Pain is a message that something is wrong. When pain lingers, it is a sign that the body and mind need a change or shift. At Zen and Vitality, Zoa offers many wellness tools to help you reduce your pain without medication, surgery, or other external intervention. Whether your pain stems from arthritis, injury, fibromyalgia, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, inflammation, or other chronic pain condition, Zen and Vitality gives you options.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. ~ Buddhist Proverb
Core and Joint Stability
Here, you can participate in small group or private movement classes with personalized modifications based on Zoa’s specialized training and knowledge. Zoa uses Pilates, Yoga, and more to encourage safe, pain free movement that stabilizes your spine and joints by creating a balance between muscle strength and flexibility for all joint movements. Appropriate modifications might involve a smaller range of motion where you move without pain, a change of orientation of the body compared to gravity, the use of a prop or resistance to support the body, and finding the perfect level of challenge to match your abilities. Read more at Hope Instilled.
For many individuals, heat and increased blood flow are the key to reducing pain, decreasing inflammation, and stimulating the body to self-heal. An infrared sauna heats you from the inside out. Many say it feels like lying in the sunshine but without the the potentially skin damaging ultraviolet light. You control how much internal heat you build with the sauna control settings and the session duration. In return for lying and soaking up the warmth, your increased blood flow delivers oxygen and important nutrients to the body and brain as a whole. Muscles repair more quickly. Ligaments, tendons (fascia!), and joints benefit from the heat and increased blood flow nearby. Nerve endings calm down and your brain registers less pain. Read more from Functional medicine practitioner – Dr Will Cole.
Muscle tension in the body can create pain. Activated senses can overstimulate the brain and generate a pain response. Your fascial system manages stress of all types (physical, mental, and emotional). Zoa’s fascial movement classes facilitate release and stimulation of your fascia in a way that reduces body discomforts, calms the mind, and shifts the senses to focus on happy, positive feelings. Your joints will move better and your brain will thank you! In the Wellness Room, you can create your own fascial relaxation and reorganization by using the Fascia Releazer on a small focussed area of your body. Read more at Spine Health.
Near Infrared and Red Light Therapy
Light Therapy is a new pain relief technology now available at your fingertips! The Wellness Room has a LumiNIR wand available for your use. You can sit holding the want to your skin and within a few minutes zap collagen building red light and cellular healing near infrared light directly onto the place that hurts. A song or chat later and you feel better. What could be simpler? Read more at Prevention Magazine.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. ~ Helen Keller