With National Sleep Awareness Week coming up March 7-13, 2011, now is the perfect time to really examine personal sleeping habits. While most people do not give sleep much thought, it is very important that one get enough quality, restorative sleep. Besides affecting things like mood and productivity, a lack of quality sleep is associated with major health concerns. More and more studies have shown the relationship between the quantity and quality of sleep and health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and depression.
Getting enough good sleep should be a priority in everyone’s life. Fortunately, there is something easy and enjoyable that can help improve sleep: massage. Ongoing massage therapy has been shown to promote quality, restful sleep by managing two common causes of sleep issues: stress and pain.
Physically, massage relieves stress by easing muscle tightness and increasing circulation throughout the body. Massage also works on a biochemical level by lowering levels of the stress hormone cortisol and by promoting the release of endorphins.
Additionally, daily stressors often resurface during nighttime hours and interrupt or prevent sleep. Clients receiving ongoing massage therapy from Massage Envy report a sense of mental clarity and an increased ability to turn off these stressors and achieve optimal rest and relaxation.
Massage gets to the root of pain by relaxing tight muscles and addressing trigger points to put a stop to the pain cycle. Massage also increases blood flow to the affected muscles, which brings in healing oxygen and nutrients, and helps remove the waste products of cellular metabolism. All of this activity reduces swelling and stiffness and increases flexibility to help eliminate pain.
These results of massage combine to induce a calm, relaxed state that is more conducive to achieving quality, restorative sleep. Experience all of these benefits and more at Massage Envy.
As the leading massage provider in the U.S., Massage Envy believes that everybody deserves a good night’s sleep. That’s why they offer affordable massage therapy sessions with flexible appointment times seven days per week to fit even the busiest schedules. And, with 27 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, massage has never been more convenient.
At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $49. Memberships are available for $59 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.
Log on to www.massageenvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy center. All centers are open seven days a week.
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Massage Envy - Dallas/Fort Worth Locations
Massage Envy Prestonwood - 5225 Belt Line Rd., Suite 250, Addison, TX 75254 (972) 388-5500
Massage Envy Allen - 816 W. McDermott Dr., Suite 340, Allen, TX 75013 (972) 747-7511
Massage Envy Arlington Highlands- 3900 Arlington Highlands Blvd., Suite 125, Arlington, TX 76018 (817) 465-3456
Massage Envy Hebron at Old Denton - 1001 E. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75007 (972) 939-6868
Massage Envy Colleyville - 5615 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 470, Colleyville, TX 76034 (817) 427-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Coppell - 120 S. Denton Tap Rd., Suite 303, Coppell, TX 75019 (972) 956-5999
Massage Envy Campbell @ Preston - 17194 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75248 (972) 818-3689 (ENVY)
Massage Envy SPA Casa Linda - 9440 Garland Rd., Suite 174, Dallas, TX 75218 (972) 993-3333
Massage Envy Old Town- 5500 Greenville Ave., Suite 404, Dallas, TX 75206 (214) 575-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Uptown at West Village - 3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75204 (214) 522-2727
Massage Envy Flower Mound - 950 Parker Square, Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 899-3610
Massage Envy SPA Alliance Town Center – 3100 Texas Sage Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76177 (817) 337-7300
Massage Envy Fort Worth - Hulen - 3000 S. Hulen, Suite 153, Fort Worth, TX 76109 (817) 732-7200
Massage Envy Stonebriar - 3685 Preston Rd., Suite 159, Frisco, TX 75034 (972) 370-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy SPA Frisco North - 5105 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 100, Frisco, TX 75034 (972) 370-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy North Garland - 5435 N. Garland Ave., Suite 190, Garland, TX 75040 (972) 675-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy South 360 - 5232 South State Highway 360, Suite 610, Grand Prairie, TX 75052 (817) 303-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Las Colinas - 975 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 112, Irving, TX 75039 (972) 556-0777
Massage Envy Craig Ranch- 8950 State Highway 121, Suite 340, McKinney, TX 75070 (972) 370-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Eldorado Parkway - 2890 Craig Dr., Suite #120, McKinney, TX 75070 (214) 544-ENVY (3689)
Massage Envy Murphy Marketplace - 223 E. Farm Rd. 544, Suite 801, Murphy, TX 75094 (972) 354-8888
Massage Envy Plano - 4709 Parker Rd., Suite 430, Plano, TX 75093 (972) 964-0600
Massage Envy Spring Creek at Hwy. 75 - 6101 Avenue K, Suite #160, Plano, TX 75074 (972) 516-8888
Massage Envy Rockwall - 2931 Ridge Rd., Suite 111, Rockwall, TX 75032 (972) 722-9595
Massage Envy Rowlett Crossing - 4301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 600, Rowlett, TX 75089 (972) 463-0101
Massage Envy Southlake East - 100 N. Kimball, Suite 108, Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 421-6727
Massage Envy Southlake West - 250 Randol Mill Ave., Suite 100, Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 562-4433