- Massaging the skin increases oxytocin. Oxytocin is known as the feel good hormone. It boosts feelings of bonding, loving, giving and caring. In a recent study published in Alternative Therapies, 95 subjects had their blood levels evaluated for oxytocin before and after a 15 minute massage. Oxytocin levels increased by 17% for the group that received a massage. The control group who just rested showed a 9% decrease in oxytocin.
It's that time of year again, the cool dry weather, all part of winter that causes our skin to shrink up in retaliation. But there is something we can all do to combat old man winter...daily self massage or abhyanga. Abhyanga is one of the services provided by Health in Harmony but it can also be performed by anyone in the comforts of your home. Below is the first of five reasons why this special treatment can enhance your sense of well being while nourishing your physical body.
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