Snoezelen or controlled multisensory environment - this is a type of rehabilitation designed to restore sensor systems of children with cerebral palsy, and for patients after stroke or traumatic brain injury. In addition, sensory therapy is useful for those people who just want to relax.
What is this type of rehabilitation?
Multisensory rehabilitation has been designed to improve the mental and emotional state of patients by influencing on his senses. The therapy allows the patient to return to the real world - many patients lose their touch with reality because of disease and related with it consequences. The point of snoezelen therapy - the patient is placed in a special space - the multisensory room. This room is isolated from the external environment and equipped with individually selected stimulants:
- smells of flowers (activation of of olfactory center);
- sound of water, rustling of grass (effects on auditory receptors);
- bright glowing images, garlands, twinkling "star ceiling" (stimulation of the visual centers);
- sand, soft wool or water in which you can shove your hands (tactile action).
Such environment causes the patient to focus on the stimulants, launching the appropriate areas of the brain.
What results are obtained by the snoezelen therapy?
Consciousness of the patient "wakes up" after training in the multisensory room. The patient starts to respond when you talking to him, his mind becomes meaningful. Also significantly reduces psycho emotional and muscular tension of the patient.
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