Touch is the first sense to develop in humans, and may be the last to fade. There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin – 3,000 in each fingertip.
A simple touch of any kind can reduce a person’s heart rate and lower blood pressure.
Touch stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. This is why a mother’s hug given for a child’s skinned knee, can literally make it feel better.
Elderly people who massage surrogate grand-children report higher esteem and better moods.
In more extreme cases, it has been shown that people suffering with eating disorders, who receive massage three times a day for 10 days have gained weight faster and had an accelerated overall recovery. Those patients who had received massage were released from hospital six days sooner than those who hadn’t.
Massage before and after an athletic event makes the athlete more flexible, enhances speed and power, and increases their resilience to injury and recovery from existing ailments.
Tradition of Thai Massage
What is today called “Thai massage” or “Thai yoga massage” is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. The founding father of Thai massage was an Ayurvedic doctor named Jivaka Kumar Bhacca, who is revered still in Thailand as the “father of medicine”. Born in India during the time of the Buddha, he is noted in ancient documents for his extraordinary medical skills, his knowledge of herbal medicine, and for having treated important people of his day, including the Buddha himself. (Reference: Wikipedia)
What to expect
Benefits of regular massage
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