do you believe in touch therapy?
March 1, 2007 1:23pm CST
from parents to children, a helping hand, sick people... etc... when someone touches you for comforting and assurance do you think its calming? if babies have something they felt inside, mothers usually can heal them even by just touching and gentle caress, its called touch therapy.. do you think its somehow connected to love?
1 Mar 07
I believe that when someone touches me it makes me feel good. I am a high school teacher and because of the way the world is today, I do not touch students. However, I have had many students give me hugs which they initiated and I hug them back. I feel good and they feel good. I read once that some scientist did a study on waitresses. The waitresses who would put their hand on the shoulder of the man at the table usually recieve a better tip. People associate a gentle touch with comfort and assurance. Especially people whose parents hugged them alot or cuddled with them. I think that touch therapy is connected with love and that those you use touch therapy are compassionate people. It would seem that the touch therapy would not work if their was no love or sincerity.
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1 Mar 07
yes touch therapy are so miraculous . . . specially infants can really identify their parents touch than from the other people around the house. when they are not feeling well & people can't understand what they want only their parents touch or caress can satisfy them. there are a lot of sick people also who experienced how they were given strenght by the touch of their loved ones. even with us who is normal & working regularly can feel also comfortable or encouragement when our superior give as a tap on the shoulder .
1 Mar 07
i agree.. specially when a family member do the touch.. It is so calm and feel that you are going to be in normal condition again very soon.. I do love being carressed and treated by my mother especially when i am depressed and sick.. I feel her gentle and feel her emotions and love. Touch therapy is indeed true
2 Mar 07
Touch therapy is 100 % connected to love. You just won't feel it work if someone you dislike uses it on you, isn't it ? So it is surely the touch of your 'loved' ones which can cure your any feelings of depression/illness. me and my bf swear by it !
2 Mar 07
Yes i do beleive in touch therapy. Ive read once that a 20 second hug can heal internal organ pains or abnormalities and thats not just for infants but for adults as well. When i get hugged it calms me a lot, it sort of gives me this temporary security and a warm feeling like being loved- and it helps calm me down. Many manufacturers of baby products like johnson and johnson always promote touch therapy and how it can help in the development of the child, so this must be really true- Personally, i think it is something connected to love- though, up until now i havent really come across a concrete scientific explanation on love and its qualities. I believe that love has something to do with it- maybe because love leads to bonding, and bonding- is related to touch and touch to physical contact, im really not an expert but like they say- love heals...
1 Mar 07
Yes. Touching a sick person especially, helps a LOT. my dad was in the hospitl for more than a month, and 24 hours a day, us kids would rotate wiht our mom to be with him. we wold pray over him, pray with him, touch him, tell stories to him. Eventually, he got better and walked out of the hospital.
25 Jun 07
i absolutely believe this. i haven't encountered any article yet proving how it works but i guess it is the manner of how one takes care of another. giving the touch therapy means extending your love and care to a patient. the warmth of the hands is the 'healing', pass from one person to another.