KIDDERMINSTER businesswoman, Donna Davis, treated members of a Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Support Group to a special wellbeing taster session.
The event, part of a programme of activities organised by volunteers and staff for stroke survivors at the Bromsgrove Centre, included a demonstration of a variety of IMPACT relaxation techniques.
IMPACT features simple, adaptable and effective relaxation techniques to improve wellbeing. It includes breathing and stretching exercises and massage.
Ms Davis and her colleague Helen Beardes, of Go Wellbeing, both trained IMPACT instructors, showed volunteers how to perform some of the techniques on stroke survivors at the event.
“This was a completely new activity for the members and volunteers to take part in,” said Dennis Hill, chairman of the support group. “Everyone really enjoyed the session. I didn’t realise how beneficial it would be for the members.”
Ms Davis hopes other Stroke Association groups will consider holding wellbeing taster sessions.
“With these relaxation techniques people in hospital, hospices, rehabilitation and support settings can experience a reduction in stress and the nurturing effects of massage,” she explained. “The beauty of this type of therapy is that all you need to deliver the programme is a chair and a room.”
Ms Davis has run her business, Go Wellbeing, since 2002
(From the Kidderminster Shuttle, 11 September 2012)