Some of our service users have physical disabilities, and our massage therapy programmes can help to increase their suppleness. Some service users are living with a partial paralysis and may well find a massage to be particularly comforting and therapeutic.
Indeed massage therapy can often provide an excellent means of managing stress. Epilepsy can be a deeply stressful medical condition for people to live with, and many of our service users with severe epilepsy find massage therapy to be highly beneficial in terms of both physical and mental well being.
Massage therapist Donna Stoodley says “Seizures tend to tighten muscles, causing tension and knots on top of everything else. Massage can offer some relief, which has to be worthwhile. I take it as a compliment that some service users have fallen asleep during massage therapy. It obviously means they are finding the experience relaxing and restorative, which is fantastic.”
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy increases relaxation within the body, and can help to reduce erratic behaviour pre and post seizure. Massage therapy allows the body to unwind and rebalance, providing a sense of calm and clarity.
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Please note all therapies are subject to the agreed funding in an individual's care and support package