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Tuesday 23rd July 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Virginia House


Massage Therapy Sessions

with Naomi

Tuesday 23rd July 2019


The Evening Drop In Support Group will be taking place in the main room at the same time

you are most welcome to join them –  chill with a drink and chat with other parents


Come along to Virginia House for a little bit of ‘me‘ time and have a relaxing 20 minute neck, shoulder and back massage,

30 minute appointment including a 20 minute massage

with 10 minute consultation.



£5 per session

Each session will last 30 minutes and you will be allocated a time between 1800 – 1930

If you have any questions/queries prior to booking please call Nicky on 01752 204369


Massage relieves deep muscle tension.  The warmth of the stones penetrate your muscles to soothe aches and pains thus helping you to unwind and feel rejuvenated.


Benefits of massage therapy


It’s relaxing

Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the body.  This enables the body to enter recovery mode.

It reduces stress

Not only will massage therapy reduce stress, but regular sessions over a prolonged period can boost energy levels, reduce pain and stimulate individuals on a physical as well as emotional level.

Helps lower blood pressure:

Regular massage therapy sessions have been found to reduce blood pressure levels.

Promotes muscle relaxation:

The purpose of massage therapy is to target the source of the body’s pain via eliminating tense muscles, increasing flexibility, and providing relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole.  Moreover, this form of therapy also releases endorphins.  These hormones assist the body in many ways-physically  as well as emotionally.

Help improve circulation

Improved circulation is part of a snowball effect that occurs in the body as a result of receiving regular massage therapy on a consistent basis.  This because proper circulation brings deamaged, stiff, and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing.

Help improve posture:

Massage therapy can help get the body back into proper alignment.  In fact, improving one’s posture can be one of the most beneficial and relaxing aspects of massage therapy.  Massage allows the body to relax and loosen the muscles made tense and sore via bad posture.

Help strengthen the bodies immune system:

Studies have indicated that regular massage sessions not only help reduce stress, but an also boost the immune systems cytotoxic capacity (activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”) and enhances the body’s ability to deliver nourishment.



What our friends and families say...

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

“Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.”

January 2018

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

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