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How multisensory relaxation sessions can help service users

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex needs can benefit physically and emotionally from multisensory relaxation sessions...

When to use reflexology

05 February 2010

Primary Health Care


Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is a specialised foot massage that aims to improve health and wellbeing and induce relaxation. While it remains under the...

Holidays for people with cancer and life-threatening illnesses

06 July 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

Bournemouth is the setting for the Grove Hotel, which caters for guests with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, and their carers and families. The hotel is a...

The therapeutic effects of hand massage

10 June 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article provides a framework for the inclusion of hand massage in the care plans of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in a hospice...

A calming influence

24 August 2010

Nursing Standard


Yoga can improve the lives of children with special needs and their parents, say its advocates.

Transforming lives

08 May 2007

Nursing Standard


Being locked up in a young offender institution causes stress to inmates that can erupt into disorder and violence. Two nurses are providing relaxation and...

From the top

31 January 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

The Alexander technique can help nurses deal with their stressful jobs, as one group recently discovered in a session aimed at their specific needs. ▸ While work...

Flood of support

18 April 2006

Nursing Standard

General article

A year on from the torrential floods that struck Cumbria, many people are still unable to return to their homes. A team of therapists is helping people to cope with...

A spiritual workout

09 August 2011

Nursing Standard

General Article

Yoga can take many forms and its practice can best be described as a philosophy that places spirituality at the centre of existence.

Healing power of song

31 July 2007

Nursing Standard


A collection of music written more than 100 years ago led to the creation of a singing group for mental health service users and staff. The benefits are tangible.