Willows Sensory Service

I work with children who have PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties) or SLD (severe learning difficulties). One of the services I offer is amatherapy or reflexology in my sensory room.

Aims – individual e.g. help relaxation, try and help constipation, try and help circulation.

Year established

2004

Funding sources

Families pay to use the service.

Number of staff and volunteers

1 staff; 1 volunteer

Number of users each year

About 35

How do you assess the project outcomes?

Verbal feedback from parents / carers

Any unique or innovative features of the project?

I have a sensory room at my house, so we can massage a bit, explore the resources a bit or use sensory effects to add to the ambience. I also do sensory sessions which may include massage or massage to poems or stories.

What is working well?

You can see people visibly relax throughout either treatment. One parent feels it is easier to dress her son at the end of the treatment.

What are the challenges of the project?

Getting repeat bookings, finding new clients.

Practical issues (e.g. safe moving and handling of children)

Contact details

Name: Sarah Hall

Job title: Manager

Organisation: Willows Sensory Service

Town/City: Solihull

Email: sarah.hall73@virgin.net