Massage is a Safe, Effective Solution for People with Insomnia

An adequate amount of sleep is a necessary element for the proper functioning of the body. Quality sleep is considered to be vital, in terms of general health and overall wellness.

Despite this, at least 10% of all people in the United States have chronic insomnia. Up to 20% experience short-term bouts of insomnia, which lasts less than three months and up to 35% of all people have brief bouts of insomnia.

In short, approximately 70 million people within the country experience sleep complications that directly and negatively impact their overall health.

While there are over-the-counter and prescription medications and products designed to assist with sleep, massage therapy is considered to be the most safe and effective means of overcoming the symptoms of insomnia.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a condition that results in problems falling asleep and/or staying asleep. It also refers to the condition of waking up before one intended. Those that experience these issues are likely to suffer from other symptoms.

Examples include low levels of energy, increased fatigue, excessive daytime drowsiness, problems in the ability to concentrate, disturbances of the mood, and a low performance level at work and/or when at school.

Long-term insomnia may also result in the onset of physiological complications such as high blood pressure, obesity, weakness, and gait problems.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manual-based manipulation of the soft tissues in the body. These include the muscles, the tendons, ligaments, and the connective tissue. It is done for the purpose and intent of optimizing an individual’s overall health and their well-being.

There are many forms of massage therapies. These are identified as “modalities”. In general, there are two types. These are rehabilitative massage and relaxation massage. In most instances, relaxation massage therapy is the type utilized for individuals that have insomnia.

How it Helps with Sleep

The chemistry that is associated with sleeping is similar to the chemistry associated with that which occurs with massage therapy. Essentially, that is that it pushes the body to create higher levels of serotonin.

This is necessary for the creation of melatonin, which helps to induce sleep and keep one asleep during the night.

In addition to helping in the sleep cycle, massage therapy induces relaxation, reduces anxiety, eliminates pain, reduces stress levels, and optimizes one’s emotional health. In the end, it all comes together in order help you mentally and physically.

Massage Therapy Services in Augusta

We here are Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Center offer a multitude of massage therapy services in Augusta. If you suffer from insomnia – be it acute or chronic – we can help you.

We create a customized massage plan – specifically for you and your individual needs. Our goal is to make certain you receive the absolute best in experience and results.

Massage therapy is the safest and most effective option for insomnia. Long term, it is also the most cost-effective solution.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact us today by calling: 706-738-7731