Treat Touch Deprivation with Massage Therapy
The importance of physical touch cannot be overstated. In addition to just making us feel good emotionally, physical touch has a range of physiological benefits to the body. When we experience touch, for example, our body ramps up production of the essential hormone oxytocin. When our body gets low on oxytocin, we are at greater risk of high blood pressure, higher stress levels, anxiety, and depression. Touch, although something we may take for granted, is an essential element of our lives – whether in the form of hugs, high-fives, or intimacy.
However, the coronavirus pandemic and attendant social distancing guidelines have caused most of us to experience far less touch in the past two years than we have been socialized to expect. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been missing the simple joys of touch that we once took for granted. This has led to what experts call touch deprivation, which is when the amount of physical touch that one is accustomed to is quickly and drastically reduced.
Touch deprivation can lead to both physical and psychological damage, but fortunately, you can combat this phenomenon with massage therapy.
Clients Are Flocking to Massage Studios
Here in Tucson, clients have been flocking to our many locations to take advantage of our range of services, including massage therapy, skincare, waxing, and spa specials. Clients have long acknowledged Rubs Massage Studio as an affordable and effective way to experience rest and relaxation, as well as a way to improve their overall wellbeing. However, what our clients have also realized is that massage therapy is one of the easiest and most effective ways to combat touch deprivation.
If you feel like you have been missing physical touch in your life, pay us a visit at one of our locations in Phoenix or Tucson for an amazing experience in a safe environment that takes precautions to maintain your health and wellbeing. Contact us today for more information.
How Massage Combats Touch Deprivation
A massage is not the same as your friend rubbing your back. Massage is carried out by qualified, experienced professionals who have studied the human body and who understand how to manipulate it to achieve desired effects. Studies show that massages stimulate the nervous system and decreases the body’s levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, which are referred to as stress hormones. At the same time, massage therapy encourages the stimulation of chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, which are linked to feelings of pleasure, emotional stability, increased motivation, and a sense of positivity and well-being.
While normal touch can certainly help to ward off the symptoms of touch deprivation, the most effective way to combat it is to take advantage of a professional massage. A massage therapist can adjust their touch in a precise and deliberate way as your body responds to the pressure they apply. They can leverage specific techniques to give you one of the best touch experiences of your life.
Schedule a Massage Today
Touch deprivation can damage your well-being, but there are ways to combat this safely and effectively. Pay us a visit at one of our many convenient locations to experience the wonders of touch through massage therapy. Book an appointment online today.