Delivering aromatherapy and massage in a day centre
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Delivering aromatherapy and massage in a day centre

Jennifer Burt Specialist physiotherapist, Barnet Learning Disability Services, London Borough of Barnet
Christine Cole Epilepsy specialist nurse, Barnet Learning Disability Services, London Borough of Barnet

A project that provided hand and foot treatments proved successful. Christine Cole and Jennifer Burt discuss the potential for health professionals to develop a similar scheme

A massage and aromatherapy therapy group was set up at a day centre for people who have learning disabilities. The authors describe the involvement of clients and staff, the positive results and how carers and health professionals could develop massage and aromatherapy groups in various settings. Challenges to the continuation of the project, because of national changes in policy and practice, are also examined. The initiative’s development potential is limited but similar undertakings, possibly employing private practitioners, may emerge elsewhere.

Learning Disability Practice. 14, 10,25-29. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.12.14.10.25.c8862

Correspondence

christine.cole@barnet.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

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