Programs and Services
Pilates is a series of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates more than 90 years ago to help develop core strength and flexibility. Pilates is an excellent way to strengthen and tone muscles (especially lower back and abdominals) and can be used as part of some physical therapy rehab programs.
Pilates improves posture, balance, flexibility, and circulation; reduces stress; and unites the body and mind. Whether on the mat or on the spring-based equipment, Pilates offers a full-body workout and can be adapted to many different ability levels.
The Pilates studio at the Samaritan Well-Being Center is staffed by certified Pilates instructors, who teach private, semi-private, and small group classes.
Massage Therapy is one of the most ancient forms of healing arts. Samaritan Well-Being Center employs only licensed massage therapists who practice therapeutic massage using their fingers, thumbs, elbows and arms.
Massage provides many physiological benefits, while promoting an overall sense of well-being. People of all ages can benefit from Massage Therapy, including:
- Anyone with a stressful lifestyle
- Pre-/post-operative patients
- People with emotional stress or depression
- Cardiac patients
- Chronically ill patients
- Arthritis patients
- Fibromyalgia patients
A therapeutic massage can:
- Increase circulation
- Increase range of motion
- Improve sleep patterns
Health and Fitness Classes
Our community health education offers something for everyone—whether looking to prevent illness or learn how to achieve the best quality of life possible while living with a recurring health condition. Throughout the year we have many types of screenings, lectures, and classes to help people live a healthy and balanced life.
Community Classes and Workshops
We offer various classes and workshops throughout the year. Topics include subjects like:
- feng shui
- decluttering the home
- healthy cooking
- Tai Chi