Customized Wellness

Amanda Lucero, ARNP-C, FAARFM

 

  • Customized Vitamin and Supplement Plans
    • A customized vitamin/supplement plan will be made based on a persons age, goals, past medical history, family history
    • Pharmaceutical grade supplements sold
  • Wellness Visits
    • These visits are designed to help a person become "well".  This is done through consultations on supplements, exercise, diet, emotional wellness, referral for massage, personal training, sauna.  The goals of these visits are overall wellness and reduction of medications.
  • Weight Loss Plan
    • These visits are designed to assist the person in a healthy and realistic weight loss.  Pharmaceutical grade supplements or meal replacements are used to assist with appetite control and calorie reduction.  Vitamin shots are used to boost energy levels.  Proper diet and nutrition are ensured with a diet plan.  Exercise plans are discussed including referral to a gym or personal trainer.
      • HCG shots are not offered at this facility.
  • Stress Reduction/ Anxiety/ Depression
    • Often times a person with these symptoms will have a hormonal imbalance that needs to be addressed.  Other times, the symptoms are caused by neurotransmitter abnormalities.  Treatments for these problems are often combined with nutritional supplements; diet/exercise plans, and massage therapy.
  •  Treatment of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and adrenal fatigue


Art of Massage

Sarah J. Ramer, MA, LMT

  • Both therapeutic and relaxation massages are offered

The Benefits Of Massage

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage?

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety and stress
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

A Powerful Ally

There's no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.

This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Profound Effects

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post-surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

These are basic statements:  not all problems are addressed in this office.  If you would like to know if massage therapy offered in this office can benefit you please call the office.