“When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions.” Jane Harrington
I joined Sandy on her Vernon-visit today, and got to witness her gift of touch as she massaged essential oils into Vernon’s skin. She’s been doing this every Friday, and he obviously loves it.
We wandered around the care home a bit, and stumbled on a Mass taking place. It was a beautiful thing to see, especially when all the patients and staff and priest touched one another to say, “Peace be with you.”
There was one woman in particular who kept reaching out, though she had her eyes closed. Sandy took the opportunity to give her some extra love through her touch, and I could see the woman calming down immediately.
“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.” Carl Jung
Further reading: an interesting (and lengthy) article about the science of human touch here.
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