Yes, it is true. I am fighting a cold again. About three weeks ago, I was hit hard and combated it really well with liquids, homeopathic remedies, herbs, teas, and rest. Well, just a couple days ago, I have been chosen again for a runny nose and congestion. Lucky for me, it is very minor compared to the previous cold.
This time of year, it is really important to continue a well hydrated diet, eat healthy, get plenty of rest, and practice good hygiene In the colder months we tend to consume less water. However, our bodies still need to be hydrated, to keep our skin healthy and moisturized, and to maintain internal health. Most importantly, is to make sure we are washing our hands and not passing on the bug or picking one up from someone else!
Massage can also be a great way to combat a cold; if it is only a cold or a sinus infection. Receiving massage may initially intensify the symptoms, but the duration will be shorter. Why? The body holds on to toxins, defined as metabolic waste and chemicals consumed from what we eat, drink, and breathe. Massage releases those toxins from the muscle fibers into the extra cellular matrix comprised mostly of water. Reference my first point, drink more water… flush all this out!
According to Body Sense by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), prevention is key! Check out this information and much more by clicking on the image below.
Body Sense provides valuable information about how to make massage and bodywork a healthy part of your lifestyle. Inside, you’ll learn nine tips for living authentically in the New Year; get the inside scoop on how massage therapy works; discover how to say “no” to sick days; and find the pathway to your healthiest skin yet.
I am excited to discuss any of the information you find inside, and happy to schedule your next appointment.