Insomnia Becomes Manageable With Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been used for many years as a natural remedy to relieve physical pains, depression, and much more. Massage and relaxation are synonymous to many, and relaxation is precisely what is missing from most people’s lives today. Insomnia is often a direct result of stress and an overactive mind. Trying to get your brain to take a break, however, can be even more difficult than taking a physical break for yourself. At LaVida Massage of Ballantyne, we find that massage can be one of the best ways to learn relaxation techniques, and give yourself some time to rejuvenate. Keeping up with routine massages can help to condition your body and mind to slow down so when it comes time for sleep, you are ready!

We offer a number of massages, but for insomniacs, a Swedish Massage is typically what we find to be most beneficial. Be sure to inform your massage therapist of your issues, so he or she can tailor the techniques to your needs. The stimulation from a massage promotes the release of serotonin in the brain, which produces melatonin. Melatonin is the chemical that causes us to feel sleepy, and massage will help to release it!

During your therapeutic massage, a professional will use different techniques of pulling, pushing, and kneading your skin and muscle tissue to release endorphins and promote total body relaxation and comfort. The idea is to allow yourself to simply disconnect from the outside world and focus only on your massage at that moment. This skill may take a few sessions to perfect, but it’s much easier to do in a calming atmosphere like LaVida Massage of Ballantyne than it might be at home. After your session, you can ask your therapist for tips on how to achieve similar levels of relaxation at home. By using essential oils like lavender and peppermint right at home, you can send the much-needed signals to your brain to de-stress and slow down.

Book an appointment with us today and finally regain control of your sleep!

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