We are finally getting around to sending you a little report about the dolphin therapy for our Lutz. Three months have already gone by since our return, and daily life is again making full demands on us.
But what will remain forever are the wonderful memories of our time in Antalya. To put it briefly: it was a huge success!
It has already been five days since we came back. How to put into words this extraordinary week and our experience with dolphins? It certainly is a difficult task…
The dolphin therapy first and foremost! Because that was the purpose of this trip. Because we hoped without expecting much. Because it was infinitely better than what we expected. Because it was just indescribable, because all six of us felt the effects!
It was very impressive to watch our three little guys, both anxious and excited at the prospect of meeting these large marine animals. Flip, Benoit’s dolphin, measures a little over a whopping 3 meters!
Diego, our youngest, would have happily waved us goodbye to go swim alone in the sea with Daisy “my own dauphin” as he called it. We watched him tame Daisy with incredible ease and learn to control his movements and impulsivity so as to not see Daisy swim away from him. Read the rest of this entry »
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 Antalya 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 »
Dolphin Therapy from 7. May 2007 to 21. May 2007 in Antalya
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 Antalya 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 »
We were there!!!! The journey to Turkey was very exciting for us because both kids hadn’t flown on a plane before. Thank God everything worked out without problems.
On the first day we had the meeting with our dolphin-therapist Barbara. She explained which therapies would be executed. There were three therapies, physical therapy, cranio-sacral therapy and of course Luke’s dolphin lady „Daisy“. Read the rest of this entry »
The half-paralyzed girl from Neustadt was able to swim with dolphins. The therapy shows its first successes.
Careful, this is crawling! Dolphin lady Daisy is tenderly tickling Marie’s feet. The half-paralyzed girl was able to work with specially trained animals in water in Turkey. They might see each other again next year.
The wet snout is tickling Marie’s feet. The six-year old girl is especially ticklish there. No respect is being paid to that. Marie is supposed to simply laugh.
Hello Everyone, I wanted to send you more videos when we got back home.
We have been back since Friday, we are overjoyed because we can really see how Timo develops with every new day. On the last day there were cuddly dolphins for the kiddies, (thanks once again to the team for that) and what can I say: Timo actually said “Daisy”, he hasn’t repeated it but it gave us soooo much hope.
It was a wonderful time we spent with the team of the Dolphin Therapy Centre in Antalya, a superb Team, one that really works with heart and soul. Many thanks once again.
So, it is now time for the Report of our third Dolphin Therapy, from 09.09 – 23.09.2011, in the ONMEGA Dolphin Therapy Center in Antalya, Turkey!
After the very, very good experiences we had in the Dolphin Therapy Center in 2008 and 2009, we were certain that we would return. In December our bookings were made and we were already looking forward……
On 09.09.2011 at long last the time had come, the aircraft flew us south, to the dolphins !!
As Leon had his therapy bicycle with him this time, we had booked a special Transfer through the Therapy Center, which worked very well. After a short wait we drove from the airport in Dalaman straight to the Club Turban Hotel in Antalya. We were so pleased with the Hotel last time we decided to stay there again. Everything there is suitable for children and the disabled, and the staff is really kind.
The weather was, apart from 2 rainy afternoons, super; sunshine and a temperature of 40°C, not so hot as in July. Just right for us after the bad Summer we had at home.
After 2 days relaxing on the beach, on Monday we started Leon’s therapy program. We had met Barbara on the platform the day before….. Leon recognized Barbara straight away, we were all happy and the atmosphere was warm and friendly as it had been in previous years. As if we had never left. Read the rest of this entry »