A charity that helps ease the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, cancer and pain sufferers by giving them ‘extra’ oxygen is unveiling its new therapy and drop-in support centre today.
The Oxygen Therapy Centre will support people suffering with both neurological and long-term health problems, including fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, strokes, and wounds.
Their ‘grand opening’ is taking place from 11:00 today, unveiling the charity’s new building and providing an open day for islanders looking to find out more about the available services.
The centre’s prime offering will be oxygen therapy, which allows the patient to breathe in pure oxygen in order to help with healing an infection or to increase blood supply to damaged tissue.
Comprising a pressurised barochamber, the centre creates specific treatments for individuals depending on the condition they suffer from and there are a range of other support services and therapies available.
The centre also offers exercise programmes, guided meditation and massages.
Pictured: The centre also offers meditation and relaxation therapies.
The centre will be named after the man responsible for setting up MS Therapy Centres in the 1980s and until last year served as the Honorary Medical Advisor to the MS National Therapy Centres, Professor Philip James.
He'll be on the island this weekend to officially open the building, which will be known as ‘Philip James House’.
Of the opening, Development and Operations Manager of the centre, Tori Ducker, said: “We're delighted to formally open our doors this weekend, to raise greater awareness of our services offered to the local community, and to celebrate the charity’s great work to date.”
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