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Kissing Therapy

Kissing Therapy

By Andrea Mejia

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What better than a kiss therapy. Kissing is the main way in which humans express affection with each other. We kiss babies, our friends and family on the cheeks, and our lover on the lips to show our feelings.

But, did you know that kissing has many benefits? Beyond its purpose of showing affection, kissing also helps your health and reduces stress, and this claim has been backed by science.

Kissing makes your brain release a cocktail of chemicals such as oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin, which make you feel euphoric and stimulate feelings of affection and union. Kissing also lowers your cortisol, which is what causes us stress. Kissing releases adrenaline and norepinephrine, which not only make us feel aroused by increasing our heart rate, but also make us more alert, as our body prepares for action...any kind of action!

For the ladies that may experience pains during their period, the cure may be to kiss away! Kissing causes a reaction that makes blood vessels dilate increasing the blood flow that can help relieve the pain.

No more Botox! The more you kiss, the tenser and more toned your facial muscles become.

The act of kissing can involve from two to 34 facial muscles. Kissing often and using these muscles is the best exercise for your face and neck. It reaffirms the facial muscles and increases the production of collagen, which contributes to a firmer and younger skin.

And, could a kiss a day keep the dentist away? True! Kissing stimulates the salivary glands to produce saliva, and saliva helps eliminate the cavity-causing particles that stick to the teeth after eating.

So... kiss away to maintain a designer’s smile, a youthful face, and to feel better!

Andrea Mejia

Writer/Escritora

Better Living/Vivir mejor

Colombia

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