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The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture balances the flow of energy through meridians within the body, moving you one step deeper into complete mind-body wellness.
Acupuncture frees congested chi, or energy, bolsters immunity and boosts your body's metabolism and ability to dissolve fat.
We integrate the wellness benefits of acupuncture to augment the benefits of Pilates, whether the goal is healing or fitness.
On its own, Acupuncture is a medical tool that treats and prevents illness by boosting the body's natural immune response, naturally increasing endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, which relieve pain and help with the recovery of motor functions.
Although best known for the control of pain, acupuncture benefits a wide variety of disorders.
... a focus on recognizing and correcting muscular imbalances, the instruction is thorough, thoughtful, and detailed." - Gotham Magazine (Best of NY)
are trained to provide treatment for both rehabilitation and relief from medical conditions such as back pain, depression, fatigue, insomnia, migraines, asthma and more. Many of these conditions are related to inflammation, stress, pain, women's health, the digestive system, and the respiratory system; areas for which acupuncture is especially effective.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle yet effective whole body approach to wellness. It influences the central nervous system, brain and spinal column and can affect very deep and primary patterns. After listening through the hands to reveal the body's subtle rhythms and any patterns of inertia or congestion the practitioner uses subtle palpatory skills to help facilitate healing and balance.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage employs deliberate and focused touch to access the body's fascia and deep muscle tissue. This curative and feel good body therapy is recommended for all bodies, and is especially great for people involved in intense physical activity, those that suffer from chronic pain, and individuals who have sustained severe injury. Although the treatment can be intense the lasting relief from tension and pain will provide unmatched ease in movement.
Thai Yoga Massage
A traditional massage of Thailand, this treatment is experienced wearing loose fitting clothing on a soft mat on the floor. The practitioners body weight is used to create assisted yoga asanas and stretches, while simultaneously applying gentle pressure to shiatsu points. Mobilizes joints, loosens muscles, releases tension, and rebalances the body.
Reflexology is an ancient, natural technique to restore proper circulation of blood, balance emotions, and remove blockages throughout the body. A session addresses the hands and feet where nerve endings are located and every organ and body part in the human body is mirrored. Clients find overall relaxation and rejuvenation in this powerful healing therapy.
Structural integration aligns and balances the body by lengthening and repositioning the fascia. As fascia is lengthened it allows the muscles to move more efficiently. A structural integration practitioner will apply pressure to the body, working the entire fascial system in a systematic way. When restricted fascia is released and lengthened the body can return to its structurally optimal position. When a body is aligned and balanced it moves with greater ease and requires less energy to function. Good posture is effortless and breathing is easier. The body becomes more flexible, more coordinated and athletic performance improves.
Learn how to feel and look your best
improve your happiness and health and increase your energy each and every day with the help of our expert holistic health counselors.
At Erika Bloom Pilates Plus we believe a holistic approach to life brings together both nutrition and other essential forms of nourishment
including open and honest relationships with yourself and others, life pursuits that inspire you, and physical activity that you enjoy.
Our counselors are highly trained to help you survey each of these aspects and aid you in making truly life-transforming alterations whether your goals are weight loss
increased energy and happiness or overall well-being.
Your Monthly Program Includes
2 one-hour-long sessions of holistic health counseling
Handpicked health and wellness materials such as food diaries, books and handouts
Phone or e-mail support between sessions
Sessions may also involve exercise, health food store tours, menu planning and various product samples such as nutritional supplements or self care products
A body conditioning method developed over 80 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates, this complete exercise system strengthens the muscles while lengthening them.
Movements are low-impact and are done in a sequence with few repetitions, emphasizing form and alignment. Pilates focuses on the 'core', the muscles of the back and stomach, and also targets the intrinsic, supporting muscles to give a long, lean physique. The movements are integrated with the breathe and emphasis is placed on focus so that the mind becomes more in tune with the body, creating a connection that can be carried out of the studio to improve grace, balance, and focus in daily life.
At Erika Bloom Pilates Plus, our Pilates teaching is rooted in the traditions of Joseph Pilates but with an added emphasis on the individuality of each client.
No one will be given a generic Pilates 'routine'. Each person's strengths and goals will be taken into consideration so that the instructor can truly aid all clients to perform each exercise properly and to reach individual goals. Our personalization allows one to become in tune with their body, to progress more quickly, and to maximize time exercising.
At Erika Bloom we teach our Pilates programs using the anatomical concept of 'neutral spine'.
Having a true understanding of this alignment will be the biggest gift you take with you from Pilates. Like a carpenter using a weight on a string to find a straight line, proper alignment allows the rest of the body to hang freely, giving us ease of body in walking, sitting and other forms of exercise. Neutral spine Pilates will reduce suffering of chronic pain, and is the basis of Pilates reshaping the body. The neutral spine position is different for each person and so having an experienced, knowledgeable instructor is key to getting the benefits.
All of our teachers have completed a 500+ hour Pilates mat
and apparatus certification as well as training classes at Erika Bloom including 'Understanding Neutral Spine' and 'Muscle and Postural Imbalance Assessment and Correction'. In addition, many of our teachers have certifications in Injury Rehabilitation, Pre and Postnatal, and Protocols of Osteoporosis. We will personally match you with the instructor that can best guide you to reach your individual goals.
Experience one-on-one attention from one of our experienced yoga instructors in our private studio.
The personal guidance of our private and semi-private yoga sessions will allow you to deepen and progress your practice.
The practice of Yoga can help improve your health by stretching, resulting in toned muscles, and by exercising your skeletal system as a whole.
"By addressing the body's intricacies and its imbalances and weaknesses, Bloom's strategy leaves no stone unturned." - Hamptons Magazine
Yoga is commonly regarded as a complete system of personal growth.
Each session combines postures (asanas) for strength and flexibility; breathing techniques (pranayama), for calming and refreshing the body; and meditation to practice and attain peace of mind. This multi-faceted practice enables each individual to enjoy an enriched and healthier lifestyle and to live in harmony with oneself and with the world.