The pressure of the hands causes the springs of life to flow.
- Tokujiro Namikoshi
What is it about touch? I've been pondering the power of touch today after a friend did some Reiki on me to help heal a headache. It didn't totally take my headache away but it did feel better. Just having her hands on my head simply made me feel more relaxed and comforted.
I think the importance of touch, like breathing, is so basic that we sometimes take it for granted. Research has shown that touch plays a huge role in our mental and physical development and with our happiness and energy as adults.
I've been reflecting on all the ways touching has played a part in my life... from my husband to my children to my dying brother. We convey so much by touching (or not touching). What ways has touch been significant in your life? I'd love to hear about it. I find this whole subject fascinating. If you'd like to read more about the wonders of human touch check out this site.