Spa Culture: Universal Touch

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Kate Schriner is a licensed clinical massage specialist at ProActive Health + Fitness in Chicago. A graduate of the Soma Institute, Schriner has a passion for healing others through touch. However, she is equally ardent about travel and, from 2009 to 2011, spent time in eight different Asian countries. She found herself observing each country’s unique attitudes and practices, especially when it came to physical contact. Here, she shares her experiences, and some of her conversations with experts in the field, on the subject of touch.