As a professional massage therapist in the Glens Falls, Lake George, Saratoga region, I already know the relationship between massage and the power of touch.
The Power of Touch
Recently I was reading this great online article about neuroscience supporting things we can do to make ourselves happier. The part that caught my attention was the part about touch (duh). What the article said: One of the primary ways to release oxytocin is through touching.
Obviously, it’s not always appropriate to touch most people, but small touches like handshakes and pats on the back are usually okay. For people you’re close with, make more of an effort to touch more often.Touching is incredibly powerful. We just don’t give it enough credit. It makes you more persuasive, increases team performance… heck, it even boosts math skills.
Glens Falls, Lake George, Saratoga Massage Therapy
Touching someone you love actually reduces pain. In fact, when studies were done on married couples, the stronger the marriage, the more powerful the effect.So hug someone today. And do not accept little, quick hugs. No, no, no. Tell them your neuroscientist recommended long hugs. A hug, especially a long one, releases a neurotransmitter and hormone oxytocin, which reduces the reactivity of the amygdala. Research shows getting five hugs a day for four weeks increases happiness big time.
Don’t have anyone to hug right now? No? (I’m sorry to hear that. I would give you a hug right now if I could.) But there’s an answer: Neuroscience says you should go get a massage! We are conveniently located in Queensbury for clients seeking therapeutic massage in Glens Falls, Lake George or Saratoga Springs.
Contact Jennifer Madison Massage today for your massage! We provide Glens Falls, Lake George, Saratoga Springs therapeutic massage services for health and wellness. Call or text (518) 744-2315 to schedule a massage with Jennifer today.
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