Sunday 25 September 2016

What is the Therapeutic Value of Human Touch?

Increasingly, I've been hearing stories of how our "western lifestyle", with its drive towards independence and self-sufficiency may be doing us harm in the realms of physical, emotional and mental health.  One of my exploration tracks is to determine the value and benefit of human contact and touch (or not).  Here's a story that just touches on the topic.

- Hugs strengthen the immune system
- Holding hands dissipates stress
- Snuggling improves empathy and communication