Alpacotherapy is a field of animal therapy with the participation of alpacas to assist in the motor and mental rehabilitation of disabled people.
The alpaca is a beautiful, herbivorous mammal of the camel family, living in South America. It is little known in Poland, which makes contact with it an unforgettable experience. She has a calm, gentle nature, gentle disposition, and is extremely intelligent. Alpacas are not afraid of people, on the contrary, they are curious and love company.
The basis of alpaca therapy is direct, therapeutic contact with a friend. Through playing, stroking and feeding, patients open up, relax and are more willing to perform exercises. Touch has a profound effect on emotions: it calms, reduces anxiety or stress. Communing with these warm, soft animals teaches to build relationships in a climate of calm and trust. Therapy can take place in the form of spontaneous meetings or organized activities. Free play overcomes fears, stimulates the senses and encourages activity.