In Lifestyle Medicine ®, we look at the function of our tissues to gain an understanding of the organ-mind-brain connection, giving us a holistic approach to healthcare and self-care.
Skin is the largest organ of our body and while it’s the one we wear on the outside and this marvelous, fleshy covering does so much more than merely making us look presentable. In fact, without it, we’d literally evaporate.
Skin acts as a waterproof, insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight, and harmful chemicals. It also exudes antibacterial substances that prevent infection and manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones. Good reasons for being careful about what we put on our skin.
Skin additionally is a huge sensor packed with nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world, and in connection with each other.
Did you know that newborn babies laid in the centre of an incubator gravitate towards the sides for contact? Isn’t that amazing?
Separation and loss of touch is a challenging factor for many of us living through the Covid-19 situation.
So, if we are missing touch and physical contact, how might our skin be reacting? What might we expect when we get some resolution?
In Lifestyle Medicine® we look at the timeline of any given symptom as organs respond differently in the stress phase of a conflict compared to the resolution.
TillyLou James, Lifestyle Medicines and Prescriptions® health coach, physiotherapist, designer of the Buttafly will be talking about the “organ-mind-brain” connections of skin and teaching simple home massage techniques that we can do every day to treat ourselves – for touch, for health, and for happiness.
This is a Women’s Only event online, Saturday 24th and Sunday, 25th October.
You will be sent the link to a Zoom meeting on receipt of your RSVP.
Cost: By donation (suggested £5 each session)