As fall gives way to winter, and the daylight hours shorten, flu season is coming. This year, give yourself the best chance of staying healthy with the power of massage. Nutritional habits, sleep patterns, lifestyle choices, and stress levels can all wear away at your body’s optimal immune system performance. This year, give yourself a boost with regular nurturing massages sessions.
Your ability to properly fight off germs and illness is dependent on how taxed your system is. A compromised immune system leaves you exposed and vulnerable to the flu and other illnesses.
Massage to the Rescue
Through the application of pressure and movement, your body increases its circulatory function. This uptick in blood and lymph movement can increase the production of white blood cells, responsible for responding directly to viral infected cells. With better circulatory function, your blood brings nutrients and removes toxin buildup to help you feel your best. Recent research shows that even one massage can boost your immune and endocrine function.
There’s a whole range of benefits from seeking out regular massage sessions. The highlights include:
- Boosts body’s ability to fight off bacteria or infection
- Increases production of dopamine and endorphins
- Reduces production of stress hormone cortisol
- Speeds up ability to heal
- Increases body’s natural killer (NK) cells
When you start to hear your coworker sniffle, don’t leave it up to chance. Give our team a call and get your sessions on the books to maintain your health. That, and wash your hands!