“Life is like looking for your phone. Most of the time, it’s in your hand.” – Unknown

I’ve always been fascinated by hands. They are beautiful, useful, and expressive. We use them to work, care for ourselves and other people, and communicate (just ask any Italian). No other body part can claim to do all that.

Recently, I was reminded of the power of the human hands when I had a facial treatment, for the first time in a long while. It was super relaxing and had me feeling luxuriously pampered in no time. Just proves that a hand is not just a hand. It has power that is literally at our fingertips!

German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, once said the hand is the “visible part of the brain.” This is so true! Physically, our hands have many more sensory and motor nerve endings than other parts of our bodies. As a consequence, our thoughts are readily expressed through our hands. When you touch another person, the pressure and movement of your hand tell that person your intention. In a reciprocal way, we are able to discover things about the person we are touching. In my profession, I am able to discover more about my client’s lifestyles, diets, and stress levels.

The Science Behind the Power in your Hands

Hands, we learn, have the power to impact the world. Let’s explore how this seemingly simple body part affects our brains, physical and emotional well-being, as well as our relationships.

If you’ve ever touched the hand of a newborn baby, then you’ve likely witnessed one of the earliest instinctual responses to manifest in humans: the “grasping reflex.” Instinct makes a baby grab your finger and squeeze it tight. Babies may relinquish the grasping reflex over time, but the importance and vitality of touch remain essential.

When holding hands with a lover or getting a massage, the stimulating pressure help improve the functioning of the vagus nerve – the cranial nerve that controls your parasympathetic nervous system also referred to as the “rest and digest” system. As a result, our body enters a state of relaxation – heart rate and the blood pressure goes down – and this relaxation breeds healing. The more time we spend in this relaxed state, the healthier we are. 

Creatures of comfort

As we’ve seen, humans are not only creatures of habit, we’re also creatures of comfort. We gravitate toward situations and people who make us feel as content and secure as possible.

One thing is certain: our entire bodies, from our nerves to our brains, respond positively to touch and crave it from the time we are born. Whether it’s due to instinct, comfort, intimacy, or love, touch brings us closer to each other both physically and emotionally — and is a necessity for our overall well-being.

How can we harness the power of the hands?

If a touch of a hand can make us healthier, happier, and closer to our loved ones, then we should consider how we are using it more consciously on a daily basis. Here are some ways to harness the power of the hands

  • Holding hands, hugging, giving a pat on the back, cuddling
  • Massage, acupuncture, reiki
  • Physical therapy
  • Facials
  • Hair treatments/head massage

However and wherever and you find it, maximizing the power of the touch of a hand is always a good thing.

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Electrotherapy treatment has long been used to combat aging. It’s one of the best ways to help the skin maintain its tone, elasticity and youthfulness. This type of treatment has lots of benefits. It is non-invasive, suits all skin types, is pain free and suitable for any age.

So, let’s learn more about the types of electrotherapy treatments that are currently available.

Electrotherapy Treatment Types

#1 Microcurrent Electrotherapy Treatment

Microcurrent is an electrotherapy treatment that boosts collagen and elastin production. This process gently lifts the contours of the face by tightening the muscles. And softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also stimulates the production of ATP ( Adenosine triphosphate) a form of glucose necessary for all cellular rejuvenation.

At Skin Sense we often combine Chinese herbs and glycolic acid with our microcurrent electrotherapy treatments to help exfoliate the surface of the skin and repair sun damage. The result is healthier-looking skin and improved complexion.

#2 Ultrasound Facials

Ultrasound is another type of highly effective electrotherapy. Suited for all skin types

Ultrasound facials deeply cleanse the skin and help active ingredients to absorb more readily. This improves skin texture, repairs sun damage and decreases pigmentation.

Are you having problems with acne? Ultrasound facials will help to clear breakouts and rebalance the skin.

#3 Galvanism

Galvanism, also known as galvanic current, has been used by aestheticians for decades because of its ability to penetrate the tops layers of the epidermis. It uses two different probes — positive and negative. The positive probe uses specialized acid-based serums that clean the pores and reduce inflammation. The negative probe uses alkaline serums. Together this process of iontophoresis detoxifies the skin and increases circulation and cellular activity.

#4 High-Frequency Electrotherapy Treatment

As its name suggests, this method of treatment uses an alternating high frequency current. By producing oxygen on the skin surface it has an anti-bacterial effect that is ideal for treating breakouts and acne.

High-frequency electrotherapy treatment is one of the best methods to ensure the skin does not breakout after extraction or a facial treatment. Extraction is often done as part of a facial procedure to remove blemishes and blackheads. This improves the texture and appearance of the skin and prevents scarring. It can also be performed on all skin types including the most sensitive.

Bottom Line

If you’re tired of sagging skin, acne, and wrinkles, fret not. These treatments will get rid of all these skin imperfections. By combining them your skin will look much healthier and younger. So book your facial today and have your aesthetician customize an electrotherapy treatment for you!

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Anti-oxidants can be vitamins, minerals, or proteins (enzymes) that assist in reducing the damage caused by free radical activity.

Free radicals are groups of atoms that come to us through food, chemicals, the environment, radiation and stress. In part, they are a necessary and natural by-product of our bodily functions and metabolism. But when the production of free radicals is beyond the capability of our natural anti-oxidant defenses they can have damaging effects on our body cells and immune systems and can be extremely aging.

Skin is especially vulnerable to damaging free radicals, which can cause wrinkles (cross-linking) sagging and in extreme cases, when over exposure to UV light is involved, cancer.

Here is a list of ways to fight free radical activity:

Make sure your skin care products contain high levels of anti-oxidants and when having spa treatments have your aesthetician include vitamins along with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients that maintain the skin’s general well being.

Eat organic foods that have a high antioxidant level. Include lots of color in you daily food intake of fruits and vegetables – dark green, yellow, red and orange are the best – and eat moderate amounts of nuts and oil. (Extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed and hemp are excellent.) Make sure when you shop, you add carrots, kale, broccoli, avocados, spinach, citrus fruits, onions, walnuts, berries and tomatoes to your basket.

If you feel the need during extremely stressful times, add supplements, especially vitamins A, C and E, which speed up the skin’s natural repair systems by directly inhibiting further damage. B vitamins prevent itchy, dry skin and drinking green tea and eating dark chocolate keep skin soft and supple. There is also some proof that both may help protect the skin from cancer.

We cannot fully influence the environment or the level of radiation around us. But we can control what we are putting in our own internal environment – our bodies.