From our first moment in this world until the very last, we find ourselves seeking the comfort and connection of touch.   When harnessed correctly touch has the amazing possibility to heal our bodies and minds while creating a bond to our environment and others. 


Touch releases one of our body’s endocannabinoids, anandamide (AEA) that is  known to foster our sense of well-being and happiness. So much so that Anandamide has been nicknamed the ‘bliss molecule’.  Anandamide is intricately involved in our endocannabinoid system and when created by our bodies, we feel good. We feel relaxed. We feel joy. Have a listen as Joe LaVacca, PT connects the healing power of touch to our body’s endocannabinoid system.

Joe LaVacca is a Physical Therapist based out of New York City where he owns his own private practice; Strength in Motion Physical Therapy. Joe’s focus on communication, emotion, and education are the 3 primary tools he uses to build empowerment while teaching and with his patients. Joe is the lead educator for Fringe Inc, a company focused on building a community for human beings to support one another, while promoting and celebrating the very things that make us who we are.