Human Touch Can Positively Impact Your Life And Be A Powerful Remedy
Written by: Kat Gal
Life today is moving so fast that you can easily forget about the basic things. Technology sucks you into its world and life may seems to be all about do-do-do, ambitions, accomplishments and stress. With so many things around you, I can’t blame you if you forget about how rewarding a simple life can be.
Likewise when it comes to health and healing, with all the information pouring out at you online, you are probably overwhelmed with all the things that you can do. You should get fancy tests done, choose from millions of superfoods (there is always a new one popping up), buy endless supplements and sign up for every treatment on the planet.
But you are forgetting about something so important, easy and free: human touch.
Human touch is one of the most powerful remedies out there. According to the Touch Research Institute in Florida, there is more and more evidence that shows the benefits of touch therapy that can be achieved simply by mingling with loved ones, family and friends. Yes, you can help someone heal just by simple touch.
Touch is something you don’t have to buy if you open up to friends and family. Give more hugs, touch during conversations and exchange massages with those close to you.
But you can also buy touch. Well, not touch itself, of course. But you can benefit from professional massage and other body work, such as rolfing and craniosacral therapy.
Reduced Stress And Fewer Health Problems
Professional massage therapists of course know how to work your muscles, relieve pain and help with your ailments. This is a bonus versus having a more amatuer massage from a friend. But there is an added bonus to getting regular massages and body work from professionals and that is the touch itself.
A massage composed of specific strokes can reduce your stress levels dramatically and increase your happy hormones. Regular massages and body work can decrease anxiety and tension, teach your body how to relax, create more happiness, create a feeling of safety and help you feel more connected.
They can also decrease your chances of and help you recover from health problems, including serious health problems such as heart attacks that are so closely related to stress.
Besides decreasing stress, touch has other benefits:
Touch Boosts Your Immunity
It’s not an apple, but a massage that keeps your doctor away. Even a simple hug or a small touch can make an enormous difference.
Touch connects people to each other. Hugs makes you feel safer, more loved and more connected to your friends and family. In couples, massaging each other can lower sexual anxiety and increase connection. Touch can make your relationship become more alive and stronger.
Touch therapy is very powerful when it comes to helping with pain, especially when it comes to cramping and spasms. Offer a massage or a hug to those loved ones who are in pain and don’t shy away from receiving touch either.
Do you give and receive hugs and other forms of touch regularly from friends and family? Do you get regular massages or bodywork done? What benefits have you experienced from touch? Share your experiences in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.
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Kat Gál is the creator of Long Distance Relationship Help, a site which offers tips, tools, inspiration and resources to create a successful and happy relationships, no matter where in the world you may be. She knows from personal experience that love is possible despite the miles, you just have to navigate your way around it. She is passionate about the world and finds her creativity outlet as a writer and educator. You can follow her on her website and her Facebook page.
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