Touch Deprivation

Physical touch is an important and essential element in our lives. Our bodies are designed to respond to stimulus and when we have physical touch our body releases an essential hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin is one of our feel good hormones and just the simple act of touch can ramp up production of this essential hormone. The result is a greater sense of well being both physically and emotionally. If we have been touch deprived or when our bodies get low on oxytocin we can be at greater risk for high blood pressure, higher stress levels, anxiety and depression.

With the coronavirus pandemic, work at home, quarantining and social distancing guidelines most of us have experienced far less touch in the past three years. This has led to a rise of what experts are calling touch deprivation. We have experienced a rapid decline in the amount of physical touch that we were accustomed to and this decline can materialize into physical and psychological damage including feelings of depression or anxiety. Fortunately you can combat these ill effects with massage therapy!

People are Seeking out Massage Therapists!

Here at Life Balance Atlanta, we have been seeing clients both during and post pandemic to combat touch deprivation with a range of massage services tailored uniquely to the individual. We are proud to serve our clients and have received 5 star ratings on both our Google reviews and MassageBook reviews. Our clients consistently report back that they experienced rest, relaxation, peaceful and overall sense of well being during and after a massage.

If you feel like you have been missing physical touch in your life, pay us a visit in our Cumming location for an amazing experience in a safe environment to help maintain your health and wellbeing.

How Massage Combats Touch Deprivation

A therapeutic massage is carried out by qualified, experienced professionals who have studied the human body and who understand how to manipulate it to achieve desired effects. Studies show that massages stimulate the nervous system and decrease the body’s levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, which are referred to as stress hormones. At the same time, massage therapy encourages the stimulation of chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, which are linked to feelings of pleasure, emotional stability, increased motivation, and a sense of positivity and well-being.

While normal touch can certainly help to ward off the symptoms of touch deprivation, the most effective way to combat it is to take advantage of a professional massage. A massage therapist can adjust their touch in a precise and deliberate way as your body responds to the pressure they apply. They can leverage specific techniques to give you one of the best touch experiences of your life.

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Massage at Life Balance Atlanta


At our Cumming, GA location we offer a variety of massage options, here are just a few that can start you on your path to better health:


Signature Massage – The trauma and isolation experienced over the past few years can be built up and stored in our bodies. Massage offers a safe way to receive the healing powers of touch. It allows you to dedicate time for mindfulness and reconnecting with your body. Book today!


Aromatherapy Massage – Aromatherapy oil is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation. Book today!


Ultimate Relaxation Massage – Add our organic CBD oil to your signature massage and enjoy the benefits of this healing oil to relax your nervous system and reduce discomfort. Our CBD salve is 100% THC free. Book today!

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