Sound Sleep is one of the most important factors in leading a healthy and balanced life. While we sleep, we automatically recharge, repair and rejuvenate our bodies. Despite its significance, many of us- especially in Dubai- are deficient in terms of time and quality of sleep.

It is recommended that adults should receive anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep at night, but if you’re not even reaching the minimum amount, or it fluctuates from night to night, you are not alone. It is estimated globally that one in three adults between the ages of 35 and 64 are not getting enough sleep- whether that is due to chronic stress, our environment, work schedule, etc. The good news for people with sleep disorders like insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is that massage in general, and Swedish Massage and Foot Reflexology in particular, have been proven to be extremely effective in treating sleep-related problems. Researchers attribute this to the relaxing effect of touch that helps promote relaxation and sleep among those with insomnia, and also helps regulate one’s body temperature.

Massage has many proven therapeutic effects that enhance our sleep quality, including lowering stress and anxiety, and managing muscle tension and pain. Research suggests that getting a massage benefits our mental wellbeing by increasing the release of hormones like serotonin and dopamine, which make us happy, more relaxed, help us to control our mood, and decreases levels of the stress hormone- also known as cortisol- within our system.

Feeling more relaxed throughout your day can help you feel more relaxed at night, which is key when trying to fall asleep. Getting a relaxing massage can help with this, by loosening any strains, improving circulation, and relieving any tension and pain in the body.

A regular massage can help in reducing aches and pains and can lead to a more relaxed, pain-free sleep. Many people find an evening massage even more beneficial, as it helps to ease away the day’s pain and tension, improves circulation, relieves anxiety, and eases muscle tension. No matter what time of the day you prefer your massage, do book your massage appointment today and experience a blissful sleep.

At Yinyang, we’ve made it our mission to see that everyone can experience the healing power of massage all over Dubai in any of our conveniently located branches in Al Safa, Jumeirah, Beach Center, The Village Mall and JBR Walk.