The Benefits of Cuddle Therapy
Do you want to take the next step in your connection with others?
Do you find yourself sad, lonely or depressed at times?
Are you wanting to spend some genuine time with someone who cares about your current situation?
Do you ever feel lonely and wish that you could just talk to someone that would genuinely listen?
Do you find yourself suffering from stress, anxiety, or sleep loss?
Have you just come out of a relationship in which you feel afraid to connect with someone else again?
Are you in a relationship where cuddle connections are lacking?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are not alone.
Many people lack the companionship they want or need in their everyday life.
We have lives which are filled with sadness, stress and a constant requirement to move fast. We lack the time to connect and engage with others or find that the search for a partner requires the sexual interaction if only you seek is cuddles.
The need for human interaction and connection is something that we all require and seek. As children we are hugged and loved by our parents and this need and want doesnt stop when you are an adult. Some people mistake the need to cuddle and be loved with a relationship and we enter into relationships seeking this companionship but find that so many other areas of our lives are affected by this. Studies have shown that the lack of human touch is an enormous factor towards causing depression. Platonic human touch releases oxytocin (chemical in our brains), which is why touch therapy and professional cuddling services have been so successful. Oxytocin has a major role in lowering blood pressure, lowering stress levels, reducing social anxiety, helping to relieve pain, and protecting against inflammation, which is said to make us age faster! Snuggling is an extremely important part of life that is considerably undervalued. It helps us grow mentally and physically because of the chemical changes it causes in the body.
Human beings thrive on contact. We are an alternative healing and wellbeing company specializing in professional cuddling. The need to relieve everyday stress, depression, and anxiety by the simple act of human interaction in Australia is increasing and we are here to offer this service to Men, women and Couples. Whether it’s through cuddling, or conversing, we feel that all individuals deserve to experience the companionship of a platonic and gentle person. Below is a comprehensive list of the benefits that occur from snuggling, which are caused by its ability to release oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin, and inhibit cortisol.
List of Benefits
Decreased stress and increased relaxation
A Happy and beautiful feeling
Lessened anxiety and social anxiety
Improved social skills
Improved self-esteem Improved sleep
Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
Not feeling lonely
Reduced risk of heart disease
Improved immune system and faster recovery
Protection against inflammation and oxidativestress
Pain relief and raised pain threshold
Reduced drug cravings
Lessened Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Assistance with overcoming Traumas of Sexual or Physical Abuse
Slowing down and feeling like there are no expectations from cuddling
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF CUDDLING
Reason 1: It Feels Good
Cuddling releases oxytocin, which is also known as the feel-good hormone. "It increases overall happiness," says psychologist,physical therapist, and author of bestseller A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness Elizabeth Lombardo.
"Cuddling, holding, and play releases chemicals, like oxytocin, in the brain that create a sense of well-being and happiness," says Dr. Renee Horowitz, an ob-gyn who recently opened the Center for Sexual Wellness in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Cuddling can also release endorphins, which is the chemical released after a good workout or when you eat chocolate, Horowitz adds, which contributes to that great feeling.
Reason 2: It Makes You Feel Sexy in Your Relationships
The most obvious benefit to cuddling is getting close to your partner in the physical sense. Cuddling can lead to fun sexy time or relaxing and loving time post sexual intercourse, but there's also a chemical plus.
"There is also the release of dopamine, which is an excitatory hormone that increases sexual desire," Horowitz says. Plus, studies show that sex is healthy for fitness and mental reasons, too. So it's a win-win.
Reason 3: It Reduces Stress and Blood Pressure
Stress management coach and holistic therapist Catherine A. Connors reminds how physical contact with others can help to reduce stress. "Hugging, kissing, or more physical acts of touch increases oxytocin levels, which is a 'bonding' hormone—this chemical reaction can help to reduce blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease, but it can also help to reduce stress and anxiety," Connors says.
Reason 4: It Bonds Women with Babies and Partners
According to Dr. Fran Walfish, celebrity doctor and author, cuddling is healthy for people because of the obvious factor of emotional attachment. "Oxytocin is a neuropeptide that is closely linked to childbirth and breastfeeding, and a recent study shows that it has a biological role in bonding between mother and baby," she says. "The study, led by Lane Strathearn, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, shows that women raised with insecure attachment themselves are more likely to have difficulty forming secure attachments with their children (and partners)."
It's healthy to want to be close. "Too little or too much is not good. Observe and explore your own personal comfort zone. You will be a better communicator with your partner on how much feels good and when it gets too close for comfort," Walfish says. "Your goal is to find a balance between your comfort zone and needs along with your partner's.
Reason 5: It Helps You Communicate Better
According to David Klow, a marriage and family therapist in Chicago who works with many couples on how to improve intimacy in their lives, reminds us of one great benefit of cuddling and non-erotic physical touch. Most couples in marital therapy complain about communication issues, Klow says. "Most people want to feel understood, and communication is the vehicle by which they transmit understanding and empathy. Non-verbal communication can be a very powerful way to say to your partner, ‘I get you,'" he says. "Cuddling is a way of saying, ‘I know how you feel.' It allows us to feel known by our partner in ways that words can't convey."
Klow suggests thinking of cuddling as a form of communication that can help couples have a more rich relationship.