Tenderness Therapy

Tenderness Therapy
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Tender touch can have a significant impact on our he alth. These conclusions were reached by the authors of a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.

tenderness therapy

Tender touch can have a significant impact on our he alth. These conclusions were reached by the authors of a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.

To test how physical contact can affect stress levels, scientists tested 36 couples for six months, which were divided into two groups: "increased physical contact" and less emotional for comparison.

Couples who touched each other often and gently showed higher levels of oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone", while at the same time, cortisol (stress hormone) levels were significantly lower.

Emotional support can generally be considered the key to mental and physical he alth, and support between spouses is especially important.

Gentle hugs and strokes, as it turned out, even help to increase hemoglobin in the blood and strengthen immunity. Moreover, it may not be sexual, but simply affectionate tactile contact - when people hold each other's hands, stroke their heads, hug and cling to each other.

So being touched by a loved one can be considered stress prevention.

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