Why Mime?

Using mime as a therapeutic tool can help people with Parkinson’s override many of the annoying symptoms. Mime provides practical tools that can immediately be put into practice. This may help people with Parkinson’s improve the day to day quality of their lives, and manage challenging symptoms more effectively. Mime techniques are fun, easy to learn, highly customizable, require no specialized equipment and can be performed anywhere and at any time.

How Mime Works

Mime may help retrain the brain by using fine and large motor skills, imagery and motor memory. Repetition and mindfulness are used in creating mime illusions. Participants learn three mime concepts, helping make an invisible object appear solid to the audience. It helps participants grasp these techniques by first working with the actual object, and assessing how the body reacts to weight, size and texture.