What you may not have heard before is that the physical touch is actually the most important and most used sense of them all.
You are in a daily contact with so many things and people, that you simply don’t give a meaning to all of these touches.
This is why is so important to realize its influence and if possible, increase the physical touch expression on a daily basis.
Massages, acupuncture and other specific “drugs” that involve touching have been used for centuries. The touch can even heal our minds – psychologists often use touch to help victims of sexual assault to return their love for themselves .
A positive touch, like an embrace with a friend and holding hands with your loved one, encourages the release of oxytocin, the hormone that makes us feel better.
How many times did you touch someone on their hand while trying to explain your viewpoint and your thinking is almost instantly accepted?
It happens most often unconsciously, and so often that is not even noticed.
The proximity we feel with loved ones is always supported by a physical touch, but it can also help you in getting to know new people.
Remember the “Free Hug” project and how it affected people? With only one hug you can put a smile on a person's face.
When we talk, we often use our hands for gestures and touches in order to emphasize our thoughts. This way, we create a connection that helps us more easily express our feelings.
What do you like most about physical touch from someone you love? What other benefits of touch have you noticed?