October 30, 2015 | Leave a comment Over the course of the week, the Stellar Blog has focused on several key ways that Massage Therapy can help improve your health. Many of the ways we’ve discussed can be somewhat common knowledge, but today’s may come as a surprise. Along with helping combat stress or improving your sleep, did you know that Massage Therapy can also help boost your immune system? Needless to say, your immune system is one of the most important ways your body helps heal injury and fight sickness, so anything you can do to help it along is probably a good idea! Fortunately, studies have shown that Massage Therapy can be one of the best ways to do exactly that. A recent study from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles proved that participants showed a significant increase in their lymphocytes after massage. Lymphocytes are white blood cells, the part of a our immune system that protects the body from infectious disease or any other foreign invaders in our system. A high white blood cell count is key to getting healthy and staying that way, and massage can help you keep those cells plentiful and working for you! While there are many ways to work towards a healthier life, one of the best things you can do is help your body help itself as much as possible. While you may not often think of your immune system, it’s always thinking of you, and you should do something to take care of it! Schedule an appointment with Stellar Therapeutic Massage, and give your immune system a boost today!