Don’t Bruise Clients

“a growing number of physio and massage therapists who doubt there is credible evidence that purely mesodermal deformation is responsible for the therapeutic effects we obtain in manual therapy. Instead, they are generally satisfied that it is nervous system interactions that are the driving mechanism for pain relief and therapeutic effects, modulated by biopsychosocial factors. Furthermore, many also claim that manipulation deeper than the ectoderm is unnecessary and possibly not optimal. In that viewpoint, bruising would be considered excess force.”