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How Do Massages Boost Your Immune System

“Massage boost your Immune System”

Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, headache—yep, you’ve got another cold.

If you always seem to be recovering from one cold, then coming down with another, then maybe it’s time to show your immune system some love.

Your immune system is the first line of defense against invading illnesses and infections. But the immune system is exactly that—a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires harmony and balance.

⭕The power of touch

A professional massage does more than just relax muscles. In fact, a good massage has been shown to boost the immune system in as little as one session.

♦ Decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Stress, particularly chronic stress that continues over long periods of time, is one of the major causes of illness and disease. It breaks down our bodies little by little and makes us more susceptible to getting sick.

♦ Decreased levels of arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can increase cortisol production.

♦ Increased number of lymphocytes, the white blood cells that fight off infection.

Massage therapy also promotes healthy lymph flow and enhances your blood circulation, two systems that help get rid of unwanted invaders.

In addition to regular massages, there are a few other immune-boosting strategies you can add to your routine:

♦ Get Acupuncture.
♦ Exercise Regularly.
♦ Get Adequate Sleep.
♦ Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
♦ Maintain a healthy weight.
♦ Drink alcohol in moderation.

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