Why we all need a Healing Touch
You know that old saying, “You’re getting on my nerves?” Well if you want to be technical, you could say this instead: “You’re getting on my 50 nerves.”
Sound funny? Your skin actually has 50 nerve endings in every square inch. And there are also almost 5 million touch receptors in your skin that relay messages to your brain. This means that when you receive a healing therapeutic massage, your nerves are there to help your body relax.
The health benefits of massage are many. The healing touch can signal the brain to produce endorphins, which are natural pain suppressors. Depending on a client’s needs, massage therapy can be helpful for either treating or preventing injuries or illness.
Massage therapy has been studied for decades and research shows that the healing touch has many benefits. In one study it was shown to reduce side effects of cancer treatment including the ability to:
- lower blood pressure
- decrease anxiety
- lower heart rate
- reduce pain
- improve fatigue
And a deeper massage can restore suppleness and muscle strength. This type of massage can help your body move and perform even better as well as release tension and toxins produced during exercise. Feeling pain or stressed out? Let me get on your 50 nerves!