Relaxation Massage Benefits
Boosting the Immune System with Relaxation Massage
Enhance your immunity this autumn with a Relaxation Massage. Did you know that a Relaxation Massage may boost the immune system, by reducing the amount of cortisol; also known as the stress hormone, released in the body. Elevated levels of cortisol are a culprit of weight gain. The hormone attacks the body’s defensive cells that kill off bacteria and viruses, however massage may decrease cortisol and therefore improve the functioning of the immune system.
Massage may also improve blood circulation, leading to lower blood pressure and improved body functions. The techniques used during the session facilitate blood flow through congested areas, releasing pressure and allowing new blood to flow through targeted areas. When the muscles are gently pulled and squeezed, lactic acid is flushed from the muscles, which contributes to the improved functioning of the lymphatic system. This system rids the body’s internal organs and muscles of metabolic waste, leading to better functioning and lower blood pressure.