NEW ACTIVITY SESSIONS

Flower Arranging

Regardless of age, everyone loves to have fun, and older people are no exception. Having a good laugh and sharing enjoyable activities can be a wonderful way to stay actively engaged in life especially those who have a love of the garden. We offer flower arranging sessions using both  fresh flowers and artificial ones.

We get the group to make individual displays or can create a group display that be displayed in the care home.

We provide all materials and our sessions run for 1 hour.
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Nail Manicures

We offer a proper manicure service which includes file and shape, hand soak, cuticle tidy and cleaning under the nails and painting of nails in any colour from our wide choice available.

We can do a set group or work one to one.
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Aromatherapy Hand & Foot Massage

Hand & Foot Aromatherapy Massage can be particularly beneficial to the elderly and those with dementia to help de-stress them when combined with the effects of essential oils. The oils are absorbed through the skin, into the circulatory system, where they are carried to specific sites around the body. An aromatherapy hand or foot massage is a deeply therapeutic experience which can be enjoyed by anybody whilst sitting in a chair.
The essential oils can also help to lift one’s mood and help sharpen memory.
I can offer group and individual massages.
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Basket Weaving Session  

A wonderful fun session  involving making simple baskets by weaving and also place mats. This is a popular activity and is fun. It promotes dexterity, stimulates and once again encourages residents to try something different.

Suits all levels of ability.

All materials are included and the sessions lasts for 1 hour.   
Jewellery Making

Using brightly coloured chunky beads this sessions will keep hands and minds active.A variety of items are created such as bracelets, necklaces, key rings,bag charms, etc. Helps practise fine motor skills through the threading of the beads. Once again an activity that is suitable for all levels and brings much enjoyment and creativity out.

Also pretty boxes are decorated to place the finished jewellery into as well.

All materials are provided for the session and included in the session cost. Session lasts for an hour.

 

Candle Making

Using a revolutionary wax that requires no heating, dyes or melting. residents simply use their hands to mold the wax into their desired candle shape. This is a very tactile activity , good for dexterity and helping residents once again try something they may never of experienced before.

All materials are included in our session and this session would run for one hour.

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Fascinator Making  Sessions

Using brightly coloured  feathers, beads, materials ,other accessories and imagination, we encourage participants to be creative and design their own display which  will keep hands and minds active.Helps practise fine motor skills . Once again an activity that is suitable for all levels and brings much enjoyment and creativity out.

All materials are provided for the session and included in the session cost. Session lasts for an hour.fas

Pom Pom Making Sessions

A wonderful fun session  involving making pom poms. This is a popular activity and is fun. It promotes dexterity, stimulates and once again encourages residents to try something different.

All sort of creations can be made from pom poms from decorations to fluffy animals characters.

Suits all levels of ability.

All materials are included and the sessions lasts for 1 hour.   

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Clay Modelling Sessions

A wonderful fun session  involving rolling out and moulding clay  into wonderful creations. This is a very  popular activity and is fun. It promotes dexterity, stimulates and once again encourages residents to try something different and use their imagination.

Suits all levels of ability.

All materials are included and the sessions lasts for 1 hour.

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Salt Dough Activity Sessions

Regardless of age, everyone loves to have fun, and older people are no exception. Having a good laugh and sharing enjoyable activities can be a wonderful way to stay actively engaged in life especially those who  love using their hands and creating things. We offer  salt dough sessions, the texture is very soft and easy to use and can  be made into either models , decorations and plaques.

It promotes dexterity, stimulates and once again encourages residents to try something different.

We provide all materials and our sessions run for 1 hour.
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Dried Flower Art Session
Using real dried flowers  we encourage participants to be creative and design beautiful floral arrangements which are made into pictures,book marks  and  keepsakes.
Very good for dexterity and getting the creative juices flowing.
We provide all materials and our sessions run for 1 hour.
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Weave Loom Session

A wonderful fun session  involving making simple woven pieces of material by weaving  on a simple loom base. This is a popular activity and is fun. It promotes dexterity, stimulates and once again encourages residents to try something different.

Suits all levels of ability.

All materials are included and the sessions lasts for 1 hour.   
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Design a Fan Session
We provide a wonderful interactive session of reminiscence and art as we go through our wonderful array of fans we have in our collection, share memories and the history of fans. The session is finished off by everyone designing their own fan. This session is one and half hours and all materials are included. Promotes creativity, dexterity and is suitable for all levels.

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Birthday, Anniversary, Valentines Day, WW2 and Decade themed Vintage Tea Parties

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We are delighted to offer an authentic vintage tea party experience using our beautiful vintage china and offering a themed tea party. We are able to combine any of our reminiscence box themes for you, for your residents to create a truly memorable experience.


Bird Lover’s Experience

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For anyone who loves birds, we provide a session going through the birds of the UK, we have replica birds eggs to be looked at and handled,a real bird’s nest, bird song to listen to and a host of other things of interest. We finish the session off by making our own individual bird fat balls. All materials are included in the session cost.
This is a great session for residents to reconnect with their passion for the outside and discuss wildlife.

Design Your Own Mug Session!

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This is a great session. We provide the mugs and the designs and pens and paints and away you go!
A very popular session, allows residents to express their creative side and design their own personal mug or even give it away as a present. Great for dexterity and stimulation of the mind.
All materials are provided for this session and included in the cost.


