Massage Therapy Can Help During Cold and Flu Season

Flu or Cold. Sneezing Woman Sick Blowing NoseRecent medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost your immune system strength by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.

Studies in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined the effects of Swedish massage therapy on the body’s hormonal response and immune function. Researchers found that participants who received Swedish massage had a significant decrease in the hormone arginine-vasopressin (which plays a role in regulating blood pressure and water retention) and concluded that Swedish massage produces measurable biological effects and may have a positive effect on the immune system.

Only receive massage therapy when you’re healthyif you have cold or flu symptoms, reschedule your massage appointment and consult your doctor.

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