The benefits of touch are endless as scientists continue to find more evidence to support what has been known by many since ancient times. These are some of the conditions or experiences that conscious touch can help.
The skin is out biggest sensory organ and our sense of touch is controlled by a huge network of nerve endings and touch receptors . This system is responsible for all the sensations we feel - cold, hot, smooth, rough, pain, pleasure, pressure, tickle, itch, pain, vibrations, etc. When we feel any of these things our physical, emotional and emotional state is affected by the release of what we call 'feel good hormones'. Our breath deepens, allowing more oxygen to the body and brain, nourishing our muscles, organs and mind enabling natural blood flow. We can feel less tense, less confused or overwhelmed with chaotic thought. We begin to relax and achieve a calm peace of mind. Stress and heart conditions, chronic pain, Depression, Anxiety are amongst the health conditions improved by conscious compassionate touch. Touch also helps improve our social and personal relationships as Oxytocin, the bonding hormone is released. Trust can be developed and intimacy deepens allowing for a more fulfilling sexual relationship. Research shows that little and often is more beneficial than infrequent intense sessions as it only takes a moment for the feel good hormones to be released when touched tenderly.
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