Research shows human touch can have a powerful effect on reducing stress levels.
When we are touched, our brain release hormones such as Oxycontin, which promotes feelings of relaxation and reduces stress.
Massage therapy is a form of touch that can provide these same benefits, as well as the added benefits of physical manipulation of muscles and tissues. By combining the power of touch with massage techniques, individuals can experience significant reductions in stress and improved overall well-being.
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