Rachael Mason is a qualified Dental Nurse and Practice Manager. She had worked for her previous employer since leaving school in 1993. Rachael has varying qualifications in the dental field as well as managerial, employment and all clinical skills required for the job. Rachael is also a qualified ballet teacher and has been involved in the Scout Association since 1986, she enjoys the skills this provides to encourage young people into an exciting discipline.
GlosO2therapy works in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Information & Therapy Centre to help raise funds to support the charity.
The Multiple Sclerosis Information & Therapy Centre is a small self-funded registered charity based in Gloucester. It is run by part-time staff Rachael Mason (centre manager) and a team of volunteers, all promoting self help. We are financed entirely by donations and constant fund raising events.
We aim to provide help and support for people with MS and those with neurological problems. There is no cure for this disabling condition at this time and from funds raised we provide subsidised treatments for those who are able to use them, to help relieve their symptoms and improve quality of life.
The Centre is also used as a ‘Drop In’ by approximately 100 people at present with numbers rising as more government facilities start to close. Here they can meet up with friends, relatives, and carers for help and support, or just a friendly chat to share information with those who may not otherwise leave their homes. It is a haven for many to socialise no matter how limited their physical disabilities are and feel integrated back into the community. The Carers also can take a much needed break. The centre opens 5 days a week for 4 hrs per day.
The treatments we offer are:
I have been using the tank for several months now and it has provided relief with my symptoms of fatigue, poor mobility skills and balance. I did miss it while I was away on holiday.Marisol
The Physio Ian Weston thinks its a good idea to get some oxygen in to speed up the repair to my torn calf muscle and my first couple of times down there have been good.
I think it can knock a week or two off the predicted length of time I’ll be out and it has already started to feel noticeably better after the first session.Asa Hall
I started using the oxygen chamber a month after being diagnosed and have been using it every week now for three years. I find it gives me an energy boost for the week ahead and has helped my left leg with my walkingPete