Is your immune system functioning at peak performance? Maintaining a healthy body starts from within. It is important to have a strong immune system, and get plenty of exercise. First and foremost let’s talk about the importance of your immune system and exercise. Then we can look into how massage therapy helps your body.
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM: This is the body’s first line of defense against foreign bodies such as viruses, bacteria etc. Having a strong immune system means that your body is able to fight off infections faster and more efficiently. A strong immune system is built on:
A balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Maintaining a healthy weight and minimizing sugar consumption.
EXERCISE: Regular exercise in a vital key to immune health and responsivity.
HOW MUCH EXERCISE: The average adult should aim to get around 30 minutes of physical activity every single day. Exercising regularly helps to strengthen your immune system and your muscles.
MASSAGE & YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM:
Massage therapy has several different techniques that help the body. Basic swedish and deep tissue massage helps your body to relieve stress and muscle tightness. Which in turn helps to boost your immune system. Other techniques like Manual Lymphatic Drainage is used after surgery, an infection or illness. There are several different techniques a certified massage therapist can use to help strengthen your immune system just ask us how.
Your immune system is the core to your body’s functions. Without a strong immune response you will feel lethargic and drained most of the time. You are also more susceptible to viruses and colds. Boost your immune system with a healthy diet, exercise, and massage!