3 Tools For Happier Lungs

We’ve noticed every other client has been coming in with lung issues this winter and we want to help! There are many alternative remedies to boost lung health. Here are the top three tools we have found helpful for improving lung health: 

Whole Body Vibration can be helpful when it comes to the lungs. The oscillating or linear vibrations can bring more blood flow to the lungs and help move lymph, which lightens the load on the immune system and helps congestion drain. Several studies have shown improvements in patients with various lung health challenges, specifically those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Whole body vibration may improve functional exercise capacity and quality of life in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to one study done on the effects of whole body vibration on pulmonary function at West China Hospital.

Our PEMF mat can restore the charge of lung cells, bringing more energy and a greater capacity for healing to the lungs. There have been numerous studies done on how PEMF can help lungs, specifically issues like lung disease and respiratory disease. It’s also been an amazing tool to lower inflammation, which can bring relief to existing lung pain from coughing or congestion and help alleviate other symptoms like headaches associated with a cold.

Massage is amazing for the lungs and most respiratory issues because it can help move stuck energy, lymph, and release tight muscles around the rib cage and abdomen that can constrict breathing. Respiratory issues, such as allergies, sinus problems, asthma and bronchitis, are some conditions that can benefit from massage therapy. Anne Williams, education program director at Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals explains, “When muscles around the lungs are chronically tight and shortened, they can restrict normal breathing and disrupt breathing patterns. Massage techniques can then be used to lengthen and relax these muscles, which improves breathing capacity and function. We also use essential oils often (as long as our client isn’t sensitive to them), in conjunction with massage because they work so well together. Eucalyptus essential oil is something we use for its decongestant and expectorant properties- helping to cleanse the lungs and entire respiratory system and even regenerate lung tissue.

In conclusion, our immune system is always working hard to keep us healthy, so anything we can do to help it flush out our tissues helps the body in general. Staying hydrated and making sure your air isn’t too dry with the use of a humidifier can also help. If you’re feeling congested or a little stuck when it comes to breathing, book a massage, PEMF session, or work out on our Whole Body Vibration platforms at BodyQuirks! We also sell a host of essential oils to help open respiratory pathways by both Snow Lotus and doTERRA!

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