We will gather again for a time of appropriate touch and simple massage.
Learn some basic massage and touch techniques that you can easily use in your own home for family and friends. No special skills or equipment are needed, just your own power of touch. There will be plenty of time to practice and experiment with techniques, simple movement, and essential oils. These techniques will be practiced seated at a table/chair or standing.
We will use our sanctuary space to explore simple ways to use safe, appropriate touch that has been proven to:
- Make you healthier
- Shift your world view
- Deepen relationships
- Make you smarter and less stressed
- Decrease violence
Research at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health has found that getting eye contact and a pat on the back may boost survival rates of patients with complex diseases. Studies show that touching patients with Alzheimer’s disease can have huge effects on getting them to relax, make emotional connections with others, and reduce their symptoms of depression. Your human touch has the power to lower blood pressure and reduce the production of stress hormones. Soothing touch increases oxytocin levels, which are responsible for producing a calming effect.
This class is perfect for singles, couples, family members age eight and up. FREE and open to all Heritage members and friends. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow. Childcare is available upon request by November 24.
Self Care is a Divine Responsibility!
Led by Tracy Jo Small, LMT, CYT.