Relaxation: The state of being free from tension and anxiety. An absence of stress, anger or fear.
For those with sensory processing difficulties linked to their autism, ADHD or Asperger's, or for people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, dementia or conditions such as cerebral palsy that can induce a high level of frustration, it can often be very difficult to relax. A state of relaxation is linked to mental wellbeing, helping the processing of thoughts and understanding of the world.
It is also linked to physical wellbeing, since being unable to relax means the body is constantly subjected to high levels of stress hormones which can cause damage to all systems of the body if not regulated. It is therefore vital for a person's health that they are able to relax. A sensory room with can have an incredibly soothing and calming effect on us which in turn relaxes us. Once exposed to the calming lights, images and sounds, and even tactile sensations, vibrations and aromas, an individual can relax, engage and focus on their surroundings instead of the anxious thoughts in their head. Setting up a sensory room in your school, home or facility may improve the quality of life and provide the much needed sensory retreat and relaxation needed. All the multisensory environments and resources listed below are perfect for creating a safe space to get away from overwhelming situations and anxious thoughts, and for providing a soothing atmosphere to induce a state of calm and relaxation. Alternatively, if you'd like assistance in creating the perfect relaxing environment for your users, contact us today.