Górnośląskie Centrum Delfinoterapii

Dolphin therapy – this method involves children in playing with dolphins during which small patients make specific physical exercises. Ultrasounds emitted by dolphins infiltrate human tissues during such play and cause some small but beneficial changes to destroyed cells. Dolphins are interested in everything what is different about people: like prosthesis and cancers. They emit ultrasounds into those changed body parts regenerating distroyed tissues.
During that play with dolphins more endorphins are secreted. Endorphins are natural substances produced by pituitary gland. They lessen a pain, hunger and make breathing easier. They also have the influence on body thermoregulation. The effect of this therapy is sensational. It has helped over 15 thousand children especially these, suffering from autism. Children who could not say a word, presently speak, read and respond in real world. There are only 4 similar centers all over the world: in the Ukraine, the Israel, the USA and the Curacao (Islant beetwen Cuba and the Dominican Republic) It takes over one year to be admitted tosuch therapy centers.

Will to swim with dolphins is so strong that the small patients quickly and accurately perform all of the instructions given by rehabilitants. Very often to encourage children, especially autistic, to fun dolphin brings them balls and hula hop and softly nuzzle them. Child to get into the water can’t be aggressive, can’t have consciousness disorders and fears. Therapy program has to consist of at least 8 individual sessions with dolphin, 13-15 minutes each. The most often bottlenoses and belugas are used to the therapy.

Bottlenose dolphins are quick, agile and prying. They love playing with children, let them stroke themselves and put the hands into their muzzles. Tey eat with pleasure fish given to them by small patients.

Weighting even half of tonne belugas are calm, patient and composed. They swim to the patients carefully not making any rapid moves. Ultrasounds emitted by belugas are stronger that the ones emited by bottlenose dolphins.

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