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The natural aging process can affect mental and physical performance and decrease brain capacity, and therefore quality of life. Physical abilities such as walking are essential for the independence of the elderly.

We offer walks, water gymnastics, swimming, dancing, ball games, light training, and other movement therapy activities.

In addition, our residents and guests can help with odd jobs in the garden or kitchen, whenever they want.

Our goal is to promote the independence and resourcefulness of residents.

In addition to swimming, we practice aqua fit, aqua jogging and aquagym with our residents. The buoyancy of water relieves the joints, muscles, spine and intervertebral discs of the normal weight of the body. The daily load of our body weight on muscles and joints is reduced in water to about 10% of its normal weight.

Due to the exceptional climate in Thailand our swimming pools are usable all year round.

 

 

The traditional Thai massage called Nuad, which is the short form of Phaen Nuad Boran. It is one of the oldest traditional healing systems still practiced today. Nuad Phaen Boran translates to "a touch of ancient healing". Weekly massages improve the general well-being of residents and are part of the way of life.

Massages are performed by our certified staff in order to activate and release the natural forces inherent in the residents' body and achieve a state of perfect harmony.

Massages are performed in our massage room and spa in our residences.

Oil Massage: We serve you the best essential oils which are usually selected by residents based on their scent or promised effects.

Stream Herbal Massage: A kind of Thai massage in which the herbs are wrapped tightly in a cloth, heated by steam. Adding heat to the technique allows for a more powerful therapeutic massage. It is particularly indicated for deep muscle pain and joint pain.

 

Art therapy is a specialty of artistic activity that harnesses the power and effects of art in a therapeutic and humanitarian aim to relieve people suffering from physical, psychic, or socio-relational deficits.

Art therapy is indicated for vulnerable people who have difficulty expressing themselves and relating to others, which is why it can be a solution for disoriented people affected by Alzheimer's disease. Working with the "healthy part", the art therapist accompanies the patient towards well-being. In the creative process, the success of the patient participates in the restoration of self-esteem.

Art therapy can allow the patient to improve his depressive state, anxiety, to improve his attention, his socialization, his communication as well as his psychic state in general.

To create, the patient must make choices (color, tool, medium, etc.).

 

These choices increase cognitive work and self-esteem as well as autonomy.

Through this workshop, the resident can become an actor and not a spectator of what is happening around him, and reaffirm his identity.

 

Music relaxes and calms, but not only: it would also make it possible to bring back more or less old memories. According to a study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (http://www.j-alz.com/) it could slow down the degradation of the brain.

It would also help reduce depressive symptoms in some patients.

Patients who were musicians sometimes still know how to use their instruments even though they no longer communicate with those around them.

While this therapy has not been scientifically tested, more and more nursing homes are using it and seeing improvements in patients.

 

In neurodegenerative diseases, short-term memory is affected first. It is therefore important to exercise all aspects of memory to limit the progression of the disease.

This workshop aims to immortalize the patient's story: he will have to write and rewrite his story. In addition to making memory work, patients take up their story to reclaim it. Another benefit: it makes the patient happy to hear his story, to know that he is being talked about, and allows him to strengthen his feeling of existence.

 

In therapeutic gardens, patients can find small gestures, textures and smells that bring back memories. It is also a moment of sharing, exchange, communication.

The primary objective of this therapy is to stimulate cognitive functions in all directions to limit the progression of the pathology.

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But the patients do not just do gardening: the therapists set up complementary and fun exercises to stimulate them according to personalized objectives.

 

The use of essential oils helps to stimulate olfactory memory and reassure the patient.

The smells promote neuronal connections which will allow the patient to find distant memories and stimulate his cognition.

 

Balneotherapy is a form of rehabilitation that takes place in the water. The water in the pool is 32 °, for a depth of 1m20/1m40. A rehabilitation session in the water lasts 45 minutes, with a physiotherapist specializing in this type of rehabilitation permanently by your side.

Thanks to Archimedes' push, the body is lightened in the water. It is easier to move around without pain and without fear of injury. The stresses exerted on the joints are reduced. Exercises in water help to recover the mobility of your joints (shoulders, back, hips…). The range of motion improves, and the pain will gradually subside.

The resistance offered by water also helps strengthen the muscles of the body. This resistance can be modulated through the use of accessories such as boards, foam tubes, fins, foam dumbbells, etc.

Water at 32 ° has the effect of facilitating muscle relaxation. Indeed when we have pain, the muscles located around the painful area tend to contract. The use of multiple air and water jets, providing a deep massage and reactivating the circulation, facilitates this relaxation.

 

Light therapy is a psychiatric treatment offered for depression, circadian rhythm disturbances, and insomnia. It consists of exposing the eyes to light of specific intensity and light spectrum close to sunlight.

Origin

The therapeutic use of natural light in medicine dates back to the end of the 19th century. Its remarkable effect on the stimulation of the immune system and the fight against infections provoked the development of the first techniques of light therapy, rewarded, in 1903, by the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine is given to the Danish doctor Niels Ryberg Finsen. In France, the technique was popularized in the 1920s, among others by Jean Saidman, creator of famous revolving solariums in Aix-les-Bains, Vallauris, and Jamnagar (India) 1, and by the Biancani brothers.

The discovery of penicillin and mass vaccination campaigns made this approach less promising and it was almost forgotten.

It was not until 1984 that the use of light therapy in clinical psychiatry made its first appearance to treat seasonal depression. This discovery is made by Norman E. Rosenthal and his colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health in the United States.

For more than twenty years, several researchers around the world have explored this path for the treatment of seasonal depression, sleep disorders, and even non-seasonal depression3. But despite spectacular results, the recognition of this technique was extremely long, to the point of discouraging some researchers. Dr. Lam, the author of a large Canadian study on the subject, said: "It is a shame that so many people cannot have access to light therapy, just because doctors do not know what it is. treatment ".

It was not until 2005, after 20 years of indifference but faced with the evidence of the effectiveness of the treatment, that American colleges and professional associations of psychiatry finally officially recognized light therapy as an effective, first-line treatment. , against depression, certain sleep disorders, fatigue in multiple sclerosis and in Parkinson's disease, elderly and senile dementia, Alzheimer's disease.

 

Animal Assisted Therapy is a practice that offers a therapeutic method based on the positive exchange between Man and Animal. It is based on one of the oldest phenomena: the link that has been woven, for millennia, between Man and Animal.

The Animal does not have the right to speak, but it nevertheless manages to enter into a relationship with Man. Capable of attachment, he intrigues and arouses curiosity, without judging us. An ideal mediator in therapy.

For more information: https://aftaa.net

We use companion dogs as well as cats.

In the garden we have a large Koi carp pond with sixteen large Japanese Koi.

More and more hospitals for dependent elderly people are using pet therapy in addition to standard care protocols.

Also called "zootherapy", it is a structured playful game program assisted by dogs, birds, rabbits, turtles and many others (depending on the therapist and the care structure).

This therapy has not been scientifically validated, but caregivers have seen real benefits in patients. She thus has the gift of soothing patients who are often agitated, the animal relaxing the patient, reassuring him and giving him a feeling of security. It will also stimulate their senses, emotions, memories and communication.

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