If I offered you a choice between a three course meal and an hour massage which one would you choose?
Even if you are hungry right now, the very best choice would be the massage.
Until now you may not have realized that you are born with two hungers: food hunger and skin hunger.
Perhaps your skin has become so anorexic that it can’t even remember the feeling of hunger, or the sense of wellbeing that comes from that hunger being satisfied at last.
Touch is actually the very first sense that develops inside the womb.
Your skin can sense touch at just 9 weeks of gestation. During the first nine months of your life you are constantly being rocked and massaged by your mother’s body.
At birth, you are instantly deprived of this constant reassuring surrounding that was so soothing to your Nervous System and it is never fully replaced, leaving the human race with a hollow feeling that is never fully satisfied and this may even be the root cause of so much unrest in the world.
Did you know that until the 1930s the death rate for orphans under one year old in American orphanages was nearly 100%!
They just wasted away even though they were being fed.
Then a Dr visited a children’s clinic in Germany where he saw a fat old lady shuffling around with babies clinging to every part of her.
When a baby didn’t improve after everything that was medically possible had been done, it was handed over to Old Ana.
She simply carried the babies around with her and they always thrived.
The idea of mothering was then introduced into these orphanages and the orphans instantly started to thrive. (Seems like a no-brainer to me.)
More recent studies have shown that premature babies who were massaged for 15 minutes 3 times daily in their incubator gained weight 45% faster than others left alone.
The babies didn’t eat more; the weight gain was solely due to the effect of touch.
Research of human behaviour in different cultures has found a correlation between low levels of infant touching and high levels of violence. However they found that whenthey introduced loving touch into these societies the level of violence was reduced.
This seems to indicate that it is never too late to feed the skin hunger.
Skin hunger is perhaps the most basic need that is completely unrecognized and overlooked in our society.
We deny ourselves touch and spend money on a bigger house or a zippy car when a weekly massage for instance would make us feel much more content.
In fact we are so unaware of this need that we don’t even know what is wrong with us till we have a massage.
Then we feel so right that we can’t believe it.
That is because the skin is the largest organ of the body, covered in millions of nerve endings and so healing touch reaches from the surface areas into the deepest darkest corners of our being.
If research has proven that regular massage lower the levels of violence in society perhaps the government could introduce a wellness scheme where every citizen was paid to have a daily massage before they retired for the night.
Can you imagine the change it would create in us?
Even the tone of the media would change as the craving for unhappy news would no longer satisfy the hunger of the population.
There wouldn’t be any road rage.
The pace of life would slow down.
Eventually countries would stop warring because nobody would feel like fighting.
The idea of picking up a weapon or killing somebody would seem ridiculous.
Even the notion of ‘enemies” would become alien.
This idea isn’t as silly and unrealistic as it seems.
If massage can have such a profound, long lasting and deeply calming effect on the Nervous System of every person in the world wouldn’t that be the best place to start?
Peter is a highly professional massage therapist and he loves what he does.
For two decades, Peter has treated many thousands of people at his wellness centre, focusing on the root cause of disease, supporting and educating his clients to be in charge of their own health and destiny.
Peter is a former registered nurse and midwife. He is a master NLP coach, Time Line Practitioner, and is qualified in advanced kinesiology, Remedial Massage, Bowen, Pranic Healing, TFT, EFT and AFT, Cranio Sacral Therapy, the Robertson Technique, Functional Nutrition, live and dried blood researcher.
There is nothing more rewarding than transforming tired, frazzled and worn out bodies back to radiant happy human beings all in the space of one session.
If you want to satisfy your skin hunger now phone our receptionist now on 64283007 and you are one step closer to feeling calm and balanced or use the link below!