The Art of Touch

Our bodies crave touch like we crave water, and for good reason.

Calm Stress and AnxietyWhen we experience the sensation of touch, our brains produce Oxytocin, the “bonding hormone”. Oxytocin helps us to bond with our partners but also: helps to reduce the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, increases the release of endorphins, and optimizes libido.Boost Immunity

Touch has also been shown to boost our body’s immune system and the body’s natural ability to fight disease. When our body is touched it stimulates the thymus gland, the gland that regulates the immune system. The thymus plays a vital role in producing T-cells, an extremely important type of white blood cells.

It feels amazing

So go ahead, hold a hand, caress someones back, and embrace a loved one.

Come learn the art of touch- Saturday, March 21st Partner Yoga & Thai Yoga Massage Workshop 2-4pm @ West End Community Centre Lead by Shawna Philpott

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