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Do you love receiving massage but are unsure of yourself when returning the favor? If you’d like become confident in some basic massage skills, I’ve got just the workshop for you. Please join me at Samadhi Center for Yoga in Denver on February 15th for an Introduction to Massage Workshop. Click here for more details.

Can’t wait for the workshop? No worries! Below is an excerpt from an article I wrote for MeetMindful on why we need to touch each other more often, and some tips on how to do so more effectively.

“The media gives sex a lot of attention. But in most healthy relationships touch trumps sex for building a loving bond and helping you as partners feel connected. Touch is one of the most fundamental ways of fostering and communicating intimacy in a romantic relationship. Personal accounts from long-term committed couples tell us how important the human touch is to a loving partnership.

These couples hug and kiss each other frequently. They may touch each other while chatting, sit shoulder to shoulder while talking, spoon each other in bed, massage each others’ shoulders after a long day—all in addition to sex. To touch someone you love is to acknowledge their presence and to communicate your desire for them. That’s why the most successfully committed couples among us do it so often.”  Read more here.