when
you visit Massage Envy.
*Indicates additional charges to massage therapy session.