Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our fellow vertebrate creatures

Saw this earlier tonight: Fin massage relieves stress in surgeonfish
Another piece supporting the idea that social grooming provides stress relief, in vertebrates, from fish to humans. (Still not sure about reptiles.)

Further to a manual therapy theme, George Takei, who played Sulu on Star Trek, and who posts plenty of whimsey on Facebook, posted this picture.  I do not know the original source.

It has manual therapy logo possibility. Rabbits are vertebrates. Humans are vertebrates. Vertebrates evolved social grooming. Manual therapy is human primate social grooming. I like the possibilities.

1 comment:

BJ Erkan said...

You are a riot, Diane! I love this photo. George Takei's FB page is one of my favorite, along with yours of course:) I endeavor to evlove from a mere social groomer into the ultimate provocateur of the placebo effect:)
BJ Erkan