"Nothing is so healing as the human touch."
My name is Nadine and I'm passionate about the healing power of loving touch.
Touch is the first of our senses to develop and from early on in life it provides us with physical pleasure and emotional security. Loving touch relaxes our nervous system and gives us great comfort - both on the giving and receiving end.
Whether it's hugging a friend, petting an animal, caressing a lover or holding the hand of an elderly relative - through touch we communicate that we care.
Touch, as long as it is given with good intention, is nurturing and has been proven to reduce stress, heart rate and blood pressure. It has the power to lower Cortisol levels and increase Oxytocin - a hormone associated with deep relaxation, a greater willingness to trust others and higher psychological stability.
Sadly, many of us are deprived of this basic comfort. Even loving, romantic relationships can lack physical intimacy, leaving us wanting for more.
Driven by this understanding and passion, I immersed myself into experiencing and learning touch therapies and gained qualifications in Reflexology, Reiki and Lomi-lomi Hawaiian massage. Whilst all very different approaches, all three use the power of loving touch and energy to support relaxation and well-being.
In my sessions, my intention is to hold space for physical or emotional healing to occur in whatever way this needs to happen. All is welcome.