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How Massage Therapy Can Treat Your Insomnia

How Massage Therapy Can Treat Your Insomnia

Massages are often thought of as a luxury, but massage therapy can be medicinal as well. Medical massage therapy is a wonderful option for people who prefer to try holistic, non-pharmaceutical options first for issues like sleeplessness.

At Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, our team of experienced medical practitioners can perform massage therapy to help you relax more fully and fall asleep naturally while receiving the benefits of deeper, more restful sleep.

Why massage therapy might help you sleep better 

Studies show that the stimulus provided by a massage triggers neurochemical reactions such as slowed heart rate and breathing, relaxation, tranquility, well-being, and improved sleep. 

At Advantage Spinal Dynamics, our range of massage styles and techniques are all performed by medically trained professionals. 

Choosing the right type of medical massage therapy

We match massage specialists and patients based on the type of massage likely to benefit you the most, taking into account what might be causing your insomnia.

Deep tissue massage

If you’re too tense to fall asleep, deep tissue massage can de-stress your body and make you feel more loose and relaxed. 

Research shows that after a massage, the stress hormone cortisol decreases while “feel good” chemicals like serotonin and dopamine increase. This natural boost can give you a fully relaxed, tranquil feeling that lets you drift easily into a restful sleep.

Swedish massage

Tight muscles can make it feel impossible to find a good position to sleep in, and they can cause you to wake up a lot throughout the night. If you crave looser muscles and relaxation, Swedish massage can leave you as limp as a noodle and ready to fall gratefully into your bed that night.

Trigger point massage

If discomfort from conditions like fibromyalgia or myofascial pain syndrome keeps waking you up at night, leaving you tossing and turning from chronic pain, a trigger point massage may help. This type of massage releases tight points where muscles connect around a nerve cluster. 

After your massage, you should feel relaxed and free of tension. Then you can go home, fall into bed, and enjoy a peaceful night of sleep. 

You also can experiment with the various massage types to find what works best for you, and schedule massages as needed to help you create a dependable sleep routine.

To learn more about medical massage therapy and try it out yourself for insomnia issues, call the Advantage Spinal Dynamics office today or request your appointment online.

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