Touch is the mother of all senses, an essential part of being alive and human. Touch is the first sense to evolve, with tactile abilities documented in single cell organisms. All of our other senses are highly specialized variations of touch - hearing, for example, is information gathered through the minute perception of vibrations within the ear. Touch is the sense through which we perceive temperature, pressure, position, and other environmental factors, and the pleasure and pain of sensations both on the skin and within the body.
The Healing Nature of Touch
If you bang your elbow on a hard surface, what is the first thing you do? Touch yourself where it hurts! This instinct to touch an injury is both personal (we hold our own sore spots) and inter-personal (if we see someone we love get injured, the first response is often to touch them.) The healing nature of touch is a universal concept - in many cultures doctors are trained in massage and touch skills. But the secondary impulse here is to share love - using our hands to express care and concern, to nurture an injury.
Learn How to Use Your Hands to Touch
Many people just use their fingertips for massage, so their hands get tired and start hurting almost immediately. The massage video guides teach you how the pros do it - using your fingertips for limited, precise techniques, and using the other parts of your hand to give a deep, satisfying massage.
One of the major secrets of massage is using multiple surfaces of your hands and arms. This creates a variety of sensations and pressure, and also protects your hands from fatigue.
The general rule is to match the size of your working surface to the size of the area you are touching. For example, it is ok to use your thumbs when you are massaging the palm of the hand, or around the small bones in the neck. But if you are massaging the big muscles of the thighs, using the heel of your hand or even your forearm is much more effective. Your fingertips are the best tool for finding points of tension - and then you can use other surfaces to address this tension.
In our massage videos, you will learn how to touch using all parts of your hands, including:
Heel of Hand
Side of Hand
Use Your Fingertips for What They Do Best
Sensory nerves cover our entire body, inside and out. There are different types of sensory nerves, some specialize in detecting temperature, others in detecting changes in pressure. They vary in density and specialty according to where they are on the body.
Our hands are amongst the most sensitive parts of our body - up to 2500 nerve endings per square centimeter in the palms and fingertips! Our hands are one of the richest sources of sensory feedback. The nerves in our fingertips are designed to detect the smallest changes in texture, temperature and pressure - and we will show you how to bring this skill to your lover's body to notice the smallest of reactions.