Importance of Touch
Did you know that touch is an important component of good health for everyone. In fact, researchers have started to look at using touch as a treatment for a variety of medical complaints.
The amount of body contact in our lives plays a vital role in our mental and physical development as infants and in our happiness and vigor as adults. Touch influences our ability to deal with stress and pain, to form close relationships with other people, and even to fight off disease.
There are many hands-on therapies that can be beneficial for relieving stress, creating body awareness, fostering feelings of well being and increasing the mind-body connection. These include massage therapy, acupressure, therapeutic touch, reiki and reflexology. However, don't minimize the benefits of a good old-fashioned hug from a loved one!
Sooooooo, have you hugged someone today?