Jet lag is the body’s natural response to a perturbed sleep schedule. Jet lag occurs when a traveler crosses more than one time zone, or from an eastward to westward shift in the body clock. This leads to sleep and circadian rhythms being out of sync with the environment. Some studies have shown that light exposure can advance or delay the body clock, and bright light therapy has been demonstrated to reduce jet lag symptoms. Here are the roles of massage therapy in the treatment of jet lag:
Massage can effectively relax muscles and reduce muscle tension, and it also leads to a feeling of well-being. 광주출장 massage therapy is an effective way of treating chronic muscle stress related to work overload or prolonged sitting.
Promote the activity of serotonin
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which has potent effects on the central nervous system and other systems. It is involved in regulating mood, sleep and appetite. Like any other neurotransmitter, serotonin affects the way we learn and process information.
Effectively relieve fatigue
Massage therapy reduces fatigue by mobilizing free energy in the body’s tissues to perform various functions at different points of time during the day or night cycle. This can help you to recover faster from jet lag or tiredness.
Promote blood circulation
Massage enhances blood circulation, thus bringing more oxygen and other nutrients to cells and tissues, which boosts the immune system. Massage increases the supply of nutrients to cells, promotes better absorption and helps flush out metabolic wastes. This can help you to recover faster from jet lag or fatigue caused by long-distance travel or shift work.
Increase lymph circulation
Massage increases lymph flow and helps in the removal of metabolic wastes from tissues. This can help to ease jet lag symptoms, improve sleep and combat fatigue caused by long-distance travel or shift work.
Improving sleep quality
Massage can induce muscle relaxation, which leads to a deeper and more restful sleep. Massage therapy is known to reduce anxiety levels better than drugs or other conventional treatments in treating insomnia.
Improve sleep induction and quality of the first night’s sleep
In particular, patients with mild insomnia had a significant improvement in their first night’s sleep after a single session of massage therapy. Patients slept more rapidly, were more relaxed, and reported significantly lower levels of tension, depression, fatigue and improved general well-being.
Increasing the sleep duration of the early morning in phase
Massage can help to advance the body clock by increasing sleep duration during the early morning phase. It may be useful for people with delayed sleep phase syndrome, who have difficulty waking up in time to get to work on time.
Increasing melatonin secretion
Massage therapy can increase melatonin secretion during massage and up to a few hours after treatment, thus helping you to adjust your body clock.