Are you experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected from yourself and the world around you, or are struggling with negative and critical feelings towards yourself.
Touch can be incredibly healing, even if it comes from ourselves rather than a loved one. During a self-care touch session, you will place your hands on your own body to reap the many benefits to be gained from mindful touch. Our bodies crave regular touch and respond by producing oxytocin, which makes us feel comfortable, connected, and relaxed. Touch also lowers the amount of the stress hormone cortisol within the body, helping to release tension, decrease anxiety, reduce feelings of irritability, and helping us to feel more compassionate towards ourselves.
At the end of a nourishing self-care touch session, you can expect increased feelings of safety, connection, and contentment, as well as receiving a boost to your self-esteem.