Touch Trust Session Leaders in school have undertaken comprehensive training at the Touch Trust which is based in the Millennium Centre Cardiff. To enable Touch Therapy to be included in the curriculum the school has to become an accredited Touch Trust Provider and session leaders are required to undertake an annual quality assurance validation.
Touch Therapy is a specialist holistic therapy programme which helps alleviate stress, improve communication, promote wellbeing, builds confidence and self- esteem, encourages relaxation, and promotes a sensory curriculum.
The Touch Trust creative movement programme is based on the work of Rudolf Laban (modern dance). The success of the creative movement programme has been achieved through a simple structure which can be adapted to suit pupils of all abilities, ages and needs.
The approach used during Touch Therapy Sessions is very much a person centred approach. The programme allows pupils to move at their own level and provides the opportunity to explore authentic sound and movement in a positive and nurturing environment while working through the six sections of the session.
During these sessions pupils will experience a wide variety of music e.g. cultural and from different eras. Have opportunities to experience a range of different musical instruments, breathing, massage and relaxation techniques. Through the exploration of movement and sound pupils begin to build up a positive body image, enhanced self-esteem and wellbeing.
Some key aspects of the session include; enjoyment, enlivenment, self-worth, relaxation, massage, the giving of and receiving praise and encouragement and the sense of belonging to a group/partnership.
Rebound Therapy involves the use of trampolines to provide therapeutic exercise and recreation for people with a wide range of special needs.
Rebound Therapy is used to facilitate movement, promote balance, promote an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promote relaxation, promote sensory integration, improve fitness and exercise tolerance, and to improve communication skills.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise carried out in a specially heated pool. The water is approximately 34 degrees Celsius. The combination of extra heat and the buoyancy of the water provide a relaxing medium in which pain relieving exercises can be carried out and thus improve general fitness levels. The level of exercise can be adjusted according to the age and abilities of the pupils.
The Benefits of our Hydrotherapy pool
- Improving and maintaining the range of joint movement
- Helping muscles to relax
- Helping to relieve pain
- Reducing pressure on weight bearing joints while exercising
- Facilitating rehabilitation
Cwm Cycling is a service that we use that provides bicycles, mountain bikes and specially adapted bikes, trikes, and go-karts for hire on a safe cycle route at Rhondda Sports Centre, and the neighbouring Gelligaled Park.
All pupils enjoy the cycling and learning about the benefits of keeping ourselves fit and healthy.
Cwm Cycling Rhondda is also open to the public during holidays and is a fantastic facility for all to enjoy.