Wellness Programs

Our natural and serene Wellness Wing provides Veterans and their families a welcoming safe haven dedicated to restoration. We develop trust by taking a non-judgmental approach to those we serve. Our multi-faceted approach includes Integrative Medicine and other educational opportunities that complement traditional medical practices. Veterans and family members are empowered to take charge of their own health and well-being through exposure to a variety of wellness options within the community. 

We offer a unique range of hands-on bodywork and energy medicine techniques. We also offer instruction in yoga, non-clinical talking circles, meditation and mindfulness.While some of these practices are lesser-known, they are proven to be highly effective amongst our Veterans and their families.

Auricular Acupuncture

The whole body is represented on the ear, in the same way that reflexology maps the body through the feet. Practitioners place needles in the ear at precise points which stimulate the brain and body and encourage natural healing of pain, stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, addictions and PTSD symptoms.

Reiki

A Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force or the energy all around us. Reiki is a relaxation technique that can boost healing and restore balance to the mind, body and spirit. The practitioner uses a series of gentle hand placements on or over the physical body. This practice has been used to treat chronic pain, stress, and anxiety as well as PTSD, TBI and other serious conditions. Your Reiki session will be a unique experience for you as an individual. It is like a massage for the spirit!

Massage

A healing therapy that relaxes tight or chronically tense muscles. Pressure, tension and motion are applied to superficial muscles, deep tissue and attachments. You decide if you prefer gentle or deep tissue work. Relax from the inside out in our safe and nurturing environment.

Combat Vets Anonymous

A peer-led non-clinical opportunity to share experiences unique to military members and their families. Receive support and understanding in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

Lymphatic Drainage

A very gentle hands-on treatment. Light pressure is applied in a wave-like motion over the body which stimulates fluid circulation, activates the immune system and calms the nervous system. A noted benefit is decreased swelling and faster recovery after surgery or injury. The work is done while laying comfortably on a massage table.

Meditation

An ancient practice that develops intentional focus which minimizes random thoughts about the past or future. Meditation helps with concentration, relaxation and inner peace. This practice is scientifically shown to alleviate medical symptoms, stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Boost your mood with a rejuvenating session of relaxing meditation


 

Polarity

A non-invasive healing energy practice that calms and sedates the central nervous system through a series of gentle touches. Polarity uses acupressure as an alternative to acupuncture. All pain and illness stems from the disturbance or blockage of energy flow in the body. This technique alleviates overall mind-body stress by balancing the bodys flow of energy and restores you to health and wellness. This session may offer relief to sleeplessness, headache, backache, stress, anxiety, depression, pain and other complications stemming from PTSD and TBI.

Yoga

While there are many styles of Yoga available, the overall principle is universal: bring the mind, body and spirit into union. This practice works from the inside out by allowing you to connect to your innermost self. You will gain flexibility, balance and better health through breath and movement. No experience is necessary to join. 

Reflexology

Practitioners apply pressure with the thumbs to specific points on the feet and hands to stimulate natural healing throughout the entire body. The foots reflect points correspond to organs, glands and systems across the body. Reflexology improves nerve function, blood circulation while inviting relaxation and a sense of peace.

Quantum Touch

A form of energy field healing where the practitioner uses a gentle hands-on touch on a specific area of the body that requires attention. A session is performed while sitting in a chair or lying down on a massage table. The work is very relaxing and helps to bring the bodys energy into balance.

Qi Gong 

Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Kung) is a slow, gentle practice rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques, and mental focus. Qi Gong increases vitality, reduces stress, calms the mind, enhances balance and stamina, and bolsters immunity. No prior experience is necessary.

Art House Programming

  • Creative Arts Workshops
  • Painting and drawing classes
  • Photography classes
  • Writing, journaling and creative expression workshops
 

Family Activities 

  • Community Gardening
  • Weekly Spice-Grind