Male resident, suffered early abuse and schizophrenic.

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyBase

Observed effect: "I use the mattress as a base where I can relax. In my daily life, I have many obsessive thoughts and a bad body image;  the mattress makes me calm enough to wind down and relax my muscles. It is nice that the effects last for some time after".

42-year old man, traumatic brain injury with pain and severe spasticity.

A sense-stimulating aid: Protac MyBase

Observed effect: One therapist says: "We use the mattress together with a ball blanket to promote his body awareness even more. It helps him to completely relax and we combine this with being able to stretch him better. When we stretch him, he stops humming which he always does otherwise, because he would get annoyed with being stretched".

Users in a Snoezelen room.

A sense-stimulating aid:
Protac MyBase

Observed effect: One occupational therapist says: "I use the mattress on the stable side, where you can sink down into the balls and kind of float on the mattress. We mostly use it together with a project/film and some relaxing music. I find that those who use it are able to relax completely. Those who have tried it before often look for it first thing when they come back. One user stopped talking as soon as she got onto the mattress. She normally talks constantly;  I understand that as a sign that she feels secure.

The therapists use it on the stable side and often in combination with the Protac Ball Blanket®. One woman with anxiety and brain damage needed help calming down and using the MyBase was the only thing that could get her to relax and actually get in touch with herself physically, without her focusing on her anxiety the entire time".

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