Flu Can Be Prevented with Massage

Flu Can Be Prevented with Massage
Jakarta, the person usually take vitamin C to ward off infections like flu germs. But there's a more fun way to prevent flu is to get a massage.

A study published in The Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine reports that massage can enhance the immune system and help cope with stress better.

Both these conditions indicate that massage is not only beneficial for general health, but helps prevent infections contagious diseases like the flu.

In this study the researchers divided the participants into two groups, one group received the traditional Swedish massage while the others only get a light touch that does not cover massage therapy techniques.

After 45 minutes the two groups were then compared blood samples taken. Known to the group who received traditional Swedish massage experience a significant increase in the number of lymphocytes (white blood cells).

As we all know these white blood cells play a major role in protecting the body against disease and reduce levels of stress hormones that are owned.

"We found that biological changes occur when a person get a massage, these changes provide benefits to the health of the body," said Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD, chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as quoted from Menshealth Saturday (8 / 10 / 2011).

Nothing wrong if you get massage regularly because it can provide many benefits for the body such as boost immunity and increase blood flow, whereas the 5-minute massage at the hands also able to reduce levels of stress.
Flu Can Be Prevented with Massage

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