One of the reasons I see so many students getting sick this time of year is that they’re not taking proper care of their immune systems. Their immune system is their first line of defense against things like viruses and bacteria, and your immune system becomes for sluggish in the cold weather, especially in your nose. But studies have also shown that massage helps to reinvigorate your immune system.
Getting a massage not only helps you relax, it might also benefit your immune system, a new study suggests.
People who received a 45-minute massage had an increased number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that play a large role in defending the body from disease, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said in a statement.
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