The Spank Therapist* is IN!
What is this Spank Therapy* thing anyway?
Therapy refers to treatment(s) that relieve disorder(s). Spank therapy* refers to treatment that relieves disorder through the use of spanking. In particular, Miss Chris' unique Spank Therapy* sessions are designed to reduce (negative) stress in our lives. And although the process by which this happens looks like a bell curve, and is repeatable on virtually every body, everyone's formula is just a little bit different, there's no one-size-fits-all approach here.
During stress relief spankings MC utilizes the body's natural, evolutionary way of responding to increased stress (in the form of discomfort or pain). Utilizing the same natural chemicals that our Neanderthal ancestors relied on for fighting and fleeing, we can induce similar chemical triggers and hormone dumps that helped the survivors, survive. These types of spankings work on a purely physiological level, modifying the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone, present in saliva). Studies done by Dr. Brad Sagarin of Northern Illinois University during his Science of BDSM project has made a scientific correlation between a reduction in stress and BDSM play (a catchall phrase to include spanking). His studies reveal that spanking/impact/BDSM/play (terms used interchangeably in this case) has a negative effect on stress. And of additional interest, the more intense the play the more stress relieving qualities, and the longer those qualities remained present (anywhere from a day to a month).
"The more intense the play?!? I'm not an intense player, does this mean I can't benefit from this technique?" No, anyone can benefit from these techniques, even those who don't like pain or those who don't want to get undressed! More massage-like in their relaxing qualities, MC has called her PS sessions spank massages before to describe the intensely relaxed and slightly buzzy euphoric feeling. Using a combination of real relaxation techniques Using some techniques that more than a few of us Disciplinarians (and cathartic floggers) know, we gradually build in intensity so slowly over a period of extended time to such a level, the sudden drop in cortisol levels afterwards feels very heady, spacey almost, floaty is a term I hear a lot. Your body was tricked into thinking the rhythm and gradualness did not also mean peace and a lack of discomfort, a melting away of cares from your corporeal body.
At some point, the body just accepts what's going on, and the brain loosens its hold a bit, and you get all the yummy catecholamines (brain hormones like serotonin and dopamine) flooding your system, so not only are your cortisol levels extra low, your anti-depressant hormones are high, making you feel happy, calm, relaxed and creative. This is why regular maintenance spankings help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
If you continue this process, if you get it just perfect, one of the things that can happen is your brain releases oxytocin. That's another one of your "happy hormones", but this one is your "connection" or "intimacy" hormone. If this gets released, a deeply connective experience, almost spiritual, otherwise called the "bonding rush", happens. It's typically present in a new mother and her newborn child, it's the hormone that tells the ones connected, this person is safe, I am safe.