October 28, 2015 | Leave a comment So far this week, the Stellar Blog has focused on two ways to improve your health through Massage Therapy that are well known; better sleep, and reducing stress. However, while chronic inflammation may not be as popular or as understood of an issue, preventing it is just as important to living a healthy life. Inflammation is a way our body helps itself heal. While the thought of irritation and swelling doesn’t sound terribly positive, these are ways in which the body responds to harmful stimuli in order to counteract their effects. However, like chocolate or wine, too much of a good thing can be bad for you! If inflammation persists and becomes chronic, this can lead to serious conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Grave’s disease, and more. Fortunately, studies have shown that Massage Therapy can help counter inflammation in a number of ways. According to Science Translational Medicine, researchers found that Massage Therapy can trigger the biochemical signals that tell your body to reduce inflammation. Massage also sends signals to your muscles to create more mitochondria, which helps promote cell healing. Massage has also been proven to promote circulation throughout the body, which is key to counteracting the effects of chronic inflammation. If you suffer from chronic inflammation, or you’re looking for a way to counter the effects early before they develop into a more serious condition, Massage Therapy may be a great solution for you! Schedule an appointment with Stellar Therapeutic Massage today, and start helping inflammation work for your body again, and not against it!