Massage therapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system allowing the sympathetic nervous system to relax. The balance between these two responses will dictate how well our bodies recover. Regular activation of the parasympathetic nervous system gives our body the opportunity to rest, digest, heal, and repair. As a result our happy hormones will kick the depletion monsters booty thus relieving stress and anxiety, making you feel better and sleep better.
Regular massage promotes movement of the lymph and helps to purge the lymphatic system of waste that bogs down its ability to help you fight off those pesky colds and flus. Benefiting the lymph is one of the many reasons that receiving regular massage can strengthen the body’s immunity.