The skin is a sensory organ that is designed to receive touch. Humans have a need for touch, both emotionally and physically. Where there is a shortage of kind, well-intentioned touch, a phenomenon known as ‘touch hunger’ may result.
During times of isolation or distancing from others for whatever reason many of us may experience this. We miss the everyday contact of a handshake or hug.
The Soothing Butterfly Hug can calm and rebalance the nervous system and lessen intense emotions and symptoms of stress.
Have a look at our Complementary Therapy Resources for self-soothing, calming and comforting ideas as well as ways to care for our skin. Be sure to wash your hands prior to practicing any of the massage techniques.