“I FEEL ‘OUT of touch’ at the moment.” “Are you in touch with her still?” These phrases that we use daily point to the inherent importance of touch as a form of communication. However, if you asked most people what the primary form of communication is, they would probably answer “Language”.

Beata Aleksandrowicz would disagree. “Touch”, she says, is “the mother of all senses.” Aleksandrowicz is a massage therapist with a mission: to demonstrate the importance of touch to our isolated modern society. “Touch is very often associated with violence, sexual abuse or massage parlours,” she explains. ...


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