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Reduce Stress Hormones with Therapeutic Touch

Reduce Stress Hormones with Therapeutic Touch

 

Have you ever considered how caring touch calms and relaxes you? It’s a science-based biochemical and hormonal process, not just merely an emotional response! The chemical messenger that is reduced by applying therapeutic touch is the stress hormone called “cortisol.”

The Unhealthy Effects of Stress and Cortisol

Avoiding stress is nearly impossible. Unfortunately, stress is an inevitable part of life. When your body is experiencing stress, it releases a hormone called “cortisol.” Cortisol then increases functions that are essential in a fight-or-flight situation.

Cortisol release from acute, chronic, and traumatic forms of stress can lead to many unpleasant health concerns, including:

  • Muscle pain, tension, and spasms
  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Tension and/or irritability
  • Headaches
  • Digestive and/or intestinal concerns
  • Anxiousness and/or mood imbalances
  • Weight gain
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Difficulty recovering from exercise
  • Poor sleep quality

Science-Supported Relief from Therapeutic Touch

Research findings suggest that therapeutic touch may effectively lower cortisol levels and manage stress concerns. Therapeutic touch is a non-invasive, nonpharmacological, and clinically relevant massage modality that can significantly reduce cortisol levels and relieve its associated stress challenges.

Massage therapy, or therapeutic touch, is believed to promote healing and restore balance throughout the body. During massage therapy, our skilled therapists focus on your whole self to support restoring you to balance and calm as fully as possible.

Massage and touch therapies can be used to lessen anxiety and pain. They deliver relaxation on all levels—mind, body, and spirit. They can also be used to address concerns such as:

  • Combating Pain and Anxiety, offering a positive impact on your overall health and well-being.
  • Inducing Relaxation, helping you achieve a deep state of inner peace and relaxation.
  • Strengthening Overall Physical and Mental Wellness, offering you the benefit of feeling more refreshed, rejuvenated, revived, and restored.
  • Promoting Pain Relief and Easing Discomfort, as the cortisol-lowering benefits of therapeutic touch can support relieving muscle aches and other forms of physical pain.
  • Stimulating Your Body’s Recovery, since lowering cortisol levels and diminishing stress responses can promote faster healing.

Clearly, cortisol hormone reduction offered by touch therapies can go a long way toward helping people live healthier, more relaxed, and more vital and energized lives.

Experience Therapeutic Touch for Yourself

Therapeutic touch is based on ancient healing practices, promoting healing by using massage therapies to restore mind-body harmony. Therapeutic touch is used in many settings, including Silent Moment Massage and day spa.

During the treatment, your highly skilled practitioner will respect your boundaries, placing their hands on your body and becoming fully present and grounded in empathy and compassion. Your therapist will use their hands to manipulate and direct the massage process and energy flow, promoting healing and renewing your body’s self-healing ability.

During the treatment, your highly skilled practitioner will respect your boundaries, placing their hands on your body and becoming fully present and grounded in empathy and compassion. Your therapist will use their hands to manipulate and direct the massage process and energy flow, promoting healing and renewing your body’s self-healing ability.

 

 

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