We are in the full swing of Fall and looking ahead to winter! With cold and flu season approaching, keep in mind the necessary actions that can help boost your immune system. Fall onto a massage table at USTA! We all know the relaxation benefits of receiving a massage, but let’s talk about how beneficial massages are during this time of year.
Benefits Of Massages During Fall
- Boosts Immune System. Do you ever seem to get a nasty cold during the colder months? A study published in the ‘Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine’ found that a massage increased the presence of the body’s natural killer cells. These cells act as the immune system’s first line of defense, destroying cells that contain tumors and viruses.
- Helps With The Winter Blues. Getting a massage increases serotonin and dopamine. Seratonin stabilizes your mood and dopamine battles depression and helps focus.
- Relieves Stress. Multiple studies have also shown that participants undergoing massage therapy saw a decrease in the body’s production of cortisol, the stress hormone, and an increase in production of endorphins, your brain’s ‘feel good’ chemical.
- Relaxation and Better Sleep. Massages can improve sleep. The increase of Serotonin helps your body produce Melatonin, which in return helps you fall into a deeper sleep.
Choose from services like Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, True Pregnancy Massage, Side-Lying Pregnancy Massage. Head to our massage services on our website here. All services performed by students under instructor supervision.
Interested in becoming a massage therapist? Here at USTA, we are always up to date with recent trends in aesthetics and massage therapy. We look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today.