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.
There are thousands of pores on every square inch of skin, acting as a thousand open mouths, absorbing that which is applied to the skin directly into the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Unlike foods, toxins absorbed through the skin bypass the organism’s natural defense mechanisms. Recent studies have shown that we may actually acquire more toxins through skin absorption than through the foods we eat, this is especially true due to the lack of regulations banning synthetic chemicals from skin care products. As the largest organ in the body, skin has a fundamental impact on the immune system and metabolic functioning. Restricting exposure to toxic synthetics and cleansing harmful substances.
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.