Why touch is the best pain relief of all
Ever wondered why you automatically clasp your hand to your jammed finger or stubbed toe? Turns out, it is for pain relief. In fact new research suggests the power of touch is a better healer than paracetamol. The study from University College London shows that when you hurt yourself, your brain sends signals to your hands to relieve the pain with self touch. It's thought that the warmth of your own palm and fingers aids healing and can reduce pain by up to 64%.
ZEST SAYS: This research supports the healing powers of touch, so next time you have an injury, you'll have science to justify that seemingly indulgent sports massage. And if the budget won't stretch then ask your partner for a massage at home.
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