Inspiritas is a haven for care-givers, families and any persons interested in maximizing their health and well-being.
The spa offers healing-oriented medicine based within the five National Institutes of Health defined domains of complementary medicine: biological therapies, which include nutrition-related treatments; massage therapies; mind/body intervention, including spiritual counseling and guided imagery; energy therapies, and whole medical systems, such as acupuncture. All of the modalities are evidence-based, meaning that they have been shown to be effective for reducing patient side-effects, reducing stress and also increasing the patient’s sense of well-being.
Inspiritas will include a prosthetic and wig resource center, with private fitting rooms and a wide selection of products.
The movement therapy studio provides a relaxing haven for mediation classes and also lectures on a variety of subjects.
The spacious spa area features well-equipped treatment rooms, changing rooms and showers, a beautifully appointed and relaxing quiet lounge, waterfalls, and a lovely outdoor zen garden.
Additionally, Inspiritas Spa will feature a large retail area, offering a wide variety of items helpful for the cancer patient, including paraben-free, fragrance-free, and organic skin and body care, inspirational books and gift items, guided imagery and music CD’s, all natural vitamins and nutritional supplements, and an organic tea bar featuring a healthy “tea of the day”, and teas and accessories for home preparation.
Clinical studies have shown acupuncture can help
- Relieve nausea caused by chemotherapy
- Improve immune system function
- Help relieve cancer pain
- Minimize hormonal hot flashes and relieve muscle and joint pain associated with some breast and prostate cancer treatments
Therapeutic approach to healing that uses gentle touch to restore harmony and balance to the body’s energy system, promoting self-healing and relaxation.
Guided imagery uses a range of techniques to help patients access their inner resources to relieve stress and pain. Used in a directed way, it can:
- Help stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system
- Lower blood pressure
- Relieve tension, quiet the breathing and promote healing
Inspiritas offers regularly scheduled free group classes on using guided imagery, and Inspiritas director Ginger Kemmy can provide individual training and direction.
Spiritual Direction is a process for exploring our meaning, our connection, and our relationship with the Sacred in our lives. The Spiritual Director serves as a companion who acts as a listening supportive person who helps you discern the spiritual journey. While important life issues may be discussed in the context of spirituality, Spiritual Direction is not therapy or counseling.
Meditation & Deep Breathing (Free)
Self-care and self-awareness is the foundation for good health. Meditation creates a relaxed state of moment-to-moment awareness which cultivates self-awareness and stress reduction. Meditation is at the heart of healing and self-discovery, come learn how to implement this powerful technique.
Our trained practitioners offer a variety of services to meet each client’s need. Massage is a powerful and effective way to increase relaxation, relieve muscle pain and reduce anxiety. The use of massage therapy, with precautionary modifications in particular cases, is safe for patients with cancer and offers benefits in all stages of cancer treatment.
Inspiritas Signature Massage
Relax and replenish with this combination of traditional Swedish massage and other techniques, such as myofacial, deep tissue and acupressure. We tailor our massage to your specific needs to promote tension relief and improve circulation. 50 minutes or 80 minutes
Hot Stone Massage
This centuries old practice incorporates specially prepared hot basalt stones that create penetrating warmth to ease tension and enhance muscle relaxation. 50 minutes or 80 minutes
When time is of the essence, our therapist will focus on the most common areas of tension – your back, shoulders, and neck. 25 minutes
*For an updated schedule and description of our free and fee-based classes click here.