As a leader in healthcare furniture, it’s our job to improve these alarming injury statistics through innovative design. After 25 years of an exclusive healthcare focus, we are passionate, and knowledgeable, about innovating designs that help keep patients and staff safe. With the rate of injury to healthcare staff surpassing that of all other occupations, you could even say it’s our mission.
Hand-holding, cuddling, and other commonplace physical affections are fundamental to effective communication, the development of loving relationships, and overall well-being. Numerous studies confirm that touch is connected to improved clinical outcomes in healthcare settings, as touch provides many therapeutic benefits including, reduced stress, improved sleep, memory and pain management. Despite this body of knowledge, Western medicine has been slow to harness the healing power of touch. The IOA Healing Touch Collection brings the human dimension of healing into healthcare environments.