Q & Ahhh
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.
When stress is combined with a lack of sleep and poor nutrition,
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 improve the body's overall immune
Regular massage therapy treatments help boost the immune system.
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