Ancient cultures have used massage as an alternative medicine for centuries.  Fast forward to today and reports claim that massage can flush out toxins, increase blood flow, and boost immunity. But does it really work?  This article explores the health effects of massage and the immune response.  Keep reading to find out more…  What Is the Immune System? The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism against disease, bacteria, viruses, and parasites.  Furthermore, it’s made up of organs, proteins, and cells that are crucial for your survival.  Thus, you should think of it as a fortress that protects the body from invaders.  There are Two Main Types of Immunity 1. Innate Immunity Innate immunity is the baseline defense that you’re born with. As soon as you enter this world, you’re exposed to infections, bacteria, and disease.    Thankfully, your …
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