As we are currently in the midst of a global pandemic, nothing has become more evident than the importance of our health and wellness. In order to protect ourselves, as well as others, it’s vital that we take precautionary measures such as social distancing, disinfecting surfaces, washing our hands, and taking care of our immune systems.
Your immune system is what will protect you in case you contract the coronavirus or any other type of viruses for that matter, so it’s extremely important to always be taking care of it!
Some easy steps to take to boost your immune system include:
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables
- Get adequate sleep
- Don’t smoke
- Exercise regularly
- Reduce stress
- Try a daily vitamin
- Get a massage
Yes, massage can help boost your immune system, as well as reduce stress, which also works strengthens your immune system.
How Massage Benefits Your Immune System
Massage therapy increases blood flow throughout the body, as well as increases the activity of white blood cells that help our body fight diseases. In addition, it reduces stress levels. High-stress levels are known for weight gain, elevated blood pressure, headaches, digestive problems, sleep problems, heart disease, all things that can negatively impact your immune system.
Regular massage can also fight more common ailments like the flu and seasonal colds. Jeff Smoot, 2015 president of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), says:
“Researchers working with patients with compromised immune systems have found massage therapy can improve how the immune system functions. Those same benefits can translate to people seeking to fight off the common cold, flu and other seasonal illnesses.”Jeff Smoot, President, AMTA
So, in order to get your blood pumping, your stress levels down, and activate your body’s immune system to help fight off these invaders, try using massage therapy.
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