As the seasons change your body becomes more susceptible to cold and flu. There are so many things you can do to boost your immune system. But, did you know that Massage therapy is a natural way to strengthen your immune system? Especially if it is already weakened by stress, fatigue or poor nutrition.
How does massage therapy help your immune system?
- By stimulating “natural killer cells.” Since massage therapy decreases cortisol that destroys natural killer cells, your immune system gets a boost. For the full article Massage: It’s real medicine – CNN.com.
- Increases the activity level of the body’s white blood cells, resulting in a stronger, more responsive immune system. This allows the body to better detect bacteria and fight infection.
- Releases the stress stored in your muscles and other places in your body, freeing your body to battle whatever is in the air.
In fact, chronically ill patients who receive regular massage therapy experience an 80 percent improvement in their immune system function, according to a study conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami.
Massage therapy is more than relaxing me-time. Studies continue to prove the physical, and emotional benefits of a massage therapy session.
Our highly trained massage therapists are anxious to help you feel better this holiday season!
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