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bearcatfan wrote:I recently joined this board and was surprised to see so many posts on this topic. I go to a LMT who employs tickling during our sessions. I started out going to therapy for my back (scoliosis) but now mostly do it for stress relief. Eventually the therapy evolved into involving tickling and I have found that the laughter generated during the tickling is very stress relieving. My LMT tickles not only my feet but also my sides/belly which I have found I enjoy more and also my back. She gets me to the point where I am laughing hysterically and I feel so much better afterward. Glad I am not the only one who enjoys tickling during massage. Would love to hear other peoples points of view of this.
swingingdelirium wrote:Perhaps I am closed minded, but this is not the type of thing that I would do during a session. However, I always encourage my clients to enjoy themselves everyday, and laughter is good medicine. Many studies have concluded that laughter can lower cortisol (the stress hormone) levels, increase anti-bodies in the blood, and elevate mood. So who am I to judge?
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