Touch, it’s a fundamental necessity. From infants to elders, we all benefit from having compassionate touch as an integral part of our wellness plans. The amount of body contact in our lives plays a vital role in our mental and physical development as infants and in our happiness and vitality as adults. It influences our ability to handle stress and pain, to form close relationships with others and even to ward off disease. Shake hands, give hugs & get massage. It feels good and it is good for you!