July 3, 2021

From the moment we are born we long for touch. As the first of the five senses we develop, it plays a critical role in how we process sensations and stimuli into neural signals. When our bodies are deprived of that touch, a cascade of negative physiological and psychological effects take place in our bodies. This phenomenon, known as touch starvation, has become a significant issue for many as the global pandemic surges on — but practices such as Abhyanga can help even if you’re alone.

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