The Importance of Touch
Stephanie Ochoa Oct 16, 2013
The Importance of Touch:
Many of us don’t realize how important it is for our bodies to feel touch. Human to human contact creates so many different connections both emotionally and physically. A lot of people do not receive daily contact with another person, whether it is an embracing hug or or a reaffirming hand on the shoulder. Touch can be healing and therapeutic to both the mind and body; touch may help alleviate symptoms of depression, according to the American Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers suggested the release of oxytocin and relaxing aspects of massage help improve this condition.
The benefits of massage both mentally and physically are endless; Elements Massage in Chandler offers not only a relaxing environment to ease your mind as well as offer an array of therapist to fit your body’s needs. Whether you need something more relaxing or deep tissue all the bases are covered.
deep tissue or relaxation? that is the question; the answer is, it doesn't matter! The oxytocin, discussed earlier, is being released into your body no matter the amount of pressure given, promoting relaxation and a stress free mindset.
Along with the mental benefits of touch the physical ones can do a world of good for your body. Back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, or stress tension all put a strain on your overall well-being and massage is the most effective way to treat such symptoms. Most of us sit at a desk for 7-9 hours every day, the sitting position can make your muscles feel stiff and sore; for the others that are always on the move with their job, the constant activity on your body can be just as hard. Whether you are an administrative assistant or a professional athlete (and everywhere in between) our bodies need touch and massage to relieve those aches and pains.
Don’t under estimate the power of touch for its healing benefits. Get a massage today and you will feel the difference in your mind and body.