4 Ways Tui Na Massage Can Boost Immunity In Cold And Flu Season
Updated: Apr 13
The weather has been starting to transition from warm and sunny to damp and chilly. You may be starting to feel the effects of these changes within your body as we meet the oncoming flu season. Fear not, we are here to help! Getting regular Tui Na massages can be a great way to boost your immunity, and stay healthy! Let’s take a look.
Tui Na massage uses Traditional Chinese Medicine principles and acupressure techniques. However, instead of using needles practitioners uses their finger pressure to manipulate acupoints. This article will take a look at 4 ways that’ Tui Na massage can boost immunity in the cold and flu season. If you're interested to learn more about Tui Na in Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit our Tui Na page.
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How Can Tui Na Massage Help?
1. REDUCE STRESS
Tui Na massage can help with stress reduction. Stress can be useful in small healthy doses, however, excessive stress can exacerbate underlying conditions that you may already be experiencing, and become harmful to your immune system.
Tui Na massage sessions can help to prevent as well as reduce symptoms of stress. It can help to relax your muscles and release endorphins, assist with improving anxiety, sleep issues, or even a potentially compromised immune system.
The better rested you are, and the less stress you feel, the easier it will be for your body to fight off viruses and infections.
On a side note, interestingly, findings from a research study in 2015 showed that Tui Na can also be effective against depression and mental instability.
2. INCREASE BLOOD CIRCULATION
Tui Na Massage helps to increases blood circulation, which can help to boost white blood cell activity. White blood cells can be considered the soldiers of your body, battling against foreign substances entering your internal system to keep you healthy.
When you have more white blood cells, your immune system is more efficient at fighting infections and you can reduce your chances of becoming sick.
3. HELP BREATHING ISSUES
Colds and flus can do significant damage on the respiratory system and cause various different types of breathing issues. Tui Na Massage aids in opening and draining the sinuses which reduces nasal congestion and enables you to inhale more efficiently with each breath. This effect can help to lower blood pressure and reduce your heart rate, ultimately calming and relaxing you.
Tui Na Massage can also help to increases diaphragmatic breathing by working directly on the diaphragm and the other accessory muscles involved in inhalation and exhalation.
Accessory muscles for breathing include the external intercostals, the scalenes, sternocleidomastoid (SCM), pectoralis major, and trapezius. These muscles assist the primary muscle of the diaphragm. When these muscles are working smoothly and efficiently, breathing is easy. When these muscles are impeded, breathing can become both difficult and uncomfortable.
If these accessory muscles are being overused, you may find yourself breathing in an inefficient way (for example constantly mouth breathing which can result in shorter with greater difficulty). Tui Na Massage can help to encourage the accessory muscles to work in tandem with your diaphragm instead of overcompensating for it.
4. ASSIST LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
Manual lymphatic drainage techniques in Tui Na improve lymphatic circulation which can help your immune system become more efficient at flushing out waste and toxins as well as reduce congestion. The lymphatic system helps the body to maintain important functions such as blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions.
Tui Na massage uses pressing, stretching, and mobilizing of soft tissue to promote circulation in the body and provide therapeutic benefits.
Tui Na Treatments at Health Wise
If you would like to make a booking for Tui Na Chinese Massage Therapy, please give us a call at +852 2526 7908 or email email@example.com. Our certified practitioners provide effective and safe treatment with lasting results. The benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments increase over time.
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