A great way to do self-care is through QiGong. Qigong is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing, and movement exercises. … Qi is a concept from traditional Chinese culture that means vital energy, information, breath or spirit while Gong refers to the cultivation.
The sensation of touch is the oldest and most primitive sense we have and perhaps the most vital. We must experience touch in the womb, and its importance continues immediately postpartum; newborn infants need touch in order to survive. Newborns especially love to be stroked and massaged. Many neonatal units now incorporate massage techniques as a therapeutic modality for distressed newborns. Massage facilitates the neurons in the brain to grow and branch out to form other neural connections.