Spring is officially here. And for me that means it’s time to come out of hibernation, connect with others, and shed any heaviness in my body, mind, and spirit.
This season of rejuvenation and transformation is the perfect time to create change in your life and experiment with new ways to optimize your happiness and well-being.
As a touch-therapy expert, I know that one of the easiest, quickest, and most effective ways to transform yourself physically and emotionally is through touch.
Touch itself is not only a valuable stress-relieving tool for people of all ages, it’s a vital element of our physical and emotional health. Studies show that people who don’t get enough touch tend to be less happy, lonelier, have less social support and lower relationship satisfaction, as well as suffer from a host of other problems, including anxiety, mood disorders, and depression.
People who don’t get enough touch (and that’s a lot of us!) also miss out on the benefits of oxytocin, the "feel-good" hormone released in your body when you touch or are touched. Oxytocin lowers levels of cortisol, reduces stress and pain, and makes people feel secure and trusting toward one another.
And since stress and weight issues go hand in hand, the stress-relieving benefits of touch therapy can help you let go of any excess weight and get you on the right track for better health.
In my new book, The Touch Remedy: Hands-On Solutions to De-Stress Your Life, I’ve included several touch remedies to help you detox and manage your weight.
This spring, to help detox your body, mind, and spirit, I recommend these acupressure and reflexology touch remedies to help regulate metabolism, control appetite, and manage weight issues: