Airline travel, stress, poor diet and lack of sleep can leave you susceptible to illnesses. Take a preventative approach to your health by boosting your immunity and be healthy and energetic this holiday season.

1. Massage

One way you can improve the health of your immune system is to book a regular body massage.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), medical researchers who work with people who have compromised immunity have found a relationship between regular massage and a stronger immune system.

Enjoying massage therapy not only feels good, but it increases white blood cell activity. Remember that it’s the white blood cells that fight viruses and disease. The results of one study indicate that lymphocytes, which are a subtype of white blood cells, are much more active after regular massage therapy.

Having a body massage also releases dopamine and serotonin, which are both neurotransmitters. These chemicals send messages to other nerve cells important to a sense of wellbeing and happiness. Since we know that stress compromises immune functioning, the lowering of anxiety is an essential benefit of massage treatments.

2. Infrared Light Therapy

Similarly, booking regular sessions in our infrared light therapy sauna can help to boost your body’s natural immunity. This relaxing treatment is believed to improve skin health and also helps you enjoy a regular sleep cycle.

3. Good Night’s Rest

Medical professionals have long cautioned that a lack of sleep suppresses the immune system. If you want to fight off colds, flu, and other nasty bugs, you need to take care of yourself and get adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation is also connected to more serious ailments including heart disease and stroke.

4. Nutrition

Proper nutrition is another way to boost your immunity. If you struggle to eat all those healthy veggies and fruits that are essential to good health, try our delicious juice cleanses. You can quickly add power greens like kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, and spinach to your diet – and enjoy the natural sweetness of the organic apple, so they are tasty.

Take the first step towards a healthier you by booking an immunity-boosting massage, infrared sauna session, or other San Diego spa services today at Eco Chateau. Our friendly team members have made us the highest-rated spa on Yelp in San Diego county. We look forward to welcoming you at either our Mission Valley or Sorrento Valley location.