THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH

How much do you know about the neuroscience of touch Research into touch is coming out at an ever increasing rate, this is changing the way we think about the physical and psychological effect of touch. Mechanoreceptors are what informs the body about the type of touch they are receiving, there are five major types of mechanoreceptors have been identified in skin: Two of these are located in the superficial layers of the skin: Merkel cells and Meissner corpuscles. Two receptors, the Pacinian corpuscle and the Ruffini ending, are found in the subcutaneous and deeper tissue layers. Creating a Meaning Response Manual therapists have a direct influence on the peripheral nervous system through th

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