- Time of past OR future Camino
There is a Templars Exhibition in Comillas on the Norte. One item on display is the Physio’s table. Someone must have found it useful for getting rid of the knots in their back
Your photo struck me for its similarities with modern back pain modalities. (Minus spikes on the rolling pins! And the addition of soft cushions for the table - which certainly did not exist for medieval Templars or their clientele.)
Back pain is so intractable for sufferers, so perhaps it's not surprising to recognize ancient practices still in use. It also reminds me of other, older healing methods seen on the Camino Frances. I took no photos of them, so unfortunately have none to share, but it was fascinating to see Spanish naturopaths combining old treatment methods with new medical frameworks.