Massage therapy may help prevent some side effects of TBI because it quite literally stimulates your vagus nerve and increases vagal tone.
Increasing your vagal tone by down-regulating your nervous system to a parasympathetic “rest & digest” state helps your body not only to heal but also to build resilience against future injury.
Studies cited for this video:
Lopez NE, et al. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012.
Bansal V, et al. J Trauma. 2010.because it quite literally stimulates your vagus nerve and increases vagal tone.
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