Massage Therapy for the Cold and Flu Season

Massage Therapy for the Cold and Flu Season

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From Kirsty Muirhead, RMT

It’s that time of year again… you know the one: stuffy noses, coughs, and all the lovely things that go along with it…

Cold and flu season.

So, what can you do to boost your immune system? Along with taking your vitamins (especially Vitamin C) and fueling your body full of nutrients, you can take further steps to prevent from succumbing to the nasty bug going around.

Massage is extremely beneficial to the prevention of colds and flus. It boosts your immune system by promoting circulation to assist in the building of antibodies, and thus assists your body in the fight again bacteria and infections. Through massage therapy and a healthy lifestyle, you can aid your body’s ability to fight back!

If you’ve ever had a therapeutic massage, you’ve probably heard your therapist tell you to “drink more water over the next 48 hours”. What makes that extra hydration essential? Simply put, therapeutic massage releases the hypertonicity in your muscles which releases toxins into your bloodstream. What’s the best way to rid your body of toxins? Flush them out with water! Allowing these toxins to build up over time can decrease your body’s ability to fight off infection. Aside from helping to prevent illness, hydration can help you to feel better faster.

Taking care of your body is an important step to preventing illness, and regular massage therapy sessions will help you get there by boosting your immune system, as well as leaving you with a sense of well-being. Give yourself the care you deserve, and the health you need!

Kirsty Muirhead is a Massage Therapist practicing at both our Quarry Park and Northland locations, providing clients with deep tissue massage. Call to book with her today, or visit our Online Booking Page