Quality sleep is vital to health and wellness.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
"Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression—which threaten our nation’s health. Notably, insufficient sleep is associated with the onset of these diseases and also poses important implications for their management and outcome. Moreover, insufficient sleep is responsible for motor vehicle and machinery-related crashes, causing substantial injury and disability each year. In short, drowsy driving can be as dangerous—and preventable—as driving while intoxicated."1
It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans experience sleep issues that affect their health.
Research is indicating that massage can improve sleep in:
children and adolescents
those with psychiatric disorders
those who are hospitalized or institutionalized
those with lower back pain 
those with cerebral palsy
those with fibromyalgia 
those with insomnia
those in pain
those with hand pain
those with cancer
infants with dyssomnia
those who have had heart surgery
those with breast disease
those with migraines
caretakers of hospitalized individuals
the elderly.

Depression and Massage

Did you know massage therapy can be effective in reducing the symptoms of depression.
Symptoms include:
Persistent sad, anxious or "empty" feelings
Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness
Irritability, restlessness
Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex
Fatigue and decreased energy
Difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions
Insomnia, early–morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping
Overeating, or appetite loss
Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts
Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment
Research shows that massage can improve mood and reduce depression.
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Sports Massage
From beginner athletes to elite professionals, massage therapy has shown to have major benefits regardless of the participant's fitness level. Athletes seeking enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention and assistance in maintaining peak fitness can benefit from massage therapy.
Massage has been shown to have myriad positive effects including:
Reducing muscle tension
Helping athletes monitor muscle tone
Promoting relaxation
Increasing range of motion 
Improving soft tissue function
Decreasing muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise
Improving exercise performance
Decreasing delayed onset muscle soreness
Reducing swelling
Reducing breathing pattern disorders
Enhancing athletic performance
Helping prevent injuries
By combining your exercise routine with massage therapy, you will be able to train longer and harder and make the most of your workout. Not convinced? Research some of your favorite world-class athletes, and you're likely to see that a massage therapist is a key component of their strength and stamina routine.
Arthritis, Massage & Mobility
For Americans who suffer from arthritis, simply getting outside to enjoy fresh air is no easy task. Luckily, massage therapy may have the answer. A recent study found that massage therapy was able to reduce arthritis related pain. Research published by the Touch Research Institute shows that massage therapy can decrease pain and increase mobility in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Just Breath
Our breathing is the link between our body and our mind and for both to function well, they need oxygen. If our way of breathing is short and quick our minds will be nervous and agitated. If our breathing is irregular the mind is anxious and disturbed. One of the main causes of a bad breathing can be a lack of exercise, but it is not always so. By learning how to breathe well we will become healthier and stronger, but not only: Knowing how to breathe also help us to control our emotions (anger included) and fears and keep a clear and sharp mind. If our breathing is deep, slow and regular then our mind will reach a state of tranquillity and calm. When we are upset or stressed our breathing becomes quick and shallow. Breathing deeply and slowly instantly calms us down mentally as well as physically. Concentrating on our breathing, also helps us to live the present and feel alive. Very often our mind is thinking about something while our body is doing something else, as a result, our mind and our body are not unified. With breathing exercises, inhaling and exhaling, we bring our mind and body to work together because both are focused on the same thing and as I mentioned in my previous post we can feel alive because we are living in the present. We can learn how to breathe properly by practicing some breathing exercises. Breathing Exercises: Let’s start with a simple breathing exercise that can be done at any time of the day, in three simple movements, at least for a couple of minutes: 1) Do a deep inhalation 2) Hold your breath for a few seconds 3) Then do a deep exhalation If you feel a slight sense of vertigo, do not worry, it is due to the surge of a greater volume of oxygen to the brain. I suggest to repeat this exercise several times throughout the day, especially at times when we are feeling particularly agitated, our morale is low or even when we feel tired.