Origin and Development of Co-ordination & Massage for Dyslexia

The co-ordination exercise programme of this therapy originated at the Professional School of
Body Works, Israel. From there the Elbaum Approach was developed as an integrative
therapeutic methodology aimed at the treatment of a wide range of learning and functional
Further development of this therapy with the addition of the special acupressure and massage
therapy has been at the Axelsons Gymnastic Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Axelsons Institute
is Scandanivia’s largest and most renowned complementary medicine college. The Axelsons
Institute works extensively in all areas of society throughout Northern Europe to spread the
knowledge and understanding of the importance and many benefits of massage and touch
Physical Therapist Katie Losty is trained by Ann-Chatrine Jonsson, Project leader for Massage
& Learning at the Institute and is affiliated to Axelsons as Practitioner and Course facilitator for
Co-ordination & Massage for Dyslexia here in Ireland.

Research in the area of Co-ordination & Massage for Dyslexia Treatment

Articles and testimonies in the area of Co-ordination & Massage for Dyslexia Treatment

Click here for information on a current research project with Trinity College,
Dublin (request research findings report by mailing katielosty@eircom.net)
Click here for information on research into massage therapy
Click here for information on research to study the effectiveness of the
Co-ordination & Massage for Dyslexia programme on treatment recipients.
Click here for Irish times article, dated 20th November 2000 by Sylvia
Thompson, titled 'Importing the peaceful touch'
Click here for Image Health Magazine article, dated September 2002 by
Kathryn Holmquist, titled 'Hands on Help'
Click here for The Sunday Tribune article, dated 6th May 2001 by Kate
O'Flaherty, titled 'Teaching kids how to learn'
Click here for Testimonies