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 MS Information and Therapy Centre is a small self-funded registered charity based in Frampton Road Gloucester. It is run by 1 part-time member of 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.
About Multiple Sclerosis (MS): MS is the most common Neurological condition affecting more than 100,000 people in the UK. At present it is incurable, and people living with the condition have to adapt to life with various different symptoms, where no two people are the same.
As a Centre we aim to provide guidance, support and various therapies for people with MS and any neurological problem. As well as supporting people living with MS, in 2016 we launched Glos O2 Therapy which enables us to help and support more people in our community with various other long term conditions including, but not limited to, ME, Fibromyalgia, CFS, Cancer and Autism. We also provide oxygen to aid in post-operative recovery and sports injuries.
The Centre is also used as a ‘social meeting place’. Here you, your family and carers can meet up with friends, relatives, and carers for help, support and information sharing or just a friendly chat. This is proving to be invaluable with the increasing anxieties associated with living with a long term condition. It is a haven for many to socialise no matter how limited their physical disabilities are and feel integrated back into the community. Carers can also take a much needed break.
The centre opens 5 days a week Monday to Friday 0900-1500. (Other times by appointment only).
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