Immunity is crucial for our health. It is a sort of a barrier against spreading of viruses, bacteria or fungi that cause frequent infections. That’s why our grandmothers have been looking for an ideal way to strengthen immunity for centuries now, using garlic, honey, herbs or rosehip infusions. Today, with the first signs of an upcoming cold, we often opt for grandmothers’ ways, supplementing them with increased doses of vitamin C and a healthy diet. And what about a massage in a massage chair, for instance? The following article discusses the effects of a massage on your immunity in the following article.
Massage improves blood and lymph circulation in the body
One of the most important benefits of massage in a massage chair is the improvement of blood and lymph circulation in the body, which translates into better performance of the immune system. Operation of massaging arms and air bags recreating a number of different manual techniques affects body systems and tissues. Out of these, the most important for immunity is the reticular tissue, which contains the lymphocytes that make up the immune system. By improving blood and lymph circulation, the massage also influences the nutrition of the retinal tissue and strengthens the entire immune system. In this context, special attention should be paid to the massage with airbags. For those who have come into contact with this type of massage for the first time, it may come as a surprise… because it’s just a kind of tightening and loosening here and there. But these are specially programmed sequences, whose key role is to improve lymph circulation and blood flow.
Massage helps to overcome stress
Research on the impact of stress on the body’s immunity has been carried out for many years. Chronic stress is most unfavourable for the functioning of the whole organism. It is the cause of general fatigue, reduced immunity and finally – recurring infections. Chronic stress also affects the secretion of cortisol, which, when produced in excess, interferes with the body’s ability to defend itself against diseases. In order to aid your immunity, it is advisable to start with removing the cause of its reduced level. First of all, a massage in a massage chair lowers the level of cortisol, ensuring better mood and well-being. It also enables deep relaxation of the body and mind. During the session, endorphins are secreted intensively, which improves the mood and relaxes the body. Add relaxing music, back heating and ionized air (yes, some models of massage chairs have such options) to that and the stress relief effect will get even better. According to research, even 10-minute massage sessions reduce stress levels by 42%!
Beneficial impact of massage on our sleep
A healthy, long sleep not only affects proper regeneration of the body, but also reduces susceptibility to viral infections. However, its deficiency or poor quality has a negative impact on the immune system. Therefore, it is worth taking care of proper sleep hygiene, i.e. to ventilate the room, switch off the light, put down the phone and turn off the computer. Evening preparation before goin to bed is best complemented with a relaxing massage in a massage chair, which we have already covered in one of our previous articles. The gentle, relaxing movement of the massaging arms will stimulate the vital points on the body to remove accumulated tension and ensure pleasant relaxation. A carefully selected automatic program will intuitively calm you down, soothe and allow you to fall asleep peacefully.
Thanks to regular massage sessions in a massage chair we can strengthen the natural immunity of our body. Asians have known about it for a long time and probably that’s why massage chairs are as popular there, as TV sets are popular in our houses. If you’re thinking about a massage chair or have any questions after reading the article, feel free to contact us.