Massage Keeps a Body Healthy

Massage has been proven to build up the immune system.  A study from Touch Research Institute finds that massage alters the biochemistry of people improving the body and mind health.  The study shows that humans cortisol stress hormone levels decreased and serotonin increased.   Stress is the culprit of many illnesses therefore increasing your dose of healthy touch can make you healthier and even withstand this years rampant flu season.  Massage also improves the blood and lymph circulation.  It’s a great way to prevent getting the flu if you haven’t already been attacked by it yet.

If you are just getting over the flu massages will speed up the recovery period by getting the antibody fluids to circulate.  Who wouldn’t want a little TLC after being in the sick house?

But whatever you do do not get a massage during the actual infected phase.  Getting the virus to move around in the body will worsen your symptoms and could heighten your fever temperature.  A fever is a good sign that your body is fighting off the virus so during this phase let your body do it’s job.  You also don’t want to infect other people so stay in bed and rest up.

In addition to massage here are some other flu fighting actions you can take:

  1. Wellness Formula in pill or tincture form.  It contains an array of helpful herbs and vitamins such as Vitamin C D Zinc Selenium Echinacea Propolis Ginger root plus 20 more!  If you have any particular conditions be sure to talk to your doctor before taking this.
  2. Electrolytes such as Emer-gen C.  It’s also packed with Vitamin C!
  3. Get enough rest.  Little sleep compromises the immune system.
  4. Reduce sugar intake.  Sugar has been proven to destroy the germ-killing ability of white blood cells after ingestion.
  5. Reduce alcohol intake.  Alcohol wears down the immune system by hindering the production of white blood cells.
  6. Drinking a hot cup of lemon-ginger tea with honey and a dash of cayenne pepper will help break up and stop the overproduction of mucous.
  7. Gargling with warm salt water will help kill bacteria and also reduce inflammation if you are getting a sore throat.
  8. Be optimistic.  If something is causing you a lot of stress focus on something good you can get out of the situation.

Keep your environment healthy by passing this information on to people you love and are with everyday!

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