The Dolphin Therapy for Sophie the end of September/beginning of October 2014 was very enjoyable for all of us. The therapy was successful. Sophie’s body is no longer quite so tense. Her gait pattern is improved, she is able to concentrate better, and also her fine motor skills, for instance when coloring, are vastly improved.
Olivia had dolphin therapy in September 2014. Our expectations were not high, I just hoped, that even if I do not see changes in her behavior, maybe something changes inside her. It was not important to me to see a miracle, more important was, that she could understand and feel the world better after therapy. One was sure – she will love those 2 weeks with dolphins
Before going to Marmaris we got many help from Elena by e-mail, our questions were answered even before asking them. Our little special needs were answered with good nature. Read the rest of this entry
I have off and dad too, Leni and Hanni have to go to school. At home we get everything ready for Turkey. As promised, Hanni may cut dad’s hair. She opts for a short hairstyle with BD logo for Big Daddy at the back. In the evening there is a school concert of Hanni and Leni in the City Theatre. Hanni plays horn and Leni plays tuba. Read the rest of this entry
Jillian is a girl suffering from a genetic error on the 23rd chromosome. She is not able to talk (she can only make phonetic sounds) and has strong muscle hypotonia as well as a mental disability. She did her second dolphin therapy in summer 2012 – after we already made a really positive experience in 2009 we did not go into the second therapy with all too great expectations.
Anna F. Rohrbeck’s impressions of the Combi Course Craniosacral Therapy with Dolphins
A very special workshop: Holistic treatment of children, insights into dolphin therapy
I am back from a magical trip: a workshop in the Turkish Aegean.
The focus of this workshop was holistic treatment of children with various physical and mental difficulties and illnesses. We treated and supported them alongside a group of wonderful therapists and coaches.
This was the first stay with the dolphins that Melanie herself wanted. Over a year ago she wrote: “I would like to go see the dolphins once again”. When asked why, she says, “Because they are the only ones who can look in my soul”.
Our daughter would like to thank all those who have contributed with large and small donations and with loving assistance to the success. Read the rest of this entry
In June of 2014 one of my dreams came true. I’ve always wanted to meet a dolphin and swim with him. During our summer vacation in 2014, I and my husband were able to spend a wonderful day in the Dolphin Therapy Center in Marmaris.
Axel Linke’s team greeted us warmly and accompanied us relaxed and happy through the day. Time and again we were able to observe the care and love with which they work with the animals.
As preparation, the trainers gave us much information about the dolphins, and contact with the animals was handled step by step. The dolphins appeared quite calm and curious to us. Axel Linke also provided us with much background information regarding the Dolphin Therapy Center and dolphin therapy.
The final high point of the day was swimming with the dolphin that was part of my program “Dolphin Trainer for a Day”. Because I was able to experience the atmosphere around the dolphin all day long, the dolphin swim was an extremely intensive experience for me.
The impression we came away with was the competence and love with which the dolphins are treated. The well-being of the dolphins is ensured by great attention to their needs.
A big Thank You to Axel Linke and his team for an unforgettable day in the Dolphin Therapy Center Marmaris!
If you want to get in touch with that family concerning dolphin therapy related questions please contact us.
For me it was already the sixth dolphin therapy back to back. It was a little bit exhausting for me because I was having either physiotherapy or cranial therapy afterwards. The therapy has always helped me very much after six months. Then I was also able to concentrate more easily and to improve my ability to learn. I personally always thought the therapy was super because I could do so much with the dolphins. Read the rest of this entry
The therapy was very, very successful for Johannes! He was able to improve significantly once again in all areas. His focus improved, he refined his gross and fine motor skills, his stubbornness decreased, speech comprehension improved, he is able to convert verbal information significantly faster, and he tries more and more to apply the words that he learnt.
He was also able to perfect the numbers and colors. Read the rest of this entry
Written by Gerd Sachse
Dolphin Therapy from 7. May 2007 to 21. May 2007 in Marmaris
My name is Gerd, I am 46 years old and suffer from Muscular distrophy (HSMN II) since I was 5.
I have always been searching for relief from this muscle illness and at the beginning of this year I became interested in Dolphin Therapy. So I looked it up in Google. I read everything about dolphin therapy that I could in the whole net and compared the different offers. Axel and his team was at the top of the list. At the beginning of March I made an application and couldn’t believe it that I was able to come to Marmaris on May 7. This was just after the opening of the Therapy Centre. I thought about it for 3 days, but then I confirmed the date . Although it was only 8 weeks away, time dragged. But the date arrived ‐ 7 Mai 2007. Read the rest of this entry