I got some sleeping problem those days and I asked Frank (he works in a massage studio named TSFZ). He recommend to visit him and try his massage therapy for two hours, I did and it just worked, I get a sound sleep that night. So I invite him to write on my blog to give readers some idear about massage for better sleep. Please read on:
To get a sound and calm sleep it is essential to keep the mind and body in a relaxed state. Massage is a relaxation session which will lead you to a sleepy and healthy state of mind and body. The reason associated behind the improved sleep state is that the massage therapy generates relaxation hormones i.e. serotonin and melatonin. There are several other methods to induce better sleep but massage is the only luxuriating touches therapy for a de-stressing sleep.
Advantageousness of Massage
Getting a massage on a regular basis completely disintegrates insomnia and troubles in sleep. All the knots and cramps in the muscles which one has been experiencing for a longer period of time fade away. A gentle and thorough massage can be given to the babies also to help them catch a good night sleep. However, in adults and patients suffering from breast/heart disease, lower back pain, cancer or any psychiatric disorders, deep sleep storage points are necessarily massaged to take the edge off the stiffness and impel sleep.
You can ask for your partner to give you a massage before you sleep, or find a local massage center. If you are looking for a massage therapy in your location, you can search for massage in yelp or google for massage centers around you.
Sleep Massage Therapy
Whether it’s a mini massage given to yourself or is given to another person, it has some particular technicalities which must be kept in mind. The muscle group which is within reach i.e. forehead, face, scalp, neck, shoulders, forearms, legs, feet and toes must be massaged carefully with slow circular movements. Such gentle and small movements create vibrations beneath your skin, which soothes the pain and impels relaxation.
Kneading Muscles of Vertebral Column
Before going to bed, a gentle back rub on both the sides of the spine can leave you in a stress-free and calm state.
Foot and Toe Palpation
Kneading the foot and toes not only makes you drowsy but leaves the skin in a complete soft state. You may use lotion/oil to gently massage with the thumb and fingers on the feet soles and toes for a couple of minutes.
Lower Limb Rub-down
Massaging the legs is considered essential, especially in severe insomnia and sleep disorder. The muscles of the legs and thighs must be mildly pressed and kneaded for soothing effect.
Arms and Hand Tapotement
Arms and hands Tapotement is a light rhythmic stimulation of the fingers, palm and arm to ease the stiffness and release stress. When the fingers, palm and arms are smoothly tapped and stroked, calm state of mind is automatically experienced.
Much like a facial massage, face reflexology includes the gentle rub of the face curves and features i.e. nose, forehead, jawbone and eyes. The circular motion of thumb and fingers around the face for few minutes feels extremely relaxing.
Neck and Shoulder Effleurage
A better resting sleep at night would be incomplete without soothing the neck and shoulder muscles. Constant stroking starting from the neck muscles and ending at the sides of shoulders provokes a serene feeling.
Gentle rubbing and pressing onto the scalp of your head with the fingertips revitalizes the blood circulation in the brain which in return makes you feel relaxed and tranquil.
Enjoy a healthy amount of sleep through massage as it is a drug-free, practical and lively option.