Therapy hugs enables the body to produce large amounts of oxytocin released in response to physical contact.
Oxytocin, a neuropeptide produced by the pituitary gland, a hormone naturally present in our body with amazing and powerful healing properties.
It is also one of the main reasons why the simple act of embracing is an effective way, not only to bond with others, but also to strengthen our physical and emotional state and our health in general.
Embrace increases the level of oxytocin, the “love hormone” that, in turn, can have beneficial effects on heart health and more.
20 second hug, holding 10 minutes to hand, it also reduces the harmful physical effects of stress such as the impact on blood pressure and heart rate. This makes sense, since with hugs lowers levels of stress hormones, particularly cortisol is reduced.
The proven benefits have also been seen in the case of pampering at a pet, which shows that the hugs are not only useful in humans. Even cuddling with our trusty pets can offer significant benefits for the heart and health in general.
A smile and a hug have enormous power to deep inner well-being, to the heart.
We move forward, even when there are clouds and are away from home.
A big hug.