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The Magic of Hands and Touch

September 05, 20233 min read

"No other form of communication is as universally understood as touch. The compassionate touch of a hand or a reassuring hug can take away our fears, soothe our anxieties and fill the emptiness of feeling lonely."

~ Randi G. Fine

The Magic of Hands and Touch: An Esthetician's Perspective

When it comes to skincare, we often focus on the products we use and the latest beauty trends. However, as an esthetician, I want to emphasize the incredible power of hands and touch in achieving healthy and radiant skin.

Our hands are not just tools; they are instruments of transformation. Think about it – every facial, massage, or spa treatment you've ever had has involved the skilled touch of an esthetician's, nail tech's, or massage therapist's hands. It's not just about the products we apply; it's how we use them.

But beyond the world of skincare, touch plays a vital role in our lives. It's a fundamental human need, a universal language that transcends words. The warmth of a hug, the comforting hand on your shoulder, or the gentle stroke of a loved one's hand can bring out emotions and provide comfort in ways that words alone cannot.

We all start our lives with a biological need for close physical affection, which is essential for emotional and intellectual development. And interestingly, as we age, our last sense to fade is our touch sensations. (Perhaps this is why senior citizens enjoy coming to our spa?)

Baby touch

Studies have shown that human touch can reduce stress, boost our immune system, and improve overall well-being. It's a reminder of our shared humanity, a connection that we all crave, especially in today's increasingly digital world.

We all remember that touch deprivation happened during the pandemic outside our "covid-pods," which is known to cause depression and anxiety over time. 

Take a moment to appreciate the magic of human touch. Pay attention to how much contact you receive daily and how much touch you initiate with those around you. 

If you feel a bit touch-deprived, try to add more of it by doing this:

  1. Enjoy a warm shower or bath

  2. Notice the different textures of clothing or fabrics

  3. Use a foam roller all over your body

  4. Spend time with animals

  5. Use a weighted blanket or place a bag of rice on your chest

  6. Hold a baby or the hand of an elderly

  7. Hug a tree

Lastly, enjoy a spa treatment; your skin will thank you for it, and you'll leave feeling not only refreshed but also inspired to seek more meaningful touch in your life, nurturing connections that go far beyond the surface.

Please stay connected to the profound importance of touch in your life.



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Ellen Smith

Ellen is the owner/ founder of European Esthetics, Holistic Wellness Spa in Peterborough, NH. As a licensed Esthetician and certified Holistic Health Coach she uses her years of experience to support women in finding guilt-free time for themselves so that they recharge and re-discover themselves to find clarity and direction.

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