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The Importance of Touch

The Importance of Touch

R esearch has proven that touch is not just good for muscles but for entire mental and physical health. It increases the feel good endorphins. Massage creates changes in the endocrine system where hormones called neurotransmitters are formed, the balance of the hormone’s is essential. Serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine or adrenaline as studies show are all effected in a positive response to massage.

Endorphins enhance the immune system, relieve pain, reduce stress, retard the aging process.

The physiological result of the endorphin release is one of deep relaxation – respiration slows down, helps to heal diseases, digestion is improved, and toxins and waste are eliminated from the body faster.
From Candall Peets research with endorphins, it was discovered that the power of touch can stimulate and regulate our natural channels the ones that are tailored to act at precisely the right times in exactly the appropriate dosages to maximise our feelings of health and wellbeing.

In our busy and electronic world, looking after ourselves gets put on the bottom of our to do list.

We somehow manage to find time to get our car serviced, house cleaned, the shopping, investing in the welfare of our kids (be it through sport, education or the arts) yet we deprive ourselves of deep comfort and great joy which impacts greatly on the health benefits of getting a massage. All the mental chatter depletes our energy.
Regular Massage/Bowen has been shown to slow heart rate, decrease blood pressure, reduce pain, calm children, babies, and people with dementia. A Therapeutic or Bowen Massage reduces stress, assists with sleeplessness providing you with the ability to cope better. Massage kick-starts the endorphins that make you feel-good; the feeling of well-being and deep relaxation after a massage help to reduce symptoms of depression. A good massage will improve circulation by moving blood through congested areas, by the same token, new oxygen rich blood flowing into damaged and congested areas assists with the healing process; it the aids lymph fluid to drain more effectively. This ripple effect improves circulation which in turn boosts the immune system and helps it to recuperate quicker.
The importance of touch can not be under-estimated.
Decide to make massage a regular health commitment for your mind and body.
Your health is in your own hands.

 sincerely Toni-01