In the ostepathic practice, and in massage, finding the position of ease can bring healing and relief.
Recently I had the experience of helping my MS client regain a great amount of function in one of his arms! How'd I do it? Foam!
Someone mentioned that he noticed my client was losing function in his "good arm". He mentioned he thought the chair had something to do with it.
The next time I saw my client, I checked the chair while he was in it. Portions were sticking into him, and his ribcage was conforming to the curvature of the back support. When he was out of his chair I noticed depressions from his sit bones in the seat. I felt them, and they went clear down to a solid bottom. Bad news!
I asked him if the chair hurt him anywhere. Where his painfilled spots coincided with my findings, those were the spots I place thin layers of foam.
The next week, his arm that had loss some function was warm and moving like it used to. The experience also lifted his spirits! I got to feel like a genius for a day to boot!
Don't miss out on an experience like this! Check the relationship you or your friend or client has with thier aparatus (bed , chair, whatever). Where the relationship is rocky, smooth things over with some foam pieces or a layer of foam mat.
Here's a great resource for foam products. Tell them what you need it for. They are very helpful! :