Saturday, August 16, 2014

Massage Will Boost Your Immune System

We have been told that massage will help relax your muscles and it is a great stress relief but what are some of the health benefits of massage therapy? Will it really improve your overall health? Will it help fight off disease and illnesses? The answer is 'Yes'. There has been a study done in 2010 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine by University of California that a single session of Swedish massage helps increase patients white blood cells which has an effect on the immune system. Our immune system is our body's natural defense against infection and illness. I believe that our body has a natural way to heal itself and massage can help increase the body's own natural ability to heal.