Studies Show Massage Therapy May Boost Immune System Function

Cold and flu season is here, what is your winter wellness plan?

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How about scheduling a weekly or monthly massage? Studies have shown that those with compromised immune systems who receive regular massages had stronger immunity as a result.


“Researchers working with patients with compromised immune systems have found massage therapy can improve how the immune system functions,” said Jeff Smoot, President of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). “Those same benefits translate to people seeking to fight off the common cold, flu and other seasonal illnesses.”

Contact Anne today to schedule your next massage. (503) 705-4762


Anne McCranie is a Portland (Sellwood), Oregon based massage therapist and personal trainer. She offers Swedish massage, hot stone massage, cranio sacral and myofascial release work.