Treating the mind, body and spirit is just one of the ways we partner with you in your journey to living well. Put yourself at ease through a number of our holistic services.
Acupuncture has been widely accepted around the world and practiced for more than 2,500 years. It is a traditional Chinese treatment used to prevent disease, treat illness, reduce muscle tension, improve sports performance and enhance a person’s well-being. A painless procedure, acupuncture is based on the principle that illness may result from imbalances in the body’s natural energy system, Qi (pronounced “chee”).
Using tiny, sterile, single-use needles placed just under the skin at specific points, acupuncture restores harmony by releasing the body’s own pain-blocking and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. Those suffering from acute and chronic pain, allergies, anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, addictions, menopausal symptoms and other illnesses may benefit from this ancient, specialized technique.
Typically, acupuncture has no side effects. Most often, people feel relaxed or even fall asleep during treatment. Usually patients leave in less discomfort and are more functional then before they received acupuncture. While relief may be felt after only one treatment, it is essential to recognize that acupuncture is most often effective when used in a series. The length and frequency of treatments are individually tailored to your specific needs and adjusted as necessary.
Hypnosis is a state of mind you experience naturally several times per day, such as while daydreaming, driving, watching television and upon waking or falling asleep.
Hypnosis is simply an altered state of your normal consciousness, and you will be aware of everything that happens during your session. Hypnotherapy is a pleasant and effective way of changing your thoughts and behaviors so you can get more of what you want in your life and less of what you don’t.
Hypnotherapy has been endorsed by the American Medical Association as an effective form of treatment and may help with overcoming:
- Fears or anxiety
- Reducing stress
- Weight management
- Smoking cessation
- Post surgical recovery
- Depression treatment
- Pain management
- Insomnia treatment
Studies show that the healing powers of touch go much farther than skin deep. Massage has a profound effect on your physical and mental health. Research has shown that massage increases blood circulation, aids in toxin release, increases lymph flow and endorphins, reduces heart rate and boosts energy levels. Massage may also help alleviate the symptoms of many medical conditions, including arthritis, headache, menopause, chronic fatigue syndrome, tension and acute and chronic pain.
From the over-stressed executive or busy mom, to the weekend warrior or competitive athlete, the certified massage therapists at Borgess Health & Fitness Center offer a massage experience that will help you enjoy a healthier life.