David Servan-Screiber, MD, PhD, is a clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, cofounder of the Center for Integrative Medicine, and the founding member of Doctors without Borders.
Touch is one of the most basic human needs, documented for thousands of years. It occurs in every culture. Touch also affects animals. Equine massage (for horses), canine massage (for dogs), and feline massage (for cats) have been popular for years.