News

Massage doesn’t just feel good – and we have proof!

A 2010 study released by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA found that patients receiving 45 minutes of Swedish massage experienced significant changes in lymphocyte numbers (white blood cells, key players in your body’s immune system), a large decrease in Arginine Vasopressin (a hormone suspected to trigger aggressive behavior and linked to increases in cortisol levels), and decreased levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) itself.   What does all of this mean?  You have one more tool in your cold and flu prevention regimen.  Massage not only improves your posture and aids in tissue repair but bolsters your natural ability to fight off infection, as well.  It also helps your body shift from that stressful “fight-or-flight” overdrive mode into a healthier, more balanced pace.  But of course, we already knew that!

To find out more about the study visit http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/About-Us/News/News-Releases-2010/Adults-Demonstrate-Modified-Immune-Response-After-Receiving-Massage-Cedars-Sinai-Researchers-Show.aspx

To book your next massage call us at 204-943-6079.  Our registered massage therapist, Zoe, is happy to help you experience the benefits of massage for yourself! 

 

 

 

 

Published:January 29, 2013
Author:Jason Bachewich

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>