The Role of Touch in Health & Well-Being
Our minds, bodies and spirits suffer from large amounts of “doing” and not enough “being”. We keep hearing that health and happiness come from living a balanced life but to get there where do we begin? How can we make an intervention in the cycle of perpetual doing?
A powerful and enjoyable way of stepping in is to allow ourselves to receive the gifts of touch. It is a gentle and profound intervention that gives us the opportunity to tune in to our bodies and, by paying attention, to experience the metaphorical lifting off of the burdens that keep us “at tension”. Changing the body changes the mind, emotions and spirit. Each influences the others; profound change can be effected through touch combined with knowledgably guided dialogue. (See my Rubenfeld Synergy page.)
I view touch as an ongoing conversation between my hands and your body. By “listening” with my hands, I am constantly being informed of your responses to each touch, then adjusting and fine-tuning my work accordingly.