Why is it? You wash your hands 20 times a day, you avoid public surfaces and sneezing people like the plague, yet you're sidelined with a perpetually stuffed-up nose and a hacking cough that lasts all winter. Or maybe you're feeling sluggish every mid-afternoon. You struggle to stay alert throughout the day and you're just plain exhausted. These are just a couple signs that a weak immune system could be draining all the fun out of your life or perhaps you're facing a debilitating autoimmune disease. What can you do to win the battle and get your health, vitality and your life back? Well, there's mounting evidence that...
Massage therapy can actually make a huge difference in your immune system.
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Getting your honey to rub your back is sweet, but it's hard to compete with the hands of a pro.
Maybe that’s why hospitals are making massage a standard therapy."All of our surgery patients are offered the treatment...and it's a mandatory weekly prescription I give myself," says Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital–Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Of course, HE can afford this weekly treat, but...what if he's right?What if massage therapy, if not weekly then at least sometimes, could totally make YOU... into a new person? More and more people think so. A Cedars-Sinai study found that just one massage treatment gives people a significant increase in disease-fighting white blood cells. And within minutes after the massage. Why? Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, explains the reason.
Massage helps ward off bugs by boosting your "natural killer cells" – the immune system's first line of defense against invading illness.
Doctors have known for years that when you're stressed, your body secretes a harmful hormone called cortisol. From decades of research, Field explains, "We know that cortisol destroys natural killer cells." She adds: "Since massage decreases cortisol, your immune cells get a boost." Another study on massage therapy for HIV positive men confirms this remarkable truth. Massage caused the men to experience an enormous gain in disease-fighting white blood cells – along with a considerable drop in anxiety and cortisol. Another study found that massage powerfully improved the immune systems of women with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer.
What else besides massage do you need to restore your immune system quickly?
Since there's such a strong connection between stress and your immune system, here are some tremendously effective relaxation techniques to help you. Essential oils are also a powerful weapon against immune invaders. Especially lemon, peppermint, lavender and blends such as Thieves and Valor. Check out our YouTube channel for more information on these. Life takes it out of you. We'd love to help you put it back in.
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Call us at 303-920-2350 with any questions, concerns or to find out how massage and essential oils can make life better for you.