The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time for you and the ones you love to dose up on some Oxytocin. Commonly referred to as the “love hormone” Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts as a hormone. This “love hormone” is found only in mammals and needs the right stimulation to be released. Dr. Paul Zak (nicknamed Dr. Love for his prescription of 8 hugs a day) found that the human brain naturally produces oxytocin while breast-feeding, hugging, during sex, snuggling and massage. (2) Oxytocin connects us to other people. It triggers generosity, compassion and forgiveness allowing people who release more Oxytocin to have happier and better relationships of all types. Physical touch, like massage, stimulates the most potent release of this “love hormone” (3). It’s the perfect time to treat yourself or someone you love to the powerful gift of touch.

In the spirit of love, Symmetry is offering a Valentine Special: 3 massages for only $150, available now through February 15th, 2014. With so many benefits of massage, it’s always the perfect gift. Let’s love!

References:

1. http://www.academia.edu/3570732/Massage_increases_oxytocin_and_reduces_ACTH_in_humans
2. http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/emiliya-zhivotovskaya/2012032321636
3. http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_zak_trust_morality_and_oxytocin.html

2014-01-29T15:42:10+00:00