Tactile Therapy

Tactile Therapy

Anything touched and anything that touches us can be stimulating. Every solid object has texture, temperature, shape. The sense of touch also includes the differentiation and recognition of temperature, pain, and body position (proprioception).

You feel with every part of your body that contains nerves. When you touch something, a hot stove, for instance, the nerve endings in your hand send a message through the nerves of your hand and arm to your spinal cord, which then sends a message to your brain. It is actually the brain that “feels”; so, tactile stimulation is brain stimulation!

Sensory:

Children and adults benefit from touching a variety of textures and play with them to develop normal tactile processing. Messy items such as play-doh and foam to make alternative strategies for telling a story, expressing feelings etc.