The concept of a Snoezelen environment was developed in The Netherlands some thirty years ago, and its use has gradually spread throughout the world in a wide range of situations within health, education and social service settings. The basic concept was intended to provide people who have sensory and learning disabilities with appropriate relaxation and leisure facilities.
Snoezelen aims to create an atmosphere of trust and relaxation through pleasurable sensory experiences. When you enter Snoezelen, everything you see, hear, smell or touch is designed to stimulate an active response, encouraging a feeling of being in control of your own environment and being able to explore at your own pace.
Exciting and varied effects are created using projected images, fibre optics, bubble tubes, tactile objects and gentle music.