Acupuncture and Therapeutic Massage

Acupuncture therapy is a highly adaptable discipline with the potential to address many issues related to pain and disease.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regard acupuncture as being a safe, painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical conditions.   Acupuncture is done by the skillful insertion of very thin needles into points along the meridian pathways to restore the balance of Qi.  A typical course of treatment is 10 to 12 visits, and most will experience some positive therapeutic benefits within the first or second treatment.

The meridian pathways are “energy highways” that transport life energy known as Qi (“chee”) throughout the body.  These energy pathways are present in corresponding pairs, with each having several acupuncture points along its path.   The meridians, which are sometimes referred to as channels or vessels, are thought to be life-giving energy pathways that help to coordinate the work of the organs in the body and keep the body in balance through regulating its functions.

Therapeutic Massage has been shown to reduce the effects of stress, relieve muscular aches and pains, improve immune system function, and enhance the benefits of Physical Therapy.  We offer Chair Massage in 15-minute sessions for those desiring massage while fully clothed and Traditional Massage for 60- to 90-minute sessions for those requiring longer treatment.

Reiki is a Japanese Healing Technique where the practitioner works with the energies of the body through light touch to bring homeostasis, balance, and healing.  Reiki offers comfort, nurture, and support for mind, body, and emotions.

For further information, please contact our Physical Therapy Department at (203) 748-5631 and click here for our PT Services Price List.