Touch therapies are a large group of therapies which use touch in one form or another.
Some, like the various forms of massage, are designed to improve health change by applying pressure to the soft tissues of the body. Others, such as healing touch or reiki, are designed to improve health by altering the energy and/or spiritual fields within the body
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