East Bay Massage: Boost Your Immunity with Massage This Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is upon us! This time of year, we make choices about how to keep ourselves healthy. What that looks like can vary from person to person– whether you get the flu shot or fastidiously avoid it, use hand sanitizer, wipe down the shopping cart, or take immune-boosting supplements, there are a lot of ways to ward off illness.

Did you know that massage boosts the immune system, too? Massage increases the number of lymphocytes in the body– those cells that protect the body against illness. In just one session you can help to mobilize your body’s natural defenses against the common cold or the flu. Check out the study from The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine here.

Defend against the flu this season the natural way by getting some bodywork– like I always say, massage feels good, and it’s good for you, too!

Thank you for visiting East Bay Massage!

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