EHPAD Château de Beaurecueil
The Snoezelen approach with Zerobody
The centre adopts the “Snoezelen” approach, a therapeutic intervention that aims to promote the well-being of the person through the controlled stimulation of the five senses.
In the early years of its development, Snoezelen treatment was intended for the developmental age, in particular for children with attention difficulties, hyperactivity, mental retardation, autism and severe disabilities; it was later extended to treat learning difficulties and psychiatric adult patients, and recently in the treatment of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Zerobody fits perfectly into this context, offering patients the regenerative power of dry float therapy, the only therapy in the world capable of producing the psycho-physical benefits of gravity reduction.
The advantages of Zerobody
Being able to offer the benefits of floating therapy in a “dry” format is a great advantage for staff, who find it easier not to have to undress, wet, dry and dress patients.
In addition, as Zerobody is free of contraindications and safe to use, it perfectly meets the practical and functional needs of the medical team.
Although Zerobody has been installed in an area of the facility dedicated to Alzheimer’s patients, its use is not limited to residents only. Even the staff themselves sometimes use Zerobody as a moment of psycho-physical regeneration, for example on the occasion of staff wellness days, organized once a year.