TOUCHED: A Massage Story
from Chandler Toffa available on July 1, 2021
Unfold the art of human connection through the hands of a world-renowned massage therapist.
TOUCHED: A MASSAGE STORY uncovers the wisdom found in the hands of a world-renowned massage therapist, Jonathan Grassi. Following his unconventional path to healing on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, we begin to understand why the art of massage is present in many traditions around the world. This documentary offers insight into the hardships of entering this profession, especially in a modern-day society that doesn’t realize the vast potential massage has as a form of healthcare. Inspired by his personal journey of healing from loss and isolation, Grassi masters his gift of touch through the encouragement of mentors and new found love. From his childhood in Queens, New York, to claiming his title at the World Championship in Massage, Grassi’s transformational narrative illuminates the importance of community when pursuing one’s passion. Through its reflection, we expand our cultural awareness and appreciate the beauty found in human connection worldwide.
Director/Producer/Editor: Chandler Toffa
Sound: Alex Bologna
Cinematography: Paul Lee
Music: Katya Richardson