Along with the physical effects of massage, physical touch has a large impact on our emotional health. Human touch is vital to our emotional well-being. Lack of touch can lead to depression and feelings of loneliness. Here are some ways that massage therapy can impact your emotions.
Massage releases serotonin and oxytocin. These hormones are also responsible for giving people feelings of happiness and relaxation. Serotonin is also your body’s natural antidepressant. Human touch can also help prevent and treat depression.
HELPS PEOPLE WITH TOUCH DEPRIVATION
Touch is right up there with food and water in terms of what our body needs. Some people who experience a strong craving for touch but don’t receive it are said to be touch deprived. This condition was first discovered in the 40’s when babies in a controversial study actually died from a lack of human touch.
A few signs that you have touch deprivation include aggressive behaviour, loneliness, and high stress levels. Massage therapy provides a safe and easy way for you to overcome the symptoms of touch deprivation.
HELP LOWER FEAR LEVELS
Human touch makes people feel comforted. People also report feeling less afraid of things such as dying when they receive a hug. This would explain why people seek out affection when they’re feeling afraid.
HELPS WITH FEELINGS OF SOCIAL ISOLATION
A common complaint of those who suffer from a lack of human touch is social isolation. This manifests in feelings of loneliness. Massage therapy can boost your confidence and self esteem while overcoming those feelings of loneliness.
At Pamper Me we offer a range of massage therapies, in a safe and relaxing environment. If you would like to book your massage give us a call on 0161 4785412 or book online www.pamper-me.co.uk
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