Posted on 5th January 2019 at 15:57
The emotional benefits of nurturing physical touch
But did you know that nurturing touch triggers oxytocin a hormone that reduces levels of cortisol in the body reducing blood pressure, improving gut motility and decreasing intestinal inflammation?
Do you value the reassuring hug from a close friend when you are feeling low or when you receive bad news and your partner holds you close?
But what if you don’t have a partner or family close by who can offer that physical contact? maybe you are going through a relationship breakdown or you partner or best friend has died and you are suddenly alone.