Normally, we say that we can see, hear, feel, smell and taste. When our body and our brain work as they should, we talk about being in full command of our senses. However, we as human beings actually have more than the above five senses. Our most important sense is the sense of touch in our skin which registers contact. In therapeutic terms, the sense of touch is referred to as the tactile sense. Touching the skin sends stimuli to the brain and gives us a sense of the body’s boundaries. The skin thus serves as a boundary which helps us to distinguish between what is ‘me’ and what is outside ‘me’. The sense of touch thus helps us to establish a sense of our own bodies and helps the brain to keep us up to date so that we can feel our bodies.
New positioning cushion that gives the opportunity to rest on the side. The H-letter design of the H-cushion means that you can position your legs stably between the cushions. The H-cushion is symmetrical which makes it useful for lying both on the left and the right side, giving you the opportunity to shift between different lying positions. Furthermore, the H-cushion prevents oedema since it ensures that the legs are positioned above heart-level letting fluid run back to the heart.Enquire Now View full product details
The Protac SenSit Seating healthcare solution is a very comfortable sensory-stimulating chair that provides a sense of security and calm and increased levels of concentration among users. Adults, the elderly and children suffering from mental and physical restlessness can benefit from Protac SenSit.Enquire Now View full product details
The Ball Cushion provides a dynamic sitting posture and good balance training. It has been designed according to the theory of sensory integration. When sitting on the Ball Cushion, you will, due to the flexibility of the balls, move beyond the body's centre of gravity. Automatically the body will sense this and signal to shift the weight of the body to keep the balance. In that way, e.g. back and abdominal muscles are stimulated (the postural muscles), so that you receive impulses to sit upright, which improves the power of concentration.Enquire Now View full product details
The Ball Blanket stimulates the sensory system and, thereby, contributes to create an improved bodily consciousness. The Ball Blanket is designed on the basis of the American occupational therapist and psychologist A. Jean Ayres's theories of sensory integration. It works due to the weight from the loose balls pressing at certain points of the body, which stimulates both the sensation of touch and the sense of muscle and joint. The many sensory impressions transmit inhibitory impulses to the central nervous system. This increases the sense of the body and its limits, and it provides confidence. Therefore the Ball Blanket is tranquillising.Enquire Now View full product details
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