For thousands of years bodywork, in some form or another, has been passed down through the generations. Every culture globally has provided us with the insights of our ancestors. Bodywork modalities offered today by many therapists in our home towns are simply modern versions of the “old school” stuff! This has not always gone over so well with modern science. Unfortunately there are people out there that do not believe alternative therapy works, and that it is a placebo effect. I encourage everyone to browse through these abstracts, they are simply fascinating. Many thanks to Tiffany Field and all of those who funded and worked side by side on this amazing collection of information.
History of the Touch Research Institute
The Touch Research Institute was formally established in 1992 by Director Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami School of Medicine via a start-up grant from Johnson & Johnson.
The TRI was the first center in the world devoted solely to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine. The TRI distinguished team of researchers, representing Duke, Harvard, Maryland, and other universities, strive to better define touch as it promotes health and contributes to the treatment of disease. Research efforts that began in 1982 and continue today have shown that touch therapy has numerous beneficial effects on health and well-being.