Millions of Americans don't get enough sleep at night, and just as many don't get the good quality sleep they need to function at a healthy level. Not getting enough sleep at night can harm your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, insomnia affects nearly 50 million Americans. If you are suffering with sleep problems, massage might be able to help. Massage therapy is a drug-free alternative to more quality sleep.
When you get a massage, your muscles relax and the body releases the chemicals serotonin and melatonin. Melatonin is a natural chemical your body produces to help induce sleep. Massage will also reduce your levels of stress and anxiety.