Touch is a non verbal behavior that connects both humans and primates. The power in touch is immense. It has many health benefits and is healing and comforting to all.
When we are touched it releases oxytocin, as well as serotonin, and dopamine. These chemical neurotransmitters in the human body are of upmost importance! They are responsible for a magnitude of things some and not limited to social behavior, well being, sexual desire and function, as well as mental health. In other words they are the feel good feelings every human needs! A lack of these feel good feelings and we face depression, low energy, negativity, anxiety, and a low sex drive.
Touch creates, empathy, trust, closeness, happiness, and aids and promotes healing, reduces fear and anxiety, lowers stress, and helps reduce pain. When someone touches, hugs, or gives you a massage think of the feelings you feel and the calm that comes over your whole body. Just someone touching your hand for a few seconds or hugging you for a few seconds creates a connection and closeness that you remember.
I truly believe you can never get enough touching or hugging from someone. From hugging your kids, to touching a man or woman, to even petting your animals. Both and all benefit from these things and make us all more productive, happy, and just gives us all a better existence! So hug a lot, touch a lot, pet your animals, and see how much better and more fulfilling your life will be! xoxo