- Reiki Energy Work
- Thai Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Meet our Therapists
How our eight therapies can help you improve your wellness.
We have a therapeutic service designed just for YOU.
We passionately believe that achieving maximum wellness can only occur by addressing the whole person – and one person’s needs are not the same as the next. That’s why we offer several different therapeutic services, each designed to serve a different purpose.
Plus, our Upper Marlboro studio is conveniently located to Prince George’s County towns like Brandywine and Bowie as well as the communities of Lothian and Dunkirk.
What is Acupuncture?
Our Pilates Plus Wellness Center Acupuncture uses a unique combination of Japanese-style acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to promote health and reduce pain. Extremely thin needles are used along specific acupuncture points on the body to achieve specific goals.
What can Acupuncture do for me?
Acupuncture can help increase life balance, promote wellness, and reduce chronic pain and tension.
More and more insurance companies are including acupuncture treatments in their policies. Consult your insurer about your coverage. Some plans that do not normally cover acupuncture will pay for treatments if a physician recommends them. Full payment is required at the time of treatment. If you have coverage, the necessary paperwork will be filled out for your reimbursement. Usually, there is a two week turnaround on repayment. In addition, Flex Spending Dollars can be used towards both acupuncture treatments and herbal formulas.
What can I expect during an Acupuncture session?
Before your first appointment, you will need to complete a health history form. At your first session, your acupuncturist will discuss your primary health issue, lifestyle factors, and health problems. After your interview, the acupuncturist will advise on a recommended course of treatment, and then begin the therapy. She will insert six to 12 sterile (one-use only) needles at specific points to address your health concern. There will be only a slight pricking sensation when the needles are inserted; after insertion, you should feel no pain.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy the holistic, therapeutic use of essential oils to facilitate a physical, mental, and even emotional, healing process.
What can Aromatherapy do for me?
Aromatherapy can be used for any imbalance or discomfort that may occur physically, emotionally, and mentally. People with some of the following conditions have found relief and balance through aromatherapy:
- Menopausal symptoms
- Sinus problems
- Emotional instability
- Life changes
- Low energy levels
- Inability to concentrate
- Muscle aches and pains
What can I expect during an Aromatherapy session?
Your first session will begin with a through consultation that includes an assessment of your symptoms and complaints, environment, current health status and history. Please bring a completed aromatherapy intake form with you to your first session.
Then, you and your aromatherapist will choose the essential oil(s) and application method that will best fit your therapeutic needs. A skin patch test will be performed to check for allergic reaction before the blending of any oils.
You will then review the instructions on how and when to apply the oils for maximum impact. Written directions will also be provided. Your initial consultation can take up to 1.5 hours, and follow-up consultations are usually 1 hour long.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic acupressure technique that works with the energy flow of the body to promote natural self-healing. It is non-invasive and may be used as a complementary therapy in conjunction with conventional health care. Reflexology reflects the theory of Asian medicine in that it sees the mind, body, and spirit as a whole.
What can Reflexology do for me?
Applying pressure to specific areas and stimulating the nerve endings in the feet encourages the flow of Chi, relieves stress and tension, boosts the immune system, provides pain relief, aids sleep, reduces blood pressure, and improves digestion and elimination.
What can I expect during a Reflexology session?
While every reflexology session has similarities, each will be tailored to your specific needs, beginning with a discussion of your health history and your current concerns. The session will take place in a dimly lit room while you lie in a zero-gravity chair or massage table. You will enjoy soothing music and light scents as you relax. Reflexology pressure is then applied to your hands and feet. You will likely feel the results immediately; often the benefits can still be felt days later.
Prior to your first Reflexology session, we ask that you complete a health screen questionnaire and bring it with you to your first session.
What is Reiki Energy Work?
While not strictly under the auspices of massage, Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is nevertheless often practiced in conjunction with bodywork. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words – rei, meaning higher power or universal force, and ki, meaning life energy. Loosely translated, Reiki means universal or spiritually-guided life-force energy.
What can Reiki Energy Work do for me?
Reiki is used as a method of healing illness and reducing stress through light touch or, more commonly, by placing the hands near or above the body in specific positions or patterns. Through these positions, a Reiki practitioner can correct energetic imbalances in the body, improving health and restoring a person’s energy levels.
What can I expect during a Reiki Energy Work session?
You will begin your Reiki session by discussing with your Reiki practitioner what you would like to focus on during the session. Then, you will recline on a massage table, fully clothed. Your Reiki therapist will lay their hands either on, or directly above, your body. You will feel relaxed and may also experience tingling, lightness sensations, or the release of tension.
What is Thai Massage?
Thai massage is also called Thai yoga massage, because the therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches. Many people say Thai Massage is like doing yoga without any work.
Other techniques used during a Thai massage treatment are muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure. Thai massage is both relaxing and energizing at the same time.
What can Thai Massage do for me?
Thai Reiki can offer you these wellness benefits:
- stress reduction
- improved circulation
- increased energy
- increased flexibility
- improved range of motion
- centering of the mind and body
What can I expect during a Thai Massage session?
Thai massage is usually done on a padded mat on the floor and a session typically lasts 60 minutes to two hours.
No oil is applied, so you are fully dressed. We only ask you to bring or wear comfortable clothing to the massage.
We offer massage in 90 minute, 60 minute, or 30 minute sessions. Please see our price list for details.
What is Therapeutic Massage?
By “therapeutic massage,” we mean a massage that is much more than simply a feel-good spa treatment. Pilates Plus Wellness Center’s certified massage therapists are experts at using massage techniques to facilitate healing and relaxation.
What can Therapeutic Massage do for me?
We can address many needs with massage: promote relaxation, reduce stress, increase circulation, relieve chronic pain, or boost your lymphatic flow. Your massage therapist will be able to discuss massage options with you.
What can I expect during a Therapeutic Massage session?
When you begin, your massage therapist will discuss your health concerns and goals for that session (relaxation, ease chronic pain, etc.). Please complete a health screen questionnaire prior to your first visit and bring it with you.
You will recline on a massage table, covered by a sheet for modesty. Your therapist will use kneading, pressure, and stretching techniques to relieve tension and boost your physical functioning.
All of our therapists are highly experienced in their respective fields and share the same dedication to service and whole-person wellness you come to expect from Pilates Plus Wellness Center staff. Please read our therapists’ credentials to learn more.