Massage Therapy May Boost Immune System

By October 10, 2014Massage Research

Massage Therapy May Boost Immune System

Winter is coming, and while the beautiful snow and crisp weather is refreshing, it can be stressful for your body. Add in the
upcoming flu

season, and it’s enough to make you want to stay inside. The good news is, there are many ways to protect yourself and
stay healthy.


A strong immune system fights off infection and disease, while a weakened one puts your body under even more stress. Boosting
your body’s defenses is always a smart idea, and while drinking lots of orange juice is a good start, it gets boring very fast.
If you are looking for a way to strengthen your immune system, massage therapy may possibly help so
why not get a massage?


The many immediate benefits of massage therapy are well known. In addition to relaxing the body, increasing flexibility in your
joints, and allowing you to sleep better, medical research indicates it may help bolster your natural defences.


Preliminary data from Cedar-Sinai University led the researchers to conclude that a single session of Swedish massage produces
measurable biological effects and may have an effect on the immune system. However, more research is needed to determine the
specific mechanisms and pathways behind these changes.

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