Massage Relaxation Therapy

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Singing the Blues

Sleep and Massage Relaxation Therapy should be a normal part of your natural life rhythm.  We have a biological clock that is called a circadian rhythm.  This rhythm is what keeps us healed and whole.

On a 24-hour cycle, the sleep and wake rhythms carry us through the vitality of the day and the restfulness of the night.

But what happens when you interrupt any rhythm?  Pretend you are at a stunning Beethoven concert listening to a piece being performed, awaiting the crescendo.  suddenly, the music quits.  When the rhythms are broken or interrupted, the result is discord and feeling of anxiousness and maybe even anger.  Interrupting the circadian rhythms produces the same results.

Lack of sleep can have you singing the blues all night long.  Message helps restore balance so the rhythms of your life ebb and flow in a natural pattern.

Sleep and Massage - Chronobiology and Songs of Exaltation

Chronobiology is the study of biological rhythms and that is what sleep is - a biological rhythm.  When your sleep is consistently poor or constantly interrupted, it has a direct impact on your physical and emotional health.  While you are sleeping, the body is preparing for another wake cycle.  It is during sleep that most of the healing process takes place.

Sleep promotes immune function and restores metabolic balance.  During sleep, brain proteins are increased which affects mental acuity the next day.  Adequate sleep is instrumental in maintaining weight.  Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by a severe lack of sleep.

The consequences of insomnia on your health include loss of concentration and decision-making abilities.  It causes irritability and emotional instability.  Many people turn to over-the-counter drugs to combat insomnia, but massage and insomnia relief is a much more natural approach to the problem.

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If you have insomnia, and massage therapy is available to you, life is about to improve drastically.  Massage relaxation therapy is a technique of applying pressure on the upper tissue levels of the body using kneading, pounding and rubbing.

Sleep and massage are perfect partners, because massage activates the parasympathetic half of the autonomic nervous system for relaxation.  Massage also turns off the sympathetic nervous system which is the source of stress.  In doing so, getting a massage and relieving stress create better sleep patterns.

If you want to sleep and massage relaxation therapy can help, there is no reason to delay.  It is a therapeutic drug-free means of reducing incidences of insomnia.  Instead of singing the blues, you will be singing songs of exaltation.

Sleep and Massage - All Night Long

The daylight hours must not be long enough, because many of us use what should be sleep time to stress about problems.  Massage relaxation therapy is a technique that can eliminate the physical results of the day's stresses so sleep is enhanced.  There are many reasons why sleep and massage make a great match - reasons both emotional and physical.

  • Lessens lower back pain
  • Eases chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Eliminates headaches
  • Lessens effects of medicinal side-effects on sleep
  • Relieves Stress
  • Assists with weight control
  • Relaxes nervous tension
  • Increases blood circulation

Hospitals use physical therapy massage to help insomniacs sleep as an alternative to drugs.  If you can't sleep and massage relaxation therapy sounds as if it can help, please visit your local massage therapist.  He, or she, awaits to help you find your circadian rhythm again.

Get a massage and sleep will be restored as a time of rest instead of a time of restlessness.  You will be able to sleep all night long, waking refreshed instead of tired and tense.

The following links will take you to other pages on this site that can answer some of your sleep questions.

Secrets of Deep Sleep - Systematic Relaxation Technique - Learn How to Relax at Home -

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Aromatherapy : Cures For Insomnia : Insomnia Cure Bath
Breathing Technique : Deep Meditation Music : Sleep Apnea
How To Fall Asleep : Insomnia Solution : Power Nap