Clinical trials have shown that a variety of regular short duration remedial type massages improve the quality of sleep. These ranged from daily to two or three times per week. Various pressure point, reflex points and acupressure points are said to help sleeping. Only one of the trials used such points, indicating that they may be useful, but certainly not necessary.
The major issue is that for most people such regular massages would be expensive and inconvenient. This problem can be overcome and sleep quality improved with the use of effective self massage. In this article we also discuss your self massage alternatives.