I personally love to receive a massage as it helps me keep my stress level down. When I am receiving a massage I have learned to go into a state of meditation and really lean into my body and let the therapist know how I am feeling emotionally and physically. 

No one can deny the natural healing power of massage therapy. It’s a well known fact that anyone with high levels of stress is more prone to injury and illness. High levels of stress may cause a heart condition, weight gain or other illnesses. All of these conditions affect your immune system.

Receiving massage therapy and adding a regular exercise routine to your daily regimen could help to boost your immunity. Just like regular exercise can keep your muscles strong, receiving massages regularly can help keep your immune system performing at its peak.


 Here are a few Benefits of Strengthening the Immune System

  • Increases the body’s natural killer cells
  • Aids in the fight against bacteria and infection
  • Naturally enhances the body’s ability to get nourishment to important areas


Research has shown that receiving regular massage therapy helps to boost our immune system and flush toxins, increasing blood flow throughout the body. Massage increases the activity of white blood cells that help our body fight diseases and may help with reduction of cortisol.


Here are a few tips for reducing stress and boosting your immune system.

  • Get a regular massage which will help lower your stress level and increase your immune system.
  • Accept that there are events that you cannot control.
  • Try to keep a positive attitude or at least work on it.
  • Try to halt stress in its tracks, yes it’s hard when you can’t control it
  • Manage your time. Give yourself time to get things done; don’t overwhelm yourself, you know your limits.
  • Do things you enjoy, like cooking, reading or gardening.
  • Take 15 to 20 minutes every day to sit quietly and reflect. Learn and practice relaxation techniques like yoga or deep breathing.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Avoid alcohol, recreational drugs and don’t smoke
  • Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
  • Get enough rest and sleep, your body needs to recover and repair itself
  • Seek out social support


Take time out of your daily routine and schedule a massage session and add in a workout, you will love the results and start feeling the best version of yourself!


Elizabeth Brunner

Massage and Cupping Therapist

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