Monday, 8 February 2016

Massage Therapy For Cold And Flu

Massage is being recommended as a treatment for Colds and Flu, after being recognized for years as a healing tool for the body. Massage stimulates the nervous system, blood vessels and lymphatic system, and is associated with general relaxation, well being and a significant reduction in stress. Stress is associated with the release of adrenalin which stimulates the production of cortisol; a chemical associated with increased levels of body fat and diminished immunity.

Regular Massage is also known to promote deeper Breathing and Relaxation which in turn can reduce anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate in an individual. The stimulation of pressure points by body Massage can also relieve headaches, congestion and neck pain. Massage is known to stimulate the release of endorphin in the body, which in turn stimulates the immune system. A healthy immune system is crucial in avoiding infections which are spread by everyday activities and contact with people.

Massage help  to prevent colds and flu by:

Improving circulation of the blood and lymph systems. 

Reducing the effects of stress, making you less susceptible to illness
Helping you sleep better, and adequate rest is a key for good health.

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