The germs and bugs will still be around, however, with a strong and resilient immune system your body is in a better position to defend itself from becoming sick.
How Can Massage Help?
- Massage increases the activity of your white blood cells, the cells in your body responsible for combating viruses.
- Massage decreases cortisol, the stress hormone. High stress levels, whether physical or emotional, can lead to lack of sleep, depression and anxiety which often suppress our Immune System's response.
- Increased levels of Dopamine and Seratonin help to reduce anxiety and the release of these chemicals increases with Massage.
- Massage helps to decrease inflammation and cytokine secretion which has a direct impact in reducing symptoms of asthma, depression and diseases of the cardiovascular system.
When it comes to strengthening your immune system regular massage becomes a necessity rather than a luxury as it increases both your physical and mental well-being.
When is it Too Late?
If the cold or flu has already hit, your body needs to rest, not have a muscular work out.