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Endorphins and Oxytocin: How to produce the Happiness Hormones?

Happiness hormones, pleasure hormones…

These are some nicknames given to endorphins and oxytocin, and for good reason: released in various situations, they induce states of euphoria or natural well-being!

How to promote the production of endorphins and oxytocin?

Endorphin is naturally secreted by physical stress (physical exertion on our body) or psychological stress: sports, pain, anxiety, anger… For example, an intensive 30 to 45-minute sports session can release five times more endorphins than at rest, within 30 to 45 minutes after the end of the effort.

As for oxytocin, it is naturally released during emotional relationships. It can be the parent/child relationship: a large dose of oxytocin is released during breastfeeding, for example. In a couple, oxytocin is also known to be secreted in large quantities during sexual intercourse, and especially at the moment of orgasm.

Diet can also play a role in the production of these hormones. Indeed, some foods will boost the natural secretion of endorphin. We recommend dark chocolate, chili peppers, cheese, or even ice cream, but not on the same plate!

You come back from work, you’re still stressed from your day and don’t have the courage to do anything? It happens to us too! In these cases, try acupressure. It will allow you to enjoy the benefits of endorphins and oxytocin while doing… nothing!

Endorphins, oxytocin, and acupressure: the perfect trio!

Anti-pain, anti-stress, acupressure, carried out through cushions and acupressure mats, is a key element that can enhance your daily well-being. Covered with hypoallergenic and non-toxic plastic spikes, these cushions and mats apply uniform pressure across the entire area in contact with them. Inspired by traditional Chinese methods, this practice offers numerous benefits.

Acupressure cushions and mats: messengers to the brain

Upon contact with the acupressure mat’s spikes on your skin, your body sends a pain message to your brain. Don’t worry, we’re not talking about intentionally inflicting real suffering here! Lying on an acupressure mat can be painful at first, but most of the time, the body adapts to it very quickly. Some people even end up falling asleep on it!

To respond to this message, your nervous system will naturally release a large amount of endorphins, which will bind to pain-carrying receptors to reduce the intensity of pain. So, you’ll primarily benefit from its analgesic aspect! This effect won’t just act on the areas in contact with the spikes but on all the pain you may be experiencing at that moment!

In addition to sending this message to the brain, acupressure cushions and mats will help relieve your muscular and joint pains.
According to our survey on acupressure, 80% of users have equipped themselves with an acupressure mat to relieve back pain, and 30% feel the benefits from the first session! And for good reason, studies show that massaging the spine significantly increases oxytocin levels. (1)(2)

Antoine’s review of the Climsom Zen acupressure mat:
“It’s a game-changer! And that’s an understatement. I’ve been suffering from back pain for years, and I finally see the end of my pain and a real improvement in my condition. With my sessions, it’s like having a physiotherapist on top of it, and I think I’ll finally be able to recover my back!”

  1. YAHYA, F., et al., 2019. Potential combination of back massage therapy and acupressure as complementary therapy in postpartum women for the increase in the hormone oxytocin.
  2. MORHENN, V., et al., 2012. Massage Increases Oxytocin and Reduces Adrenocorticotropin Hormone in Humans.

Hormones and Acupressure: Ingredients for Deep Relaxation

Femme détendue sur un tapis d'acupression Climsom Zen

Once released to intercept the pain signal, endorphins and oxytocin will come into play as natural anxiolytics. They will simultaneously lower cortisol, the stress hormone, and you will gradually feel your stress melting away.

Take advantage of your acupressure session to clear your mind! Get comfortable on your acupressure cushion or mat, and immerse yourself in a relaxing environment. If you struggle to quiet your thoughts, grab a book or listen to your favorite music to redirect your focus away from your worries!

Stress and anxiety are motivations that drive 48% of our users to acquire an acupressure mat!

Tristan’s review of the Climsom Zen acupressure mat:
I wasn’t familiar with the concept of an acupressure mat before trying it, and I did so on the recommendation of friends and family. The results for me have been simply astounding. I quickly felt the benefits of the mat after about a week of use (a 25-minute session each evening, initially). I’m now addicted, as the impact on my stress levels is incredible. Physically, during the sessions (which I sometimes extend to an hour each evening out of sheer enjoyment), I feel my body releasing tension in real-time (a sensation of warmth and unparalleled well-being). I then enjoy the benefits throughout the day, eagerly anticipating my evening session! Once you have it, you can use it as much as you want, and I highly recommend it! Thank you Climsom for this wonderful discovery.

Endorphins, Oxytocin, and Acupressure: The Secrets to a Restful Night

Not surprisingly, sleeping when stressed or in pain isn’t easy! Thanks to the hormones secreted and the acupressure session itself, you’ll end your day free from these barriers. Once your mind and body are relaxed, it’ll be easier to fall asleep, and your night will be all the more restful.

25% of our users are motivated by sleep disturbances when making their purchase!

So, equipped with a Climsom Zen acupressure cushion or mat, enjoy all the benefits of the happiness hormones, combined with the comfort of a relaxation session at home! Incorporate this twenty-minute session into your daily routine and feel even longer-lasting effects!

Endorphins and oxytocin: What are they for?

Hormones of happiness, do they serve to be happy? In a way!

Endorphins and oxytocin are hormones naturally produced by the brain (endogenous hormones) and released by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland into the nervous system. They are known to have various benefits related to pleasure, relaxation, and even love! What are they then?


  • Endorphins have effects similar to those of morphine, but to a lesser extent, fortunately! This hormone is, for example, a very good analgesic (pain reliever). It can also lead to a state of intense well-being and pleasure, or even euphoria, side effects often observed with morphine intake.

  • Endorphin also has an anti-stress effect. It helps to control breathing and heart rate. Stimulating endorphin production in the evening after a day of work, for example, is a very good way to relax.


  • Also known as the “hormone of attachment“, oxytocin plays a role in social relationships, particularly in emotional connections. When we talk about chemistry within a couple, for example, we should really be talking about biochemistry. The strong bond between two individuals is partly related to the amount of oxytocin produced when they are together.

  • Like endorphins, oxytocin has anxiolytic properties, albeit to a different extent. It acts on cortisol, the stress hormone, and helps to reduce its levels.

Although they work differently, these two hormones have similarities. They both induce a state of well-being and relaxation, ultimately aiding in better sleep.
So, associating endorphins and oxytocin with well-being and pleasure is not without reason!

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