Oxley supports National Glaucoma Awareness Week

GlaucomaThe Treatment Room at Oxley Sports Centre in Sherborne, Dorset is supporting Glaucoma Awareness Week, which takes place from 10th – 16th June, with a Free Therapy Day on Monday 10th June.

The Free Therapy Day will include Mini Massages and Bowen therapy with experienced practitioner Joy Weafer. Spaces are limited and advance booking is required. Sam Hetreed operations manager of Oxley, comments: “Whilst there will be free treatments on offer, the day is aimed to raise awareness of Glaucoma as with an ageing population it could affect many people in our local area. There are no painful or obvious early symptoms and so it can often creep up on us. We hope lots of guests will be able to join us to raise awareness.”

Glaucoma-poster-SMALLGlaucoma affects about a quarter of a million people in England and Wales. Estimates vary, but about one in 100 people over 40 years old, and one in 10 people over 75 years of age, are living with the most common form: chronic open-angle glaucoma.

Joy Weafer adds: “Every so often I like to do a charity day, during which I offer free ‘mini’ sessions whilst raising money for charity, raising awareness and giving people a little bit of time out. I am aware of the good work done by the International Glaucoma Association and wanted to support the awareness week, it is all about personal health, well-being and having as much information as possible to ensure we look after ourselves”.

To book your place call Joy Weafer on 07714 205968 or email: [email protected]


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