Have you ever considered why touch is so important to your health and why it is necessary for us to have physical contact? Firstly, oxytocin is released which generates feelings of optimism, well-being and compassion♥. Through touch, the levels of dopamine and serotonin are raised which relieves stress and anxiety. Our immune system also gets a boost and our blood pressure decreases. All GREAT REASONS to stay in touch. If you don’t have significant ‘other’ human, cuddle your pet or treat yourself to a massage or reflexology!