Touch in Dance Therapy in Japan

  title={Touch in Dance Therapy in Japan},
  author={Yukari Sakiyama and Nana Sue Koch},
  journal={American Journal of Dance Therapy},
The authors explore the use of touch within the cultural context of Japanese society, psychotherapy and a dance therapy session. The assumption is that touch stimulates a variety of responses, and, that to understand the feelings that it evokes, it is essential to view its meaning within a cultural context. They discuss implications for using touch in a dance therapy session in Japan, held with schizophrenic patients in psychiatric care. To frame how interventions in a dance therapy session are… CONTINUE READING