Did you know that the many medical experts estimate over 90% of illness, disease and fatigue are due to stress? Stress compromises our immune system welcoming illness into our bodies. Whether it’s good stress (major life changes like weddings, graduation, moving across the country) or busy deadlines at work kinds of stress.
While many people take vitamin supplements during these times, there is more to the formula. It is also an excellent idea to eat vitamin-rich vegetables. Hydration is also a big one. Most of us fall short in the hydration department, so drink up!
Boost to Immune System Support
Massage offers much more benefit than simple relaxation. It provides an increase in circulation immediately and the secondary benefits in the endocrine, muscular, nervous systems, with continued benefits for the days that follow, are incredibly important to our immune system. There are more and more studies showing the benefits of massage for specific targeted ailments being published on a regular basis.
All of those vital nutrients that we consume and the oxygen we take in are so much more effectively circulated to all our systems in our bodies when incorporating massage. It’s not just about feeling relaxed, the healing you give yourself with a massage is truly amazing. It is an essential part of any wellness program, just like nutrition and an exercise regimen. With each improvement in any of these areas, you raise your body and mind performance. The body’s energy centers, meridians, and/or Chakras are also benefited by massage. The relaxation response that is initiated is the healing/recovery phase of the Autonomic Nervous System. This natural healing is the most effective kind.