Sea Sense is Concrete Youth’s new sensory, story massage programme, in partnership with The Deep, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). On a monthly basis, Concrete Youth’s multi-sensory specialists will deliver an original, sea-themed story massage for a group of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, who will enjoy the session from the comfort of yoga mats, whilst surrounded by the creatures of The Deep. Hoists will be provided for those who require one during transfer.
Sea Sense will utilise story massage. Story Massage combines the benefits of agreed positive touch using story, rhyme or song. The technique contains ten simple massage strokes that can be used in different ways throughout different story massage sessions. It supports learning and communication through play and positive touch. Our team will deliver an original, sea-themed story each session and guide carers through the massage techniques and strokes that they need to deliver throughout the story. All massage techniques will complement the story and correspond with the characters that are being described. For this reason, we recommend one carer per participant with PMLD.
Contact The Deep to find out the start time 01482 381000
Visit The Deep, Hull’s award-winning aquarium and be taken on a journey through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into the vast open oceans, down to the darkest depths, through the chilly Kingdom of ice and into the future. The Deep is home to spectacular animals including sharks and stingrays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical reef fish, Loggerhead sea turtles a colony of Gentoo penguins, and much more to keep all ages entertained. Take a walk through the viewing tunnel and ride in the glass lift through the 10 metre Endless Ocean tank. Little nippers can enjoy the interactive magic floor, fossil brushing station and designing their own sea creature at Digi:Sea. The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Annual Pass. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website. Please note that all tickets must be pre booked online (including Annual Pass holders). Access at The Deep The Deep is fully accessible and offers a wide range of access aids to assist visitors with additional needs. These include audio and Braille guides, large print leaflets, foreign language leaflets, social stories, mobility aids and a Changing Places facility. Please visit the website for more details.
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