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Oasis Spa and Wellness Centre gives back to the Thompson Home

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The Oasis Spa and Wellness Centre (formerly The Beauty Bar) has started its Laying Hands Programme at the Thompson Home for the elderly at Richmond Hill.

This is a programme of complimentary massages and treatments to the residents of the Thompson Home.{{more}}

“It is our way of using our training at the Oasis Spa and Wellness Centre to make others feel better and give

back to society,” said Manager Monique Arthur-Tash who added that the elderly are often prone to depression due to loneliness, bereavement and health issues and a massage can promote a sense of physical and mental well-being.

Often the elderly grow unaccustomed to the comfort of physical touch as they age. Massage also promotes circulation, joint mobility and supple muscles, which help to prevent injury and ill-health, said the manager.

The programme and its name Laying Hands is a biblical reference to the healing of the apostles and according to Arthur-Tash, was an appropriate name for a programme that promotes the healing properties of massage.

The Thompson Home has 19 residents.

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