Touch Therapy

TOUCH THERAPY

Touch Therapy is a way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and focus on the simple restorative pleasure of touch. It can be accomplished through holding hands, cuddling, or just being close and conversing, whatever you prefer or your comfort level will allow.

Benefits of Touch Therapy

Therapeutic touch has shown many remarkable benefits. Studies have shown that the lack of human touch is an enormous factor towards causing depression. Platonic human touch releases oxytocin (chemical in our brains), which is why touch therapy and professional hugging services have been so successful. Oxytocin has a major role in lowering blood pressure, lowering stress levels, reducing social anxiety, helping to relieve pain, and protecting against inflammation, which is said to make us age faster! Hugging is an extremely important part of life that is considerably undervalued. It helps us grow mentally and physically because of the chemical changes it causes in the body. Human beings thrive on contact. Touch Therapy, an alternative therapy was created with the sole purpose to help relieve everyday stress, depression, and anxiety by the simple act of human interaction. Whether it’s from a Hug, cuddling, friendly massage, or conversing, we feel that all individuals deserve to experience happiness. Below is a comprehensive list of the benefits that occur from touch therapy, which are caused by its ability to release oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, and inhibit cortisol.

List of Benefits

  • Decreased stress and increased relaxation
  • Lessened depression
  • Lessened anxiety and social anxiety
  • Improved social skills
  • Improved self-esteem Improved sleep
  • Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Improved immune system and faster recovery
  • Protection against inflammation and oxidative
    stress
  • Pain relief and raised pain threshold
  • Reduced drug cravings
  • Lessened PTSD
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