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Massage Envy experts answer your questions
Q: Can regular massage therapy during the
winter months help keep me healthy?
A: Regular therapeutic massage can provide
significant advantages beyond the immediate benefit of relaxation.
People who experience high levels of stress tend to get sick more
than others. Combine stress with lack of sleep and poor nutrition,
and our body's ability to naturally protect itself against bacteria
and infection is greatly reduced. Numerous studies have indicated
that massage increases the immune system's level of the body's
natural "killer cells," which improves the body's overall immune
Regular massage therapy treatments help
boost the immune system by directly affecting circulation and
indirectly affecting your lymphatic system. The circulation of red
and white blood cells increases, which in turn helps to rid your
body of unwanted debris or waste products that can cause disease.
When your immune system is stronger, your body is more prepared to
defend itself against those cold and flu viruses going around your
workplace, school or even your home during the winter months. So
keep yourself healthy during the long winter months by scheduling
regular massage appointments.
-C.G. Funk, Licensed Massage Therapist and Vice President of
Industry Relations and Product Development for Massage Envy
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