Therapeutic Massage to Conquer Vancouver’s Cold and Flu Season
Cold and flu season is upon us. That means staying healthy in Vancouver can take a bit of extra work for our immune systems. With our friends, family, and coworkers in close quarters for long periods, we get sick easily. Because of this, illness has more opportunity to transfer from person to person. A cold and flu massage is a valuable asset in the prevention of both the common cold and the flu. It works by boosting your immune system with regular treatments before you get sick.
How It Helps To Strengthen Your Immune System
Stress, both physical and emotional, can cause imbalances in the body that weakens your ability to stay healthy and stress can be significantly reduced during a massage session.
Massage increases the circulation of blood and lymph fluid throughout your system, which carries with it oxygen and nutrients that are important to overall health and both fighting off an infection as well as preventing it with antibodies.
The relaxation experienced during treatment makes it easier for you to fall asleep, and stay asleep throughout the night. Getting enough rest is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system resistant to viruses and bacteria.
Should You Get a Massage While You Have a Cold or the Flu?
If you already have a cold or the flu, stay home, rest, and let your immune system fight the infection for you rather than exacerbate the symptoms with a massage treatment. Your body will thank you for the much-needed break, plus your therapist and their other patients will thank you for not sharing your illness with them.
Prevention and self-care is the best defence against getting sick. Getting a massage regularly while you are healthy is helpful in building up your body’s resistance to illness. Take care of your body, and it will do the hard lifting for you during cold and flu season!