Fall Asleep Faster
Even the most relaxing massage probably won't leave you conked out and snoring on the table. But touch does promote sleep in an indirect way, says Field. "Massage reduces muscle tension, calms your heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and eases stress," she says. The cumulative effect of these different reactions all help slow down your system. The result: You're more likely to fall asleep and get quality rest when you're ready to turn in for the night.