Health & Fitness

How Massage Therapy Can Help People With Sleep Disorders

By April 10, 2017 No Comments

Sleeping is your body’s ultimate time to reset and rejuvenate. Sleep plays a vital role in promoting metabolic functions and helping the body recover from illness or injury.

Your optimal health and well-being is greatly compromised if you are experiencing regularly disrupted or limited sleep.

Sleep disorders can appear for several reasons. Some people may suffer from excess stress or some may have physical injuries. At least one-third of Australians experience insomnia at some point in their lifetime and don’t know how to address it.

Studies from Harvard Medical School have proven that insomnia or sleeping disorders can be detrimental to general health. If not treated, the sleep deprived will eventually experience a loss of concentration and lack of motivation. Often, prescription medicines are taken to counteract the problem which can lead to dependence without curing the issue.

Many people do not realise that holistic health methods, such as massage therapy, can cure their fatigue. Receiving a massage has numerous benefits for relaxing the body and encouraging sleep. It is one of the most practised methods in promoting sleep for infants and the use of massage therapy on adults to assist sleep disorders is significantly growing in popularity.

Traditionally, people seek out a massage therapist to soothe muscle aches and to address sore joints. Coinciding with muscular relaxation, a massage has copious benefits including improved circulation and decreased heart rate.

Anatomical and physical ailments aside, a study by the Institute for Integrative Healthcare has found that people with sleeping issues lack serotonin which directly impacts moods, appetite, and body temperature. Serotonin is required by the body to create melatonin which influences the circadian rhythm of sleep. Massage therapy has been proven to increase serotonin levels, which is the perfect alternative for those desperate to sleep, but cannot justify taking medications.

Taking an hour out to relax is a difficult feat for the fatigued with racing minds. Mobile massage therapy is the perfect solution for this. An expert mobile massage therapist can visit your home, at an hour that is close to bed time. Your mind and body will relax and you will be able to fall asleep easier. 

Massage therapy is the perfect prescription for sleep disorders. Not only does it address sleeping issues related to physical pain, but it also relaxes the mind. Mobile massage therapy allows you to relax and celebrate your own health and well-being in your own comfortable and supportive environment.


For the sleep deprived, it is time to prioritize health and focus on self-care. A proper massage and decent sleep will revitalize the body and as each day passes, energy levels will naturally increase. At Blys, we believe you can kick-start each day with revived energy by booking an appointment with our expert mobile massage therapists.

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