Stress stimulates the immune system, which can be a plus for immediate situations. This stimulation can help you avoid infections and heal wounds. But over time, stress hormones will weaken your immune system and reduce your body’s response to foreign invaders.
People under chronic stress are more susceptible to viral illnesses like the flu and the common cold, as well as other infections.
Stress can also increase the time it takes you to recover from an illness or injury.
Regular massage is one of many tools to help manage stress so that you can live the life you want.