It’s that time of year again. The beginning of cold and flu season is upon us. Are you ready? Maybe you went and got the flu shot already, or maybe you started taking more vitamins and supplements to help boost your immune system to ward off the common cold and flu. It’s time to make sure that you are diligent in washing your hands and disinfecting surfaces. No one likes getting sick, especially with all the upcoming holidays. Are you doing enough to help prevent getting sick this year? Have you thought about adding massage therapy to your list of things you should do to help stay healthy this cold and flu season? No? Here are some reasons why you might want to consider adding regular massages to your preventative routine this year:
Receiving frequent, and regular massages this cold and flu season can help you prevent from getting sick this year. It is quite an enjoyable option for preventative care. It helps make you feel better, more relaxed, and boosts your immune system to help keep you healthy. If you haven’t already done so, find a local massage therapist that you like and book regular massage appointments with them all season long. See how you feel and stay healthier this cold and flu season.
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.