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HIV/AIDS Awareness: What Massage Can Do

HIV/AIDS Awareness: What Massage Can Do

Mackenzie Barrow

December 1st was World AIDS Day. In honor of that, we’d like to share how massage can be beneficial to those suffering from HIV/AIDS. According to Massage Today, “Massage therapy plays a vital role in helping patients cope with the various symptoms of HIV/AIDS and indirectly boosts the immune system at the same time. As part of the medical team, massage therapists can greatly enhance the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in the physical and psychological realms, by providing the personal touch other therapies do not generally provide.”

Specific benefits include:

  • facilitating the removal of excess phlegm to relieve respiratory congestion
  • increasing blood and lymph flow to assist in metabolic waste removal and blood cell regeneration
  • preventing muscular atrophy due to inactivity
  • reducing postsurgical scar tissue
  • boosting the immune system

If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with your doctor about whether or not massage is right for you.

Sources:

https://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/article.php?id=13288

https://www.massagemag.com/hivaids-patients-massage-provides-touch-humanity-40379/

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