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Preparing Yourself For Bed. Does Massages Help You Sleep Better?

The power of massage can be harnessed to enhance your sleep quality and adjustable pillows can further elevate your slumber experience.

While a variety of massage techniques offer relaxation and wellness benefits, when combined with the right sleep support, they can contribute to a night of truly rejuvenating sleep.

Below is a list of the most popular massage techniques. You can choose the one that's right for you according to your specific needs and desires.

Acupressure for Relaxation and Circulation

Acupressure, involving focused pressure with fingers and thumbs, can ease muscle tension and enhance circulation. Picture unwinding after a long day and sinking into your adjustable pillow, perfectly aligned to your comfort needs. As the acupressure releases tension and encourages blood flow, the synergy between massage and the right pillow enhances your sleep environment for optimal relaxation.

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Cranial Sacral Bliss for Mind and Body

Imagine the soothing touch of cranial sacral therapy, promoting fluid balance around your brain and spinal cord. Now, envision your head cradled on an adjustable pillow that provides customizable support to your neck and head. The gentle cranial sacral techniques combined with the personalized comfort of your pillow create an ideal sleep haven, allowing your body and mind to peacefully unwind.

Cranial Sacral
Cranial Sacral

Deep Tissue Restoration and Pillow Comfort

Deep tissue massage's slow strokes and focused pressure can release muscle tension, and what complements this restoration better than a supportive adjustable pillow? As your muscles find relief from deep tissue techniques, your adjustable pillow ensures proper alignment, offering a seamless transition from massage table to sleep haven.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage

Massage Cupping

Massage cupping is used to increase blood flow and to loosen adhesions and stubborn knots in soft tissue.

popular massage techniques

Reiki

Meaning "universal life-force energy", this technique uses traditional hand positions placed on the body without pressure, or not touching at all. The therapist heals the body by altering the energy.

popular massage techniques

Unwinding Reflexology and Pillow Harmony

Reflexology's manual foot pressure finds blockages and restores energy flow. Extend this harmony to your sleep space with an adjustable pillow that perfectly cradles your head and neck, supporting your body's alignment and allowing the benefits of reflexology to linger into your dream-filled nights.

popular massage techniques

Rolfing

Aligns the major body parts by gradually stretching, lengthening and repositioning the connective tissues.

Shiatsu

"Finger" (shi) "pressure" (atsu) works with acupressure points to invigorate and increase energy levels.

A traditional hands-on Japanese healing therapy that combines pressure with the application of long strokes over the body's energy fields.

Watsu

A combination of shiatsu with hydrotherapy.

Swedish

A collection of techniques designed to relax muscles by applying soft strokes on the more delicate parts of the body and stronger strokes on the more thickly muscled areas that retain stress. Great for the reduction of emotional and physical stress.

Trager

Physical and verbal communication are used to contact the subconscious, communicate with the muscles and coax them back to health, ideal for feeling peace and serenity.

Warm Stone Therapy

Experience the ultimate relaxation with warm stone therapy's heated stones easing muscles' tension. Combine this with the soothing embrace of an adjustable pillow, cradling your head with gentle support. The fusion of warmth and personalized comfort ensures your body finds tranquillity and deep relaxation.

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Incorporating these massage techniques into your wellness routine and coupling them with the right adjustable pillow tailored to your needs can revolutionize your sleep experience. It's time to let the power of massage techniques guide you into a world of superior sleep quality, where every night becomes a journey of restoration and rejuvenation, thanks to the synergy of touch and optimal sleep support.

Therapeutic Pillow has a range of adjustable and contoured pillows to help you maximize the benefits of massage before going to bed to make you feel you are in the clouds.

Please take a look at our range and let us know if you need further support.

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Breaking bad sleep habits can be challenging, but with some simple changes, you can improve your sleep routine. Firstly, it's important to establish a consistent sleep schedule. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body's internal clock and promotes better sleep. Secondly, create a relaxing bedtime routine. Engage in activities that help you unwind, such as reading a book or taking a warm bath. Avoid stimulating activities like using electronic devices or watching TV before bed, as they can interfere with your sleep. Additionally, make your bedroom a sleep-friendly environment by keeping it cool, dark, and quiet. Investing in a comfortable mattress and pillows can also enhance your sleep quality. Lastly, limit caffeine and alcohol intake, especially close to bedtime, as they can disrupt your sleep patterns. By implementing these changes and being consistent, you can gradually break bad sleep habits and improve your overall sleep quality.

Remember, breaking bad sleep habits takes time and patience. It's important to be consistent with your new sleep routine and give your body time to adjust. If you continue to struggle with sleep, it may be helpful to consult a healthcare professional for further guidance and support.

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To increase the time you spend in bed, there are a few simple steps you can take. Firstly, establish a consistent sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body's internal clock and promotes better sleep. Secondly, create a relaxing bedtime routine that signals to your body it's time to wind down. This could include activities like reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation. Additionally, ensure your sleep environment is comfortable and conducive to restful sleep. Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet, and invest in a supportive mattress and pillows. Lastly, avoid stimulating activities and substances close to bedtime, such as caffeine, nicotine, and electronic devices, as they can interfere with your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. By implementing these strategies, you can increase the time you spend in bed and improve the quality of your sleep.

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Whether it's better to sleep in or wake up early depends on individual lifestyle, preferences, and sleep needs. Waking up early can provide more time for productivity and establishing a consistent routine, which may have positive impacts on mental and physical well-being. It's linked to improved mood and enhanced focus. On the other hand, getting sufficient sleep by sleeping in can aid in overall rest and recovery, benefiting cognitive function and stress reduction. The key lies in maintaining a regular sleep schedule and ensuring you're getting the recommended amount of sleep for your age group, typically 7-9 hours for adults. It's essential to align your sleep patterns with your daily activities to strike the right balance between waking up early and allowing your body to rest adequately.

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Sleeping without a pillow is a personal preference and can vary based on individual comfort and sleeping habits. While some people find it beneficial for their neck and spine alignment, others might experience discomfort or strain. Pillows often provide support to maintain a more neutral sleeping posture and can be especially helpful for those with certain conditions like neck pain or sleep apnea. It's recommended to try both options and listen to your body to determine what offers you the most restful and comfortable sleep.

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The average time spent in bed varies from person to person. It depends on individual factors such as age, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Generally, adults tend to spend around 7 to 9 hours in bed each night to ensure they get enough restorative sleep. However, some people may require more or less time in bed to feel fully rested and refreshed. It's important to listen to your body and establish a sleep routine that works best for you, allowing you to wake up feeling energized and ready for the day ahead.

Factors like work schedules, stress levels, and sleep disorders can also affect the amount of time individuals spend in bed. It's crucial to prioritize quality sleep rather than solely focusing on the number of hours spent in bed. Creating a comfortable sleep environment, practising good sleep hygiene, and adopting relaxation techniques can all contribute to a better night's sleep. Remember, everyone's sleep needs are unique, so finding the right balance of time in bed is essential for your overall well-being.

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