The effects of body massage on addiction recovery..

The epidemic of addiction, pervades every crevice of society today. I’m sure we all know of people struggling with some type of addiction, or compulsion. The days of seeing addiction as a malfunction in our brain chemistry, are in the rear view. We now see that addiction is manifested by lack of connection, or lack of ability to connect to oneself and others. The power of therapeutic/healing touch is undeniable. Often times those who struggle with addiction, have had negative experiences regarding touch in their early developmental stages. Getting massages can help them to reconnect with their own bodies, knowing that the touch is for their healing not for someone.

Be gentle with you skin, it’s an organ just like your heart!

People often think that they can not get “clean” radiant, healthier looking skin, without being aggressive. But what most people don’t understand about their skin is- that it is an organ, just like your heart, kidneys, liver etc. Would you pour chemical acid peels,use harsh scrubs, or clarisonic brushes, any of those organs?? I would hope not. Think of it this way, anything you attack usually fights back, or begins to weaken. This is exactly what happens to skin that is being treated roughly. It will usually fight back by becoming inflamed, dry, tight, flaky and is usually prone to more break outs and premature ageing. When you attack and.