The sense of touch has long been proven as beneficial.Â Touching establishes and strengthens the bond between two people, relieves stress, stimulates growth, facilitates healing, and increases the feeling of well-being. Touching another person does wonders to the overall health status of that person. And this is just simple caressing and rubbing that anybody could do. If touching is performed in a scientific, methodical way with variations in pressure and direction, then it would be classified as a massage. This brings out more of the benefits of touch.