Whether it is mother’s caress, warm hand of a friend on shoulder or passionate touch of your partner, every touch conveys something special….Touch has different meaning and taste for each and every relationship. The way silence conveys message what thousands of words cannot, a little touch says something special to us. Delhi desire focuses on all the aspects and intricacies of touch.
While Neha busy in her office meeting, suddenly her boss fondles on her head. That touch made Neha so much emotional that she broke into tears. A little touch from her boss reminisced her mother’s warm cuddling. Whenever Neha’s mother had cuddled her she used to forget all her fatigue and tension. Have you ever experienced such a touch? Did anyone make you feel that you have the power to change the world by holding your hands? Did a pat from someone give you the strength to fight all your difficulties? If your answers is ‘yes’ to all these questions, you are the lucky one to experience the captivating power of touch.
Touch plays a pivotal role in human relationships. It’s a great relief when we get lovely hug from friend. It’s a sense of security we feel by holding our mom’s hand. Every relation has a different meaning of touch. Hardly anyone of us is deprived of this feeling.
Touch is important:
For us, touch is as much important as breathing. It generates sensation in our body. It also shows you the thin line between right and wrong. Raghav, student of Delhi University North Campus, says, “When you meet someone for the first time you shake hands, it is considered as courtesy. If you are sensitive enough, you can understand the intentions of the other end with the little touch.” Touch is such a feeling which gives importance to the words in conveying messages.
Types of touch:
Be it caress of mother or a loving touch from girlfriend, it is always effective. According to science, there are three types of touch- active, passive and social touch. Active touch is an emotional feeling which involves skin, joints and muscles in communicating the message. While passive touch is related with the sensation of underlying tissues of skin, social touch develops and strengthens the emotional bonding between two persons.
Malaika Arora Khan on touch:
If touch is used while expressing love, there is no need of words. Touch is more effective than spoken words. When lovers hold each other’s hands they feel as if they are in seventh heaven. When a mother holds her kid in arms unknowingly she delivers immense mental power and support to the child. When you are stressed out, a warm touch of your close ones can rejuvenate you. A ‘jaadu ki jhappi’ can do a lot. For husband – wife relationship, emotional attachment is not less important than physical intimacy. According to me, a genuine touch strengthens your relationship.
Touch can change the world: Any type of physical contact is effective. In this context, engineer Rita Khare says, “Everyday I travel by DTC bus. Running and halting of the bus depends on the driver’s wish. Every day I witness this. One day I saw an old man who was trying to stop the bus by making signs but the driver did not apply brake. The old man followed the bus. After few meters, driver soon realizes his mistakes and stopped the bus. After getting into the bus, the old man started abusing bus driver and conductor. He was very angry on the driver and gasping badly. Suddenly, a young man came and kept his hands on the old man’s shoulder. He said that Uncle be cool and just sit down. I just gave him water to cool down. Gradually, he became normal. According to me the affectionate touch of the young boy might have worked as a catalyst to calm him.” If a touch of a stranger can spell this type of magic, think about the touch of your beloved one.
Touch of affection:
Shalaka Gandhi came to Delhi few years back. She used to miss her mother’s caress and love a lot. In this context she said, “I left home for the sake of my career. When I would stay at my home, my mother used to fondle my head to wake me up in the morning. I am habituated with this and believe me that was my lucky charm also. After coming to Delhi for few days I was very upset as I could not overcome this habit. Though now everything is fine but still I miss that touch in every morning.” A mother can feel the touch and presence of her baby when it is in her womb. In this context, model Soanlika Sahay said, “As I am 8th months pregnant, I am feeling the importance of touch in building a relationship during my pregnancy. When my baby kicks me I feel out of the world. I cannot express that feeling in words. When it does not move I get tensed. This simple touch of my baby is creating the best bond of the world.
Touch of faith and support:
Rishav is the lucky from the lot who witnessed the touch of support. Rishav said, “During the recession period one day I went to office and came back with the termination letter. As soon as I returned home, my newly married wife understood that something went wrong with me. She left her job because of our marriage. She came to me and asked, ‘what happened?’ I showed her the letter. Without giving any odd expression, she sat beside me and said holding my hands, ‘don’t worry, we will find job very soon.’ Her statement rejuvenated me. That supportive touch of my wife gave me the power to fight back against all my difficulties.
Healing power of touch:
Nowadays, touch therapy is considered as an effective alternative therapy across the world. Reiki is a type of touch therapy. A flow of energy is always running in our body. Reiki is such a healing technique in which one accumulates all the universal energies in his/her body and then passes the energy though hands. Reiki energy has the power to create anything. Sitting thousands of miles away you can treat anyone’s problem through the universal energy. This process is called attunement. The energy passes through our brains. Reiki can cure many diseases, be it headache, diabetes, cervical pain or cancer. It is also proved effective in increasing concentration.
Reiki grand master, Hypnotherapist and power life therapist
Touch of emotions:
Be it facial, spa, body message or acupressure therapy, for all of them touch is the most indispensible part. But we do not use psychological touch for treatment. However, for emotional touch it can be said that where words fall short to express our mind, touch speaks there. Our feelings get hurt without touch. We shake hands while meeting someone for the first time. Apart from this we say ‘keep in touch’ when we express our wish to meet someone next time. Be it our mother’s touch or our love ones’, it works as an energy booster for us. Without touch we hardly imagine our lives. Touch is such a necessity for which everyone feels always hungry.