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Boost Your Immunity with Massage!

Keeping your immune system functioning at peak efficiency is especially important during cold and flu season. While there are many ways to enhance your immunity with vitamins,  exercise, and a healthy diet, there is another way you may not have thought of- massage therapy! Jupiter Massage & Pilates is leading the charge in fighting the winter ills with our  therapeutic massages which combine hot stone therapy to warm your chilly bones and aromatherapy to clear you stuffy head, nose, and lungs. Getting a massage not only helps you to relax, it might also benefit your immune system,  suggests  a recent study conducted at  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles . According to the study, p eople who received a 45-minute massage showed an increase in the number of lymphocytes in their bodies. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that play a large role in defending the body from disease. The massage also produced other physical changes. Afterwards, participants had lower levels of cytok