The Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body offers innovative body treatments to assist in pain management, soothe away tension, and promote overall health maintenance. Every treatment is customized by our team of licensed, certified and experienced practitioners to provide the maximum benefits for your specific needs, and our private treatment rooms assure you enjoy a quiet atmosphere for relaxation.
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- Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
- Muscular Therapy
- Tui Na
About Our Treatments
Acupuncture is the technique of inserting thin, metal needles into specific points on the body for therapeutic effect. Practitioners use acupuncture for relief and prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, chronic headaches, arthritic conditions, anxiety disorders and depression, Parkinson’s, stroke rehabilitation, asthma, fibromyalgia, chronic heart disease, digestive, gynecological and urogenital problems, and addictions (alcohol, tobacco, drugs).
Cosmetic acupuncture treatment uses super-fine needles to target underlying health issues that may be contributing to a deficient facial appearance. The needles are placed into problem areas on the face and neck, such as wrinkles or acne scarring, to promote nutrient-rich blood flow, stimulate muscle activity and toning, and encourage collagen growth, which all contribute to a more youthful and healthy-looking appearance.
Lymphatic drainage therapy gently and rhythmically moves lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the function of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, lymphatic drainage can be used for a wide range of purposes, including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness.
Massage is the manipulation of soft body tissues (muscles, connective tendons and ligaments) to enhance well-being. It’s effective for conditioning, stress, improved circulation and other health issues.
Muscular therapy is massage/soft tissue manipulation using a combination of many therapeutic massage/soft tissue manipulation techniques that Beverley Ikier has studied and developed over many years of practice. Included are integrated health modalities for restoring function activities of daily life and better athletic performance using a natural approach. This therapy addresses pain due to tight muscles, restriction from old injuries, and posture and spinal alignment.
Reiki technique channels energy into the patient by means of touch to activate natural healing processes. It’s effective in restoration of physical and emotional well-being.
Reflexology massage uses reflex points on the feet, hands and head, all linked to other parts of the body, to relieve tension and treat illness.
Rolfing is a unique body/mind therapy that reshapes the body by loosening, straightening, lengthening, and balancing it to improve its function, structure, resilience. Since Rolfing is genuinely holistic in its intentions and effects — treating the body as a whole system rather than focusing solely on symptoms — its results are unusually wide-ranging and long-lasting. Rolfing commonly helps back pain, neck and shoulder pain, hip or leg pain, wrist pain, sciatica, pelvic misalignment and functional short-leg, joint restrictions, foot and knee problems, chronic tension, scoliosis, hunched shoulders, swayback, misalignment of body segments, headaches, repetitive stress injuries, carpal tennis syndrome, TMJ problems, and difficulty experiencing or expressing emotions.
Shiatsu is a therapeutic bodywork practice from Japan; its origins are from the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As in acupressure, practitioners of shiatsu apply pressure to points on the body along meridian channels. Stimulating these points promotes the flow of vital energy (also known as "chi") and facilitates healing. Sessions are done on a table while wearing loose clothing.
Tui na is a form of massage and acupressure using rhythmic compression techniques to break down scar tissue, relax muscles and tendons, and open the energy pathways. Tui na is effective in treating trauma and injury by clearing the energy pathway for improved circulation and to speed up the healing process.
Beverley Ikier, Certified Muscular Therapist
Beverley received her nursing degree at McGill University and Royal Victoria Hospital in Canada, and spent two years in post-graduate studies at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London, England. Beverley has practiced for 20 years as a nationally-certified massage therapist, exercise instructor and educator of bone strengthening, having studied with Miriam Nelson, PhD, Tufts University. She’s a certified personal trainer with the National Council of Strength and Fitness, board certified in muscular therapy and bodywork, and was certified with the Arthritis Foundation. Her sessions often include strengthening and stretching.
Vivian Howell, Licensed Massage Therapist
Vivian, a board-certified, licensed massage therapist for more than 16 years, has extensive clinical experience at Stamford Hospital’s Health & Fitness Institute, the Bennett Cancer Center in Connecticut, and faculty at CT Center for Massage Therapy. Her shiatsu, reflexology and reiki sessions help alleviate chronic tension and bring about a feeling of deep peace in the body with long-term benefits.
Brianne Krupsaw, Licensed Massage Therapist
Brianne has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 30 years. She worked at the first Neuromuscular Therapy Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and managed and developed the massage department at the newly-opened Canyon Ranch-Lenox. She later joined her staff and became one of the most frequently-requested massage therapists at the Ranch. Throughout her career, Brianne worked with adults and children from all walks of life, many of whom are high-profile from music, film, television and corporate industries.
Telma Milioli, Licensed Massage Therapist
Telma has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 20 years. In addition to massage, Telma offers lymphatic drainage, reflexology and reiki.
Garret Whitney, Certified Advanced Rolfer
Garret is a certified advanced Rolfer with 37 years of experience, a member of both the Rolf Institute and the Guild for Structural Integration.
Ming Wu, PhD, TCM, Tui Na Therapist
Dr. Wu, a third-generation herbalist, has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), qigong and tai chi since 1972. He attended the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou, China, and received his doctorate in TCM, where he practiced at Chouchow Hospital. With over 20 editorials published in the Chinese Medical Journal, he is recognized in The Annals of China's Contemporary Famous Doctors of TCM. He has dedicated his life to healing and teaching others how to live well.
Vivien Zhang, Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Chinese Herbalist
Vivien, is an acupuncturist at the Center for Pain Medicine at Mass General Hospital, medical staff member of Emerson Hospital, and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture since 1999. She also served as senior physician of Guan An Men Hospital. Vivien received her medical degree from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a master’s degree in nutrition and health promotion from Simmons College.