I was wondering how many of us are 'touch' deprived. I live alone now and because of some traumatic issues have avoided physical contact. How many of us live alone and have not been touched, hugged, held for extended periods? Do you know that in the 1980s studies on baby chimps (!) showed that the touch deprivation caused depression and death in infant chimps? I asked my chiro if he offered massage therapy in his practice (not him but had someone on staff etc)and he doesnt. I told him its a little stressful to physically accept adjustments when the only physical contact is being jolted and crunched each week. Being the adorable well adjusted social butterfly that he is, I dont think he appreciated the seriousness of what I told him.