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Massage for Itches & Eczema?

Mechanoreceptors are what the body uses to make decisions about the type of touch they are receiving, newly discovered C-tactile afferents play a specific role in transmitting the pleasurable properties of touch. Researchers hypothesis that stimulating C-tactile afferents with massage could, provide a non-pharmacological means of treating both the physical and psychological aspects of chronic skin conditions such as itch and eczema.