Your Guide to Self Massage

Original article posted on The Good Trade.

“There’s no denying the importance of touch. Skin-to-skin contact is encouraged immediately once babies are born (as it helps regulate the newborn’s temperature, heart rate, and breathing). For a wide range of living organisms—from worms to humans—studies have shown touch to be an essential modality for both growth and development. And touch has also been proven to reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, improve sleep, regulate digestion, and help us empathize.”