I received a request today to share an interesting article on this site, and I realized that the blog is the only place I currently have to do this, and I liked the article, so here it is:
I myself struggle with sleep and find that the massages I receive from the various therapists I see are helpful. Other practices, such as avoiding stressful stimulus before bedtime, making sure my bed is comfy and my pillows are appropriate and that my room is quiet and dark-these things too assist my ability to get to sleep, and especially to stay asleep, or return to sleep after waking to use the restroom.
And I need to do that for sure, because I tend to drink warm milk or Yogi-brand Bedtime Tea before turning in. Very soothing. As is the use of certain topical applications; I really love using a CBD rub to calm my irritated nerves, moisturize my skin, and give myself a gentle massage as I lie in bed to ready myself for sleep.
So this unexpected article that landed in my inbox is informative. If you'd like to know more about my own practices and my work with clients in regards this matter, shoot me a message and I'll be delighted to discuss it with you. Lymphatic massage is a very rhythmic and soothing technique; it can really help. I'm getting sleepy just thinking about it! ;-)