A very common question I ask before or during a massage is how did you sleep last night? The all too common answer is not very well followed by I couldn’t stop thinking about work, my partner snores, the animals are bed hogs, etc.
When life gets in the way of our sleep habits there can be big consequences to our overall health. One of the biggest consequences for women who struggle with weight loss is when our sleep deprived body releases the hormone ghrellin which increases our appetite.
So how can massage therapy help us sleep better and possibly manage hunger? Because massage has been found to directly increase the body’s production of serotonin, which is essential for the production of melatonin, the client experiences improved sleep.
There are many types of massage that can help including these:
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
Skip the pills and sleep better knowing there are alternative and complementary methods of medicine like massage to get more restoration and rejuvenation through the night.
Alex Stenger is a licensed Massage Therapist practicing inside BalanceDiet Billings.
Contact: Office (406) 652-9142 Cell (406) 780-0535