A2Z Healing Toolbox

T ~ Touch

Touch is a basic human need that can lessen or change when a loved one dies. While on the grief and trauma healing journey, the touch factor can be increased by the help of family members, friends, pets, licensed body workers, and certified massage therapists.  Touch heals by:

  • inducing oxytocin, the “bonding hormone,” that is renowned for reducing stress
  • lowering stress level, heart rate and blood pressure
  • strengthening the immune system
  • easing symptoms of depression and anxiety

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Resources

Articles
Books
Handy to Have at Home
  • Hand-Held Massage Stick – Instruction and video on how and why to use The Stick as “a toothbrush for muscles.”
Organizations

How can you integrate TOUCH into your healing journey?

S ~ Slide into ExerciseA2Z Toolbox | U ~ Utilize Nature