Stained Glass Effect Art Session

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Using wax crayons, imagination, dried flowers and leaves we show the residents how to create a stunning piece of art that has a stained glass window effect when stuck to a window and light comes through.
Great for stimulation and creativity. All materials provided and included in the cost of this session.

Mobile Massage Spa Service

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We are delighted to offer a mobile spa service , we come to you. This has proved very popular and Ann Marie has completed her training in various massage therapy techniques and offers the following massage service to all care homes. Fully DBS checked and Insured.

Aromatherapy Massage

Hand & Foot Aromatherapy Massage can be particularly beneficial to the elderly and those with dementia to help de-stress them when combined with the effects of essential oils. The oils are absorbed through the skin, into the circulatory system, where they are carried to specific sites around the body. An aromatherapy hand or foot massage is a deeply therapeutic experience which can be enjoyed by anybody whilst sitting in a chair.
The essential oils can also help to lift one’s mood and help sharpen memory.

Benefits Of Aromatherapy Massage:-
Can introduce a state of relaxation and rejuvenation
Relaxes tight and tense muscles
Aids natural quality sleep
Encourages the interchange of tissue fluids
Stimulates blood and lymph circulation
Reduces tension
Relieves pain, both specific and general

Price List
Full Body £20 (45 minutes)

Hand and Arm £6 (15 minutes)

Back and Shoulder £10 (25 minutes)

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Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area. The technique releases muscle tension and stimulates circulation. This fully oxygenates the cells. It also stretches and mobilises the tissues of the neck and shoulders and stimulates lymphatic drainage.
It stimulates and improves scalp circulation which helps to promote texture combined with strength and growth of hair, it relaxes the scalp and tones up subcutaneous muscles thus helping to relieve headaches, eye strain and to focus concentration.
The technique soothes, comforts and harmonises the body’s natural balance, so helping to promote physical and psychological well being leaving you with a feeling of peace and tranquillity.

Indian Head Massage – 25 Minute Session – £10.00
Aromatherapy Indian Head Massage – 25 Minute Session – £11.00

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Reflexology is a unique and relaxing foot massage, working on pressure points in the feet that correspond to areas in the body. It has beneficial effect on health, mentally and physically.
Benefits Of Reflexology
Normalise the circulation of blood and lymph
Increase the supply of oxygen and nutrients to tissues
Increase removal of waste from tissues
Balance activity of organs and glands
Promote deep relaxation

Price List

Foot Reflexology 30 minute session £ 16

Hand Reflexology 20 minute session £10

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What is a Hot Stone Massage?

This is a unique form of massage using heated Basalt Stones of different sizes to massage the body.
It combines heat with similar techniques used in Swedish Massage. i.e. effleurage, petrissage, friction but also with the Stone placing. Piezoelectric effects by stone tapping and combing.
The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscles, which relaxes them and so less pressure is needed to carry out the massage.
It also has the effect of one stroke of the stone being equal to 10 – 15 hand massaging strokes.
The heated volcanic stones transfer their thermal energy deep inside the body stimulating micro-circulations, cell functions, metabolism and tissue repair.
The Stones also contain a kinetic energy due to their vibrations. This vibrational energy moves between the stones and the client’s body. Negative energy is released as the vibrations move in and out of the body.
Complete homoeostasis is achieved as the body facilitates self-healing and repair.

Benefits and Effects of Hot Stone Massage
Increases blood circulation
Metabolism increases and with it the rate at which the body processes food and eliminates toxins
Aids lymphatic drainage by eliminating toxins
Relaxation from the heat and energy of the stones
Can create a feeling of well-being
Helps to relieve stress & tension, relieving mental and physical fatigue
Helps re-hydrate the skin through use of oils
The heat from the stones helps to loosen the muscle enabling improved flexibility
The heat from the stones penetrates deep into the muscles and continues for some time after the massage

Cost for Full Body Hot Stone Massage £25

Back and Shoulders £15

bamboo-massage

Warm bamboo massage uses solid bamboo sticks of different lengths and diameters to massage the body. The sticks are gently warmed and applied to give deep and long massage strokes to break down tension and stretch tight muscles.

This treatment is used with hot stones as well and will relax tight muscles and release stress and tension.

Back and Shoulders £17
Full Body £27

Review received-

Ann-Marie comes to the grange rest home, where I reside, to carry out different activities with the residents here. She also does massages for people and this is why I see her once a week on a Wednesday. She offers full body massage, Indian head massage, hot stones/bamboo sticks massages and reflexology. In the past I have had a full body massage but mainly I have a back, neck and shoulders and Indian head massage.

I really enjoy these treatments from Ann-Marie and I would say that they have had a positive impact on my physical wellbeing. I think that all older people would benefit greatly from having some sort of treatment on a weekly basis, because it allows them to have some 1:1 time and it is a peaceful and relaxing experience.

Janet Guest, The Grange Rest Home, Hove.

Ann Marie is a very talented lady who has trained endlessly and now helps people like me, very disabled with her aromatherapy massage which has helped loosen my muscles and eased a great deal of pain. Also her kindness and care for all. She does for so many, I hope we will see Ann Marie around for a very long time. Thank you.
Chris George, Hollywynd Care Home, Worthing.