Touch is essential to human communication, bonding, and health and can be used to demonstrate compassion. We also know that touch builds co-operative relationships. There are studies showing that touch signals safety, trust and soothes. In fact, there are incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch, such as decreasing cardiovascular stress. In previous blog posts I’ve discussed complimentary/alternative therapies; a form of touch therapy includes massage, which will be highlighted below.
Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments and can range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types: Swedish, deep, sports and trigger point. Massage is increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations as it’s an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Additionally, beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for stress relief. You can even learn how to do self-massage or how to engage in massage with a partner at home. In my opinion (and science proves it), we’re wired and need to connect with other people and ourselves on a physical level.
Energy healing therapy is complementary to massage and touch therapy. Healing sessions include gentle touch to aid in healing the body. Contact me and we will work at your own pace and comfort level to release blockages to help you fully receive the benefits of massage.