Insomnia is a disease condition characterized in difficulty on falling asleep or waking up easily. This condition is observed more frequently in the elderly, however with increasing levels of mental stress, insomnia is also frequently observed in healthy adults. Massage therapies including Chinese massage therapy, Swedish massage therapy, etc have been found to be highly beneficial in the management of insomnia.
Benefits Of Massage For Insomnia
Massage therapy has been considered to be highly effective in the management of insomnia. It induces a sense of wellbeing, stimulates the production of neurotransmitters that promote relaxation, which in turn not only reduces the levels of stress but also improves the quality and length of sleep.
Further data studies have indicated that regular massage therapy aids in reducing dependence over drugs to induce sleep. Massage therapy not only improves the length of sleep but also improves the quality.
Self Massage Therapy For Insomnia
There are different massage therapies that have been recommended for the treatment of insomnia.
- Before going to bed, lie supine. Rub the navel in clock wise direction with your right hand. Ensure that you don’t apply too much pressure or hurt the skin, ensure that the massage is gentle.
- After a couple of minutes, replace the right hand with your left hand and rub the navel in an anticlockwise direction.
- It is recommended that incase one gets up from sleep at night, repeating this technique will induce sleep spontaneously.
- Using oil to massage the navel, would be more beneficial, however the therapy can be practiced without the application of oil.