Touch and Connect
People connect through human touch. In today's high-tech digital age there's no substitute app for that.
Touch helps us to develop trust and deepen bonds with another person.
Use it appropriately, as a powerful means for communicating non-verbally. Feel its impact on your physical, mental, and emotional health.
Embrace Skin Care
Skin plays a major role in keeping people in touch. It's the largest organ of your body, in which nerve receptors signal the brain to allow you to feel the sensations of touch.
Be good to your skin.
You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.

Renée Rouleau

Touchy Subjects - Handle With Care!

High Tech or High Touch?

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The Mechanics of Embrace
(video by Petri Eskelinen; 4:32min)

The Power of Touch

Sense of Touch - About Human Skin (video by MakeMeGenius)

(watch video; 1:21min)

  • The sense of touch starts with the skin.
  • Touch is not one, it's four sensations:, hot, cold, pain, and pressure.
  • Some surfaces of the skin are more sensitive to touch. Your fingertips, face, and lips have more nerve endings so these areas of skin feel more.

How Your Skin Works
(video by KidsHealth)

(watch this witty and humorous video; 6:28min)

  • What's on the surface of the skin is only the beginning. There's a lot happening under the surface.
  • The skin has three layers, the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat. Each layer plays a unique role in the sense of touch and protecting the skin.
  • The skin is smart, its nerve endings read touch sensations, then send messages to the brain and nervous system to tell them how to respond.

Feel the Power of Touch

These daily self-care routines can help you stay in Touch

Tap Into Common Sense Ways to Stay in Touch

Consider
Touch Therapies
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Facial
  • Healing Touch
  • Hug Therapy
  • Massage
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Tapping (EFT)
  • Therapeutic Touch
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Learn more about Touch:
A Powerful Self-care Tool
 

The Power Of Touch
(video by Nina Jablonski)

(watch video; 19:51min)

  • Touch provides much information about our environment, just as it did for our primate ancestors millions of years ago.
  • Touch, through human skin transmits important information about our environment, Parts of the skin are extremely sensitive, such as the hands, lips, tongue and face.
  • Today, grooming is an activity sophisticated primates have in common with their primitive ancestors. These hands-on touch practices continue to bring soothing, relaxation, satisfaction, and the ability for people to bond through touch.
  • People spend a lot of money on spa services, facials, and therapeutic massages. After work many leave the office, and seek out soothing grooming experiences to reduce tension.
  • For centuries the popularity of cosmetics and sporting of tattoos has prevailed. There's little doubt that we'll continue to use our skin for self-expression and feel good about ourselves.

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