Making time for yourself to have regular Massage, Reflexology or other hands on treatments is so beneficial to your health and well being. It restores balance and harmony to the body systems as a whole. It is scientifically proven that “touch therapy” or “massage therapy” releases electrons in the form of energy. It is not just good for our muscles, it’s good for our entire physical and mental health.
Studies shows that human touch has incredible qualities to calm the nervous system, steady the mind, decrease the heart rate and lower the respiratory rate. It improves our immune function as well as induce the release of important neurotransmitters such as serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine and endorphins. It activates the Vegus nerve, the power house of your inner nervous system which in itself has so many crucial functions . Reduces inflammation and promotes healing to the body and mind.
‘To touch is to give life’ ~ Michael Angelo.
Our skin is our largest organ, measuring about two metres if it was laid flat! It’s not just there to stop our important bits and pieces from falling out and prevent infections, it’s also the pathway for touch, one of our most powerful and important functions. For long-term wellbeing, touch is as important as food and security.