Touching and being touched is a necessity for humans, some say it’s as imperative as food and shelter. Studies show that babies who are deprived of touch often do not survive, and those elderly adults who are deprived of touch often wither. We also know that there are specific life-giving hormones and chemicals created in our bodies as a response to being touched.
People who are compassionately touched often feel happier, more energetic, more secure, more confident, and more comfortable in public surroundings.
Understanding how truly essential touch is, perhaps we’d also understand the beneficial positive changes that touch may change our intimate relationships.
We take for granted how a gentle touch, a hug, or a soft kiss impacts our physiology, but we are certain that it does.
Appropriate touch is a powerful and tender way to easily and simply bring feelings of love into a relationship. Touch is a way to share or express feelings that may be more powerful than the spoken word or gift giving.
Touch is one of the most powerful and sensitive of all senses. Kind and appropriate touching sends a message to our very spirit and heart that we are valued, that we are safe, that we matter…
I truly believe that the more we feel loved, appreciated, cherished, and valued; the healthier, happier, and more fulfilling our relationships will be.
Remember, the art of touch is just as powerful as our need for food.