Residents at Bristol nursing home Riversway were visited by a group of medical students recently to learn about the benefits of massage.
Debbie Manning, a trained reflexologist, and ten medical students, visited the home for lunch and to socialise, and Debbie gave a talk on the benefits of her therapy particularly for people with rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, and sufferers of stokes.
Debbie then carried out a demonstration and training session with the medical students and the activities team from Riversway, teaching the staff how to massage the hands and feet with creams and oils and teaching the meaning of reflexology itself.
Residents were then given massages, and the students were shown around the home to learn about life at Riversway.
Jan Wilkins, general manager at Riversway, said: “The day was a real success with the residents finding the massages very relaxing. We were so pleased with the visit that we’re now looking to offer this activity more often.”