The Power of Touch

“Touch has the power to heal and calm us; especially when it is received from someone we have a deep, emotional connection with.” (1)

The sense of touch is often overlooked, but it is one of the most important and vital senses in human existence. In fact, the second we are born, touch is one of the first senses that becomes readily available to us. Touch can play an important role in our health and the way we make connections with other human beings, and this article will discuss why that is. Whether it's a hug from a grandparent, or a backrub from your significant other, there is an emotional connection directly related to the sense of touch. We are social beings, and it is almost necessary for humans to give and receive touch. Did you know that just by receiving a hug from somebody, your stress levels and blood pressure begin to decrease? This is because of a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin is released into our bodies when we make physical contact with others.(2)

The power of touch can be expressed in many ways, from a simple hug to a brief handshake. Massages, in particular, are another intimate form of touch, and can be used as an effective way to create quality time with your partner. Massages can also help with physical and psychological health. Studies have shown that massages can lower depression and anxiety symptoms, strengthen your immune system, and can even help with insomnia.(3)

Giving and receiving massages with your significant other is a great way to deepen your relationship with one another. By giving and receiving massages, you are building trust, support, and overall wellness for yourself and your partner. At KOA+ROY, we know how important the sense of touch is to human beings. That is why we created body care cubes for our customers to enjoy. With our body care cubes, you can enjoy a massage with your special person in the comfort of your own home. Connect with your loved ones through the sense of touch, because “connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.”(4)

By Noel Jensen

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