The Healing Power Of Positive Touch
I am a Reiki Master Teacher, I have had a private Reiki practice for 20 plus years. I have seen miracles right before my eyes. People from all over the country have come to me for a session, each with the intention of healing for their bodies, minds and spirits. Some of these people have no one other than me who touches them, some don’t have families, some don’t have partners or lovers and some are simply in a touches relationship.
I have witnessed their bodies melt the minute they feel my touch, their energy literally takes a deep breath of relief. The relief of finally being touched in a positive healing way washes over them and for their time with me they are able to experience bliss, relief, joy, healing, pleasure and love. The healing power of touch is incredible. We know touch is essential for babies’ development for their physical, emotional and eventually social health. In fact touch is the first of the five senses to develop. The need for positive touch, the connection, and reassurance it can bring is literally in our DNA. We are wired for touch, from young to old, we need it!
I was getting a pedicure this week and sitting next to me was a 94 year old woman, she was also getting a pedicure and the entire time she kept saying “Ahhhh that feels so good, I feel like I have died and gone to heaven” she even fell asleep in the complete bliss of another's positive touch. If heaven is no more than the bliss of pleasure, count me in!
There is a deep inner need in each of us for non-sexual touch. Our breath even changes when we are touched, we take a deep sigh. Think of the person in your life who gives to that awesome healing hug every time you see them. Holding a hug for 20 seconds brings about a change in brain chemistry. Hugging increases levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin it also reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Hug more, feel better, live longer. It’s all very scientific, giving and receiving more hugs lowers the amounts of immunity weakening stress, so increasing the amount of embraces you engage in will help protect against infection and stave off colds and flu. Hugging can balance your chakras and meridians. Positive touch wakes up your energy, makes you feel alive. You can start healing by simply holding on to you next hug for a few seconds more!
If you are a person who is not touched often I suggest you receive a Reiki session, or a massage, or even pedicures.
For those of you who have a loving person in your life who you want to connect with on a deeper level and want to heal with, I suggest a chakra connecting hug. Hug your person touching each of your chakras together, you can look into each others eyes or close your eyes whichever feels better. Then breathe deeply, you can even exchange breath with each other. Now feel your chakras begin to warm, feel how your breathing relaxes. Hold this position for a few minutes, visualize your chakras connecting, see the red of your root, the orange of your sacral, the yellow of your solar plexus, the green of your heart, the light blue of your throat, the indigo of your third eye and the violet of your crown all beautiful and bright. If you have had your eyes closed, be sure to open them and look into your partners eyes to seal the energy at the end. This hug can be a prelude to Tantric Love.