The Association for Mentally & Physically Challenged Children in Israel



SHALVA's hydrotherapy center serves hundreds of babies, children and teenagers with special needs from around the country. With the help of the professional team, the children learn how to trust themselves, their bodies and the society around them. Studies show that water therapy is a significant tool in assisting children with special needs in several areas: motor and sensory stimulation, muscle toning, improved flexibility and development of social skills. The Hydrotherapy Center has the best and most professional staff in the country, achieving significant breakthroughs every day.

Hydrotherapy activity provides significant support for the family as well. The intimacy of this activity encourages the participating mothers to support and encourage one another.

The Hydrotherapy Center is designed especially for the special needs population. There is a large range of treatment alternatives, and the therapeutic environment caters to different types of disabilities as well as various levels of capability.

 A mother holding her baby in the water contributes towards forming a stronger bond between the two.

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