What is MS?

Much about MS remains a mystery even though it is the most common disease of the central nervous system, with varying degrees of severity. Its path is unpredictable. No-one knows why people get MS and every case is different. Certainly, people react differently to its diagnosis. We understand these feelings and problems and would like to share our experiences.

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?

People react in different ways. Some people feel shattered. Some still don’t believe it. Others are desperately determined to fight. Some are just bewildered. However you feel, contact The Gloucestershire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre now. Here you will find all the information, the advice, and the practical help you need. We know. We’ve all tried as individuals. Together we now have the resources to get what we need. If you have had MS for some time and haven’t contacted us, why not do it now? At the Centre we put all the services and the help you need together.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

The Centre is run by people with MS, for people with MS and other physical problems.

We believe in self-help. Often, when people call in, they learn a good deal about their condition simply by chatting and sharing experiences with others. There is a range of information available and if we’re not able to answer your questions, we will do our best to find out. We are in touch with all the Therapy Centres and research units in the UK. There are therapies available which might help: it is up to YOU to decide.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine.  Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.  Acupuncture is often seen as a form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM).

Beautician

Available on site for manicures, pedicures, waxing and various other beauty treatments.

Group Exercise Class

Move more and build a healthier and fitter body and mind with this fitness class, incorporating exercises and weights for all abilities.

High Dosage Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen treatment provides you with 100% pure medical grade oxygen, under pressurised conditions in a baro chamber delivered through a mask.  Normally your lungs absorb oxygen through the air we breathe but some conditions can prevent you from absorbing enough oxygen. For further information on Oxygen Therapy visit our website www.gloso2therapy.org.uk

Massage

Massage improves the tone of muscles and helps circulation.  Massage works and acts on the body with pressure.  Massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, forearms or a device (e.g hot stones).  The purpose of massage is generally the treatment of body stress or pain.

Physiotherapy

Exercise and stimulation can help you maintain mobility. Our physiotherapist will work with you to develop a personal programme for you.

Other Activities & Therapies

We regularly have other alternative therapies and activities available in our centre.  Please contact us directly for a full list of what is currently on offer.  This can include, but is not limited to: The Alexander Technique, Art Therapy, Gong Therapy, Parent & Child Meet and Reiki.

Contact us by email info@glosmsinfo.org.uk and we can send full details and information on how to access our therapies.

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