Everyone feels stress or over-extended at one-time or another. The way in which we deal with our stress, or the feelings produced by stress, is as important, if not more important than the stress itself. Although some people are able to live life and not dwell in the negatives, others are left with overactive minds and internal struggles. Those people often seek help in dealing with these emotions and or unhealthy behaviors stress can produce. One common outlet explored is therapy. Therapy, as defined by American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, is “a curative power” or “any act, task, program, etc., that relieves tension” (“Therapy”). Not to indicate therapy will cure your stress, but the way you may interpret or deal with your stress. There are many different types of therapy, and one has to find the therapy that works best for them. That being said, this article will discuss Spanking Therapy. What is spanking therapy, how does it work, who can provide this therapy, and how it's beneficial to both the spankee and the spanker.
First and foremost, what is Spanking Therapy? According to marieclaire.com, spanking therapy is a way to produce an emotional release while resetting our mind. Further reported by marieclaire.com, the sensations produced by a hand or implement striking one's bottom cheeks in a rhythmic, steady fashion can reduce an individual's stress. So, when being spanked, your mind experiences a calming sensation. During the spanking, your body recognizes pain, forcing your mind to focus either on that pain or the emotions produced by said pain. This causes all the compulsive thinking and over analyzing a person does to cease. Leaving that person with only the ability to feel.
As explained in a journal in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, the easiest way to understand how an “emotional release” can “reset” our bodies and mind is to know how our bodies convert physical pain into pleasure. According to Nature Reviews Neuroscience, our bodies “produce adrenaline, oxytocin, and endorphins.” These are known as our feel-good hormones. And, just like the old adage says what goes up, must come down, the same runs true with our feel-goods. Once these hormones drop back down to baseline levels, according to Marie Claire.com, this is when the magic happens. When our hormones “level out again,” we are rewarded with therapeutic results which are a “Zen - like" calmness. This feels like a quiet mind, relaxed body, and rested state, a feeling of being "reset". According to Nature Reviews Neuroscience, these effects take place because our brains process pleasure and pain similarly.
Another important aspect to think about, is where a person can get spank therapy. It's important to understand that not just anyone can provide this for you. Husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, although convenient are not always the best choice. A Professional Disciplinarian and or Spank Therapist is the best, most safe option. This person is well in tune with reading body language. A Disciplinarian knows how hard to spank without causing physical or emotional damage to the person being paddled. They can interpret when the spanking has reached a therapeutic level, and when it's time to back off. Being completely in tune to the person being spanked, is of great importance as the primary goal is healing and not further damaging the person's psyche.
As already mentioned, some benefits of spanking for the spankee is the calming felt afterwards, and the cessation of hyper-thinking both during and after, but there are three more benefits noted to the spankee. One, is the cathartic release tears can provide. If the spankee is able to let go of their control and truly trust the spanker, he or she will let go of their feelings and be able to cry it out. This contributes to the relaxed body and mind afterwards. Another benefit during a spanking is the high one feels when they are not sure that can take anymore, but knowing they are safe and taken care of, they let go of the fear, succumbing to the feeling. This is a great feeling that requires much trust from both partners. And lastly, the element of forgiveness. The feeling of being forgiven and having a clean-slate, is almost euphoric for the spankee. Let's face it, those who seek spank therapy most likely feel need for punishment for something they have said or done or continually have done.
So we are well versed on benefits for the spankee, but what does the spanker get out of all this? Well it could be as simple as they like to spank. Or as stated by Nature Reviews Neuroscience the “adrenalin of full control,” the control to push another person to there limits without crossing it. And, some spankers may receive a feeling of satisfaction of being able to help another human being reach their highest potential by motivating that person in a way no one else can.
Whether you enjoy spanking, or being spanked, both parties can relish in the benefits. Trusting each other establishes a closeness and an accountability that can bond the two participants in a way like no other. As the spanker provides a safe and comfortable environment, the spankee reciprocates with trust and total relinquished control. The spanker provides the control and pain, while the spankee lets go and accepts it. When both parties trust and are comfortable, spanking can motivate and help institute a healthier, happier, more productive lifestyle, benefiting both participants equally.
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