Memory foam is another piece of modern technology benefiting the therapy industry. I recently had a massage on a very hard couch in a very clinical setting and although the massage itself was good, the uncomfortable couch and indifferent environment was distracting to say the least. I have now upgraded my massage couch and Shiatsu futon with memory foam toppers for maximum comfort. There’s nothing better than feeling like you are floating on a cloud during a therapeutic treatment but it’s also beneficial for clients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, stiff joints and pregnancy. My treatments are always designed with you in mind.
Advances in anatomical knowledge of the body’s connective tissue is making waves through treatments offered by manual therapists. The understanding of trigger points, myofascial pain syndromes, pain referral patterns and electrical activity in the tissues has created a huge toolbox of techniques for practitioners. A good practitioner has the ability to choose appropriate techniques at the right time for their patients, as well as an understanding of when to refer on to specialists in other areas. A multifaceted approach has the best outcome by far.