A healthy human being is constantly in touch with his environment by perceiving external stimuli and processing them in the brain. Persons in a persistent vegetative state show a brain injury and their ability to perceive the environment’s stimuli will be affected by the said injury. This bachelor thesis offers an overview of the clinical picture of the persistent vegetative state, its symptoms, and its effects on the perception of the person concerned. Furthermore, this work examines the somatic basal stimulation’s impact on the person’s perceptive faculty. By putting specific stimuli, the formation of neuronal networking is sup-ported in the brain. Thus, the ability of these persons to perceive their environment will gradually improve. In particular, somatic stimulation offers the possibility to the perception-affected person to get to know his own body and its limits again through specific contact. This work aims to introduce interested carers to the concepts of basal stimulation. In addi-tion, an insight to the diverse mechanism/mode of action of the somatic treatments is pro-vided in order to raise awareness of reflected contact within care. Furthermore, the possi-ble application of the somatic stimulation in everyday care routine is presented based on a case study. There are numerous options of integrating somatic treatments in everyday care routine. This might succeed by changing the attitude of caregivers towards function and benefit of everyday care actions, such as whole body ablution, so that therapeutic values might be assigned to usual nursing interventions.