Good and deep sleep is vital to our health and well-being. However, 20% of Portuguese have difficulty falling asleep and more than half of the population has sleep problems, from snoring to insomnia. Learn more here.
Chronic insomnia causes extreme fatigue and problems with concentration, which can negatively affect a person’s mood and well-being.
Nutrition and exercise are often recommended as the foundation of good health, but research shows that quality sleep should also be part of any holistic treatment.
The massage benefits
The Institutes of Health say massage therapy can reduce fatigue and improve sleep, and based on research, massage has been shown to improve sleep for babies, children, adults, and the elderly.
Fortunately, almost all types of massage help the brain and body relax. This deep relaxation allows you to sleep well. Some of the most common types of massage are:
Relaxing Massage or Swedish: This is a gentle form of massage that uses long, kneading strokes, deep circular motions, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize.
Deep Tissue Massage: This massage technique uses slower, stronger movements to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, often to help with muscle damage caused by injuries.
Sports Massage: It is similar to Swedish massage, but is aimed at people involved in sports activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
In conclusion, massage is an easy, quick, healthy, drug-free option that helps many people overcome insomnia. Massage relaxes the body and puts the mind in a deep, relaxed state, both during the massage and a few hours later, preparing you for a good night’s rest.
SOKURA’S Massage For Sleep
(A unique massage to make you sleep well)
As we have seen, any massage naturally soothes the body into deep relaxation and sets the stage for deeper sleep. But in this special edition, SOKURA has created a massage totally dedicated to the art and science of sleep. See how it works:
- Book your Massage for Sleep: As we come to you, you can enjoy the most peaceful experience possible.
- Ease into a sleep-inducing state: With the unique combination of scalp massage techniques, relaxing massage and reflexology, this modality gently soothes the brain and body leaving you in a deep state of relaxation.
- Get the best sleep ever: after the massage, all you need to do is go straight to bed and sleep well.