Massage Therapy Helps the Immune System
Being sick is never fun. It removes you from the important things in your life. It causes you to miss work or school and more significantly than that it can separate you from family and friends for long days or even weeks. But you’re not taking a vacation, you feel weak, you don’t feel like getting out of bed, you lose your appetite and it’s just an overall unpleasant experience. We, by now, know about the fantastic advantages of massage therapy: high serotonin levels, great sleep, enhanced blood flow and muscle recovery – yet there might be some longer term advantages too.
Our immune system is incredibly complex. It fends off infections, bacteria and other harmful microscopic organisms for us. However, the immune system is not perfect and can be weakened so much so that it will work against us for any number of reasons. Being constantly battered by the elements, fatigue from overworking, anxiety and stress can take a toll on the guardian of our bodies which makes us susceptible to different kinds of illnesses such as colds and fever. A number of studies demonstrate that massage therapy can improve the body’s ability to fend off these harmful intruders and prevent sicknesses.
A regular massage expands the immune system’s cytotoxic limit. These are the killer cells that battle microorganisms. It additionally increases the level of movement in white blood cells to enhance the general capacity of the immune system.
A study conducted by Jeff Smoot, 2015 President of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), shows that using massage on patients with badly performing immune systems has shown significant improvement in the function of their immune system.
It follows that those same advantages can be utilized by people who are hoping to ward off the common cold or influenza or some other regular sickness they may contract. It is likewise known this is much more effective in winter months when the spread of these infections is more pervasive. When cold and flu season is right around the corner, anything that will help in the fight is worth our consideration.
The Cedars-Sinai heath care facility likewise ran their own experiment where test subjects got a series of Swedish massages and they encountered critical changes in lymphocytes, which assume a crucial part in shielding the body from illnesses. In HIV positive young people, massage therapy helped their immune systems within 12 weeks. Furthermore, women with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer had dopamine and serotonin increments as well as a significant boost in cells that protect the body. Massage Therapy was additionally found to fortify cognitive capacity while sick.
These investigations show that alternative medicine through massage therapy offers another road to treating ailments, that don’t include drugs. It is vital to note, however, that you should not get a massage if you are already sick. It is the same as when doing any exercise when your body is fending off ailment, increasing circulation can stir up an infection and exacerbate the symptoms that you feel.
To start boosting your immune system to make yourself not miss out in life, call to book a treatment or book online at diVINE Spa in Naples, Florida today.