Therapeutic 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.

Please contact us for more information or register online now to reserve a session appointment.

Acupuncture

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.

What can I expect during an Acupuncture session?

Before your first appointment, you will need to complete an acupuncture 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.

Payment options

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.

Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is 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:

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Sinus problems
  • Emotional instability
  • Life changes
  • Insomnia
  • PMS
  • 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.

Chakra Balancing

Ancient philosophy teaches us that our chakras are wheels that form symbolic energy centers at main points of the body. The seven major chakras each relate to a specific color, organ, gland or part of the body. Imbalances or blockages in these chakras can be caused by physical or emotional strains.

What can I expect during a Chakra Balancing session?

In your chakra balancing session, our practitioner will do basic energy testing and balance the seven major chakras. You will leave feeling refreshed, restored and energized.

This service is provided in our therapy room. You will rest comfortably on our massage table for most of the session, warm and relaxed.

Reflexology

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.

Thai Massage

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 massage can offer you these wellness benefits:

  • relaxation
  • 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.

Therapeutic Massage

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.

Four Handed Massage

What can I expect during a Four Handed Massage session?

Enjoy the hands of two therapists catering to your needs.  It’s like receiving two full body massages at the same time! Unlike a cookie cutter massage, your therapist will create session that responds to your needs. Though the session will flow, it is not choreographed. Your session will be customized and responsive to your needs.  Note this is a powerful treatment! Consider booking time in the relaxation room following your session to allow your brain and body to reap the full benefits of such relaxing services.

Hot Stone Massage

What can I expect during a Hot Stone Massage session?

Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation and metabolism. Each session promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body. Our professional massage therapists also incorporate a customized massage, with the use of hot stones which offers enhanced benefits.

The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.

Visceral Manipulation

What can is Visceral Manipulation (VM)?

Visceral manipulation is a manual  therapy that addresses the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system to increase proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture. To learn more about VM please visit the Barral Institute where our therapists were trained.

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.
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