The Magic of Touch
Having time at home has made me think about the magic of Touch and how much I miss being able to greet someone by clasping their hand or giving them a hug. Social distancing is really important in keeping us safe and we must follow Government advice but Covid-19 has highlighted how very important Touch is to our emotional wellbeing.
So lets see just how remarkable Touch is.
is the first sense to develop in the womb it has a critical influence on how babies develop.
Is the link between the world around us and our brains.
Releases the body’s natural ‘feel good chemicals’ endorphins and oxytocin.
Can reduce stress and even pain. Studies have shown that simply holding a loved ones hand can deactivate the stress-related regions of our brains.
Is healing. Touch between mammals can act as a natural painkiller.
Is a basic human need, without it we experience ‘skin hunger’ or what neuroscientists call ‘affection deprivation’.
Lifts our mood, helps us feel more relaxed and reduces our levels of stress and anxiety.
Is truly life enhancing.
Here at The Massage Room the combination of massage and the therapeutic qualities of the essential oils can soothe, revitalise and uplift the spirit. As well as encouraging positive thinking and boosting the body’s immune system.
Physiological Benefits – Aromatherapy massage can:
Enhance lymphatic drainage – this helps to reduce fluid retention and prevent oedema
Induce a feeling of deep relaxation in the body
Help to restore balance in the body
Stimulate the body’s natural immune system
Increase the oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues by stimulating the blood circulation
Help to increase energy levels as blockages and congestion in the nerves are eased
Psychological Benefits – Aromatherapy massage can:
Promote a general state of well-being
Calm and soothe the mind
Help to reduce nervous tension
Help to lift the mood and reduce feelings of depression
Touch is returning to The Massage Room.
In line with the Government’s COVID Roadmap we are looking forward to reopening on Monday April 12th and warmly welcoming all our clients once again.
Take a look at the wonderful treatments that are waiting for you to enjoy!