Q & Ahhh
Massage Envy experts answer your questions
Q: Can getting a massage help me sleep better?
A: You bet it can! Massage therapy leads to a
feeling of relaxation and calm, and clients often report a sense of
clarity and perspective. Not only does massage therapy feel good
physically, but it also seems to hit a mental "reset button,"
leading to clearer thoughts and enhanced sleep.
Massage therapy can also manage two common sleep stealers: stress
and pain. Massage therapy tackles stress on the physical level by
easing muscle tightness, and on the biochemical level by lowering
levels of the stress hormone cortisol and prompting the release of
endorphins, which make us feel good.
Massage therapy has also been shown to mediate pain, which is very
good news for people living with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis or
The pain-lessening benefits of regular massage therapy lead to
better sleep. Better sleep will ultimately give your body time to
restore and heal.
- C.G. Funk, Licensed Massage Therapist and Vice President of
Relations and Product Development for Massage Envy