New York Natural Facelift Massage

Touch and Massage Releases Feel-Good Hormones

Our bodies are blessed with the ability to produce its own happiness hormones. Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins are four hormonal neurochemicals responsible for the feel-good feelings in the body.

Dopamine is secreted by the hypothalamus in anticipation of rewards. Dopamine drives our brain’s reward system and stimulates pleasure-seeking behavior, motivating us to take action toward goals and desires, giving us a surge of reinforcing pleasure as we achieve them. I’ve noticed time after time, when clients are lying on my massage table before I even touch them, many make a sigh and their bodies begin to relax. This is just from the anticipation of knowing the massage will leave them in a relaxed state. This is the work of Dopamine. It’s important to always have something to look forward to and be able to visualize the rewards of your goals.

The next feel-good hormone is oxytocin. A hug or a caring touch stimulates oxytocin. Oxytocin was also found to reduce cardiovascular stress and enhance the immune system.

Serotonin is called the, “happy hormone”. The most effective way to naturally boost serotonin is through exercise, social bonding and massage. Most clients fall asleep during massage due to the body producing serotonin, a key component of sleep.

The fourth of the feel-good hormones, endorphins, are known as pain-killing hormones. Endorphins are released by the brain, spinal cord and pituitary gland and work in conjunction with serotonin to alleviate anxiety and depression. Exercise helps stimulate endorphins. That’s how the term “runner’s high” was coined. Researchers discovered that endorphins are released during massage helping to reduce pain in the body.

Schedule a face massage today to get your dose of feel-good hormones.

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Lisa Zimmer
NY Natural Facelift Massage
New York City

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