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Experience the world with your senses

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published Oct. 4, 2023 11:51

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By interacting with sight, touch, hearing and smell, it is possible to alleviate the negative effects of anti-cancer treatment, as well as to counteract depressive disorders and reduce anxiety. In the Warsaw Institute "Pomnik - Centrum Zdrowia Dziecka", thanks to the cooperation of the Foundation "Na Ratunek Dzieciom z Chorobą Tumorą" (To the Rescue of Children with Cancer) and Amazon, a Room for Experiencing the World is opening, where multisensory Snoezelen therapy will be conducted.

In addition to painful treatments, children in oncology wards experience isolation from the outside world due to prolonged hospitalization and have difficulty interacting with their peers, leading to tension, stress and depressive states.

They can be helped by Snoezelen multisensory therapy, which offsets the negative effects of cancer treatment by activating all the senses and relaxing them. It counteracts hospital monotony and effectively reduces stress, tension, or pain. The therapy provides varied stimuli and can be successfully applied regardless of age or developmental disorders, disease unit, child's psychophysical condition or existing disability.

A room unlike any other

Snoezelen therapy is carried out in the World Experience Rooms, which are equipped with equipment to stimulate the senses - water columns, water bed, fiber optic beams, projectors, instruments. It is a relaxing, restful and at the same time activating place. All of the Room's equipment and its pleasant atmosphere provide a sense of reassurance and security, thus encouraging stimulation and s...

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