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The Science of Human Touch: Why Can't Technology Replace Sensory Experience?

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

In recent decades, technology has made our lives easier and more connected, but also more distant from human contact. We often find ourselves spending most of our time on electronic devices, such as computers, tablets and smartphones, neglecting the basic need for physical contact. However, the skin is our largest organ and physical contact is essential for our physical and psychological development. It favors the formation of emotional bonds and the growth of trust and security.

From birth, the skin is our largest organ and is the primary means by which we come into contact with the outside world.

Physical contact is essential for the physical and psychological development of the child, as it promotes the formation of emotional bonds, the development of trust and security.

Adults are no less, as human contact can improve mood, reduce stress and increase the production of oxytocin, a hormone that promotes well-being.

In recent years, our society has come to appreciate social detachment and isolation more and more. This can be due to various factors, such as a fear of strangers or an addiction to electronic devices. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the need for social distancing and has forced us to give up physical contact to avoid the spread of the virus. In this context, many have found comfort in electronic devices that simulate physical contact, such as shiatsu chairs, massage mats and rotating balls.

These tools can be useful for your body care, as they can relieve muscle tension and improve blood circulation. However, they cannot fully replace the sensitivity and personalization of human hand contact.

Shiatsu, a Japanese massage technique, can help satisfy the need for physical contact.

Shiatsu is based on the pressure of the thumbs and hands on specific points on the body, called "tsubo", in order to stimulate the body's vital energy and improve physical and mental health. Shiatsu not only promotes blood circulation, but can also reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality, and boost the immune system.

Shiatsu offers an irreplaceable form of connection.

Shiatsu is performed by a wellness professional who has a sensitivity and knowledge of the human body that technology cannot replicate. The wellness professional can customize the treatment according to the client's needs and preferences, creating a unique and personalized experience.

Physical contact is a fundamental element for our psychophysical well-being and, although technology can support the care of our body, it must never replace the experience of human contact.

Shiatsu is a form of physical contact that offers numerous health and wellness benefits, and is based on the connection between the wellness professional and the client. It's important to remember to strike a balance between using technology and human connection to improve our overall health and well-being.

I invite those who wish to experience the beneficial effects of physical contact to try one of the shiatsu treatments offered. Choose a moment of relaxation and take care of your body and mind. Remember that although technology can be a valuable support, nothing can replace the sensory experience of human physical contact.

Good contact,


ps: MR doesn't like to be touched yet read what she says in Here's how Agnese's Shiatsu made me discover my body and gave me inner peace

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