Sensory rooms were first developed in the Netherlands (which is where the reference to Snoezelen therapy or treatment originates) in the 1970s, when experts successfully combined music, aromas and lighting to better the behavior of their challenging patients. Since then, sensory rooms have become recognized worldwide for their health benefits to both adults and children alike, as well as to those who suffer from various disabilities.
Sensory rooms are now used by many schools, nurseries, hospitals and other types of healthcare and rehabilitation facilities in order to create a relaxing atmosphere by use of sensory equipment such as bubble tubes. Together, the sensory components work together to encourage clients to feel calm by focusing on their surroundings.
By using various colors, sensory rooms are designed to help create a calm and relaxed atmosphere to those suffering from stress and other related conditions, sensory rooms also promote the development of life skills and other health benefits such as hand-eye co-ordination and much more.
For clients suffering from visual impairment, dark rooms are used to enhance the variation of dark and bright colors. It is also common practice for sensory rooms and dark rooms to be found in the same establishment.
The sensory rooms offered by Experia are designed to meet specific requirements, making them one of the top experts in this industry today. Ideally the rooms will already be darkened with little noise and other distractions.
The various elements that are often known to be used in sensory rooms to enhance the clients experience include things that play on their senses. This will therefore include things that they can feel, see, hear, smell and taste such as music and aromas, in order to touch on all of their senses simultaneously.
Once the sensory rooms are prepared, clients can then enter them totally relaxed with a sense of control. It also allows individuals with a disability to have a positive effect on the environment around them and not feel distracted during their experience.
Not only do Experia offer some of the most highly sought after sensory rooms in the market, but they also provide a unique range of other high quality related sensory equipment. They currently have several sensory and multi-sensory carts available which can be specially made to include other sensory enhancing equipment such as bubble tubes, sound systems, aromatherapy products, image projectors, scented lotions and soft textured objects for the clients to touch.
Furthermore, the company have developed a range of Sensory Room Packages (or bundles) for those looking for a quick and easy solution to a purchasing a sensory room. Each package has been developed together with one of the worlds leading Occupational Therapists to suit a specific purpose.
These packages are ideal for schools, nursing homes and hospices. Some of the leading sensory bundles include the Superactive Sensory Room bundle, the Sensory Corner Bundle and the Sensory Bathroom Bundle.
For more information on sensory rooms and all of the sensory products available today visit the Experia Sensory Equipment website.