Touch History

In the past, touching was a common part of our life. Especially in the Middle Ages –– the communal times, it was dangerous to stand alone as an individual and dangerous to venture outside. Common bowl, common tub, common bed and common forms of social touching fostered a feeling of unity. No barriers or suspicious separated oneself from the group. It created an environment of openness and trust. In the Middle Ages information was generally communicated through the medium of the human body.