Insomnia is a sleep disorder, in which people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. It can be a condition on it’s own or a side effect of other health concerns or medications. Shift work or life stressors can alter sleep patterns. How much sleep a person needs, depends on the individual and the stage of life (for example, infants and toddlers need more sleep than adults). No matter how much you sleep, it is the quality of that sleep that helps a doctor determine if you have insomnia or not. Poor sleep patterns can lead to physical symptoms like headaches, tension, and decreased mental function. Massage therapy can assist with the physical responses of insomnia.
See this list of other conditions commonly treated by massage therapy.