From our first moment in this world until the very last, we find ourselves seeking the comfort and connection of touch. When harnessed correctly touch has the amazing possibility to heal our bodies and minds while creating a bond to our environment and others.
Touch releases one of our body’s endocannabinoids, anandamide (AEA) that is known to foster our sense of well-being and happiness. So much so that Anandamide has been nicknamed the ‘bliss molecule’. Anandamide is intricately involved in our endocannabinoid system and when created by our bodies, we feel good. We feel relaxed. We feel joy. Have a listen as Joe LaVacca, PT connects the healing power of touch to our body’s endocannabinoid system.