As we head into the winter season, colds & flus are going to be creeping back in. ❄️
So, what can you do to help support the immune system? Simple answer (along with eating nutritious food, taking your vitamins, regular exercise, ensuring you get enough quality sleep & wrapping up warm) … MASSAGE THERAPY.
Massage has been proven to help improve immune function and here’s HOW:
1️. Massage is known for promoting increased circulation and lymphatic flow, which helps move healthy nutrients throughout your body and to filter metabolic waste.
2️. Studies show that massage can increase the level of lymphocytes, which are the cells that help the immune system fight off harmful substances in the body.
3️. Stress has been shown to be a significant immuno-suppressor. Massage is one of the best ways to reduce stress by reducing the level of cortisol, a stress hormone.
4️. According to the National CentrE for Biotechnology Information, pain has measurable negative effects on immunity. Massage has an enormous impact on decreasing pain, which will make it easier for your body to fight off an illness.
5️. Massage is great for mental health. Your mind is a direct link to your body and a healthy mind promotes a healthy body